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RD Workshop 3: Research practices: Working with data, texts, concepts and theory in research

18 August 2015, 16h00 – 18h00, Environmental Learning Research Centre, Room 20

Some research teaching makes a distinction between qualitative and quantitative research – arguably not a very useful distinction because a lot of research draws on both forms of data. Some researchers work with concepts and texts instead of ‘data’. In this session we will examine forms of research practice and will consider how one works with data, concepts, texts and theory in research. The session will not focus on specific statistical techniques or specific qualitative research methods, but will rather engage scholars in thinking about what they are trying to achieve when they work with data, concepts, texts or theories in their studies. They will be encouraged to examine these different research practices in relation to their research question and discipline, and to consider ways of going about research. The session will introduce a range of research practices, including data generation approaches, and will also include a discussion on data management, data analysis and making sense of the data through using/contributing to theory. We will introduce you to some of the data analysis tools that are available at Rhodes University (e.g. Nvivo for qualitative data analysis).

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