The ARC qualitative network
The ARC qualitative network
The aim of the group is to encourage debate and discussion about the place of qualitative research in health research, its core concepts and methods in a dynamic and supportive atmosphere. The group is multidisciplinary with over 140 participants drawn mainly from different faculties (Health Science, Medicine, Psychology, Sociology) and universities across Wessex, and some national and international participants. The group aims to be helpful and facilitate the use and development of qualitative research in health, illness and care.
The group is primarily concerned with providing a peer support network and the development of knowledge and skills of early and mid-career researchers who are conducting or interested in qualitative research.
Frequency of meetings
The group meets every 2-3 months to discuss a specific topic related to qualitative research, with selection of topic normally driven by the members and their interests and needs.
Webinar 12 February 2021 - Realist Synthesis Exercise for Context, Mechanism and Outcome (CMO) configuration - with Dr Ivaylo Vassilev, Dr Alejandra Recio Saucedo & Dr Ksenia Kurbatskaya as part of the ARC Qualitative Research Network
Webinar 19 March 2021 - Innovative ideas for Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in qualitative research - March 19 2021 - Presented by Dr Caroline Barker (ARC PPI lead) and Carmel McGrath - Chaired by Dr Kinda Ibrahim
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Webinar Friday 18 June, 2021 11.00am-12.30pm - How to conduct a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative studies - Speakers and researchers, Dr Teresa Corbett and Dr Kate Lippiett, who will share their recent experiences in conducting systematic reviews of qualitative studies, top tips and issues to avoid.
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Webinar April 28, 2022 - 11.00am-12.30pm -Dr Amanda Blatch-Jones and Dr Katie Meadmore share their experience of using netnography to explore funding committee practice allocation of research funding.
The group has developed a “MUST READ LIST” for qualitative researchers that include articles and books that discuss different areas including: challenges of conducting qualitative research; ensuring quality in qualitative research; the place of different methods of data collection; teaching qualitative research. We built this dedicated resource to help and advise people and we are constantly updating the list to include any further useful resources.
The group has also started building a resource of people with their expertise so members can identify at a glance the most suitable person(s) within the group to help, advise, and support on a particular topic. If you would like to add your details, please click here
If you would like to know more about the group or interested in joining in please email Dr Kinda Ibrahim K.firstname.lastname@example.org