Mechanical Engineering Lecture Theatre B


Mechanical Engineering Lecture Theatre B
Room 2.37, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT


11 May 2020


10:30 am - 3:30 pm

CANCELLED Advanced Qualitative Methods (AQUALM) Taster Day

The ESRC White Rose DTP is delighted to invite you to an Advanced Qualitative Methods Taster Event, hosted and chaired by Professor Nick Emmel.


This year, the AQUALM Taster Day thematic focus is ‘Fieldwork.’

This taster day offers insights into the challenges, excitement, opportunities and practical challenges of doing field work. Our field work might be in a dusty archive, a water logged slum, in disadvantaged communities, with elites or with groups at the margin our society, We may be concerned with co-production or shared understanding. In all of these settings, with all of these participants and whatsoever is the intended purpose of the qualitative methods we use the researcher must have a plan, an imagination and the confidence to get the ‘seats of their pants dirty in real research’.

During this taster day researchers with a wide range of experiences of doing qualitative research in diverse settings will talk about practical and methodological considerations when planning and doing field work and reflect on its contribution to the findings from their research. They will provide you with insights that will support you as you plan, implement and reflect on your field work practice in your PhD.

Confirmed speakers

Professor Nick Emmel

Professor of Social Research Methodology, University of Leeds

Professor Kate Pahl

Faculty Head of RKE & Head of ESRI, Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Melanie Hall

Lecturer, School of Childhood, Youth and Education Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Jemma Basham

Strategic Lead for Access and Participation, University of Cumbria

Dr Madeleine Pill

Senior Lecturer, Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield

David Duriesmith

Lecturer in Gender and Politics, University of Sheffield

Dr Simon Mollan

Senior Lecturer, The York Management School

Dr Adam Formby

Lecturer, School of Psychology & Social Sciences, York St John University

This Advanced Qualitative Methods training is compulsory for ESRC funded PhD research students who have just embarked on their first year of PhD study i.e.:

Students who started their PhD study on a +3 Scholarship in academic year 2019/2020 and students who completed their Master in Social Sciences Research in the 2018/2019 academic year who are now transitioning to their PhD study on a 1+3 Scholarship.

If you are a non-ESRC funded Social Sciences PhD student at one of the 7 WRDTP partner universities you are also encouraged to attend, in particular if you are planning on doing fieldwork.

NOTE: a lunch will not be provided for this event therefore attendees will need to bring their own lunch. The School of Mechanical Engineering is on the main campus and there are several places nearby to purchase food and refreshments.

Students are responsible for arranging travel to and from the All Cohort Training sessions.  You will be reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses upon presentation of original receipts/tickets (no photocopies or credit card receipts will be accepted) and completion of the relevant expense claim form/process via your Department/School. We cannot reimburse travel costs for students in their writing up/overtime year.