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2001 Research Seminar Program

Research and... - Program Semester 1, 2001
Postgraduate students and researchers are cordially invited
to a series of FREE afternoon seminars.

NUD*IST for qualitative analysis

Dr Roger Vallance
University of Notre Dame
Dr Catherine Ward
Curtin University

Monday March 26th, 4.30 to 6.00pm

These will be held at Murdoch University in E & H Building Room 2.21 - the Education Staff Common Room from 4.30-6.00 pm. Park in Carparks 4 or 5 off South St. For a map see your UBD or the following: http://www.murdoch.edu.au/maps/murdoch/

Light refreshments will be served and there will be opportunities for discussion and interaction.

The NUD*IST family is the predominant qualitative analysis software available and it is Australian made. This presentation will discuss the strengths and limitations of N4, N5 and NVivo and allow people to investigate which is best suited to their needs. Dr Vallance teaches these softwares at different levels. Dr Ward, as a recent doctoral graduate, will present her experiences with hints for beginning users of NUD*IST.


The Position of the Researcher
Tuesday May 8th
Presenters: Associate Professor David Tripp, and Dr Susan McKenzie, both of Murdoch University

Professor Tripp is a researcher, teacher and author in the area of qualitative research methodology. He will discuss issues such as subjectivity-objectivity and the relationship of researcher and participants. Dr McKenzie will explain how she addressed these issues in her recent doctoral research involving the families of children with special needs.

Grounded Theory
Monday June 11th
Presenter: Dr Helen Wildy, Edith Cowan University.

Dr Wildy will talk about her own research in relation to grounded theory. Participants will have the opportunity to be involved in coding some data. The session is intended to be quite interactive and lots of fun.

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