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2001 Research Seminar Program

Postgraduate students and researchers are cordially invited
to the following FREE afternoon seminar.

The position of the researcher

Associate Professor David Tripp and Dr Susan McKenzie
Murdoch University

Tuesday May 8th, 4.30 to 5.30pm

To 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 Car parks 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.

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. He writes...
Even though it is logical to see all research as participatory in some ways, participation has not appeared as an important concern in the mainstream research literature. Few research methodologies acknowledge the fact that the researcher is also a participant in the situation. This is important because it means that participation is seldom treated as an aspect of the personal relationship between all the people involved, which, of course, it is in all social research.
Dr McKenzie will explain how she addressed these issues in her recent doctoral research involving the families of children with special needs.

Next seminar:
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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