WAIER is very excited to announce a new partnership with the South Australian Institute for Education Research (SAIER) and the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to offer a series of FREE methodologies webinars. The webinars will be presented by Emeritus Professor Barry Down, Associate Professor Peter Wright and Dr Christine Cunningham.
Emeritus Professor Barry Down
Critical theorizing and qualitative research in education
Critical inquiry attempts to expose complex, intersecting power relations that both
privilege and oppress. At heart, it is concerned with issues of fairness, equity, and the
struggle for socially just schools. The presentation will draw on several school-based
ethnographies and lessons from the field, providing an overview of critical qualitative
Associate Professor Peter Wright
Dealing with complexity and sense-making in qualitative inquiry
A brief overview of research in complex environments and several processes of
sense-making and pluralistic approaches to research. Drawing on a specific project,
Peter will directly speak to the progressive removal of uncertainty in a climate of
‘outcomes and impact’, and the framing devices that can enable us to plan, enact and
share our research insights.
Dr Christine Cunningham
Transnational research methodologies and qualitative data gathering: How
might we judge the excellence of this type of research?
Arguably, many early career researchers struggle with the epistemological and lexical
quagmire of judging qualitative research. In this presentation Christine hopes to
discuss her research team’s work using transnational research methodologies and
focus in on the qualitative data gathering methods we have used successfully to
access Chinese participants inside the People’s Republic and Bolivian participants in
a remote region of South America. Then I offer some suggestions on how we might
judge the quality of this type of cross-cultural, multilingual research from both a
critical and qualitative perspective.
Wednesday 23 March 2022
- Western Australia 4:30pm – 6:00pm
- South Australia 7:00pm – 8:30pm
- New South Wales 7:30 – 9:00pm
Online webinar via MS Teams platform
Please register your attendance at https://forms.office.com/r/0j4V2McKd9
For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Webinar link will be emailed to you on Tuesday, 22 March 2022