Online training


Online training
BYO computer, your house, your address


16 Feb 2022


10:00 am - 2:30 pm



The ESRC White Rose DTP is delighted to invite you to an Advanced Qualitative Methods Taster Event, hosted and chaired by Dr Ana Manzano.

The aim of this training event is to provide doctoral researchers with an introduction to a range of advanced qualitative methods for social science research.  It will give participants the opportunity to identify methods relevant to their own research. Most of the techniques discussed here are then examined in depth at training workshops later in the academic year, so by attending this session you can determine which further sessions to attend.

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 are starting their PhD study on a +3 Scholarship in academic year 2021/2022 and students who completed their Master in Social Sciences Research in the 2020/2021 academic year who are now transitioning to their PhD study on a 1+3 Scholarship.

All non-ESRC funded students from the WRDTP partner institutions are also welcome to attend this training.

Hourly Schedule


10.00am - 10.10am
Introduction to the Day
Dr Ana Manzano (AQUALM Director)
10.10am - 10.40am
1st Taster TALK: Vulnerability & Qualitative Research
Dr Kate Brown, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy & Criminology (University of York)
10.40am - 11.10am
2nd Taster TALK: Ethnography in Context: Stories from Three Different Sports Fields
Dr Greg Hollin, Wellcome Research Fellow in Humanities & Social Sciences (University of Sheffield)
11.10am - 11.20am
11.20am - 11.50am
3rd Taster TALK: Interviewing People with Learning Difficulties
Dr Andrea Hollomotz, Lecturer in Disability & Crime (University of Leeds)
11.50am - 12.20pm
4th Taster TALK: Combining Multiple Qualitative Methods in the Analysis
Dr Bassey Ebenso, Lecturer in International Public Health (University of Leeds)
12.20pm - 12.50pm
5th Taster TALK: Piecing Together Insights from Qualitative Research: The Role of Qualitative Evidence Synthesis
Dr Andrew Booth, Reader in Evidence Based Information Practice (University of Sheffield)
12.50pm - 1.30pm
1.30pm - 2.30pm
PGR Panel Accessing, Being In and Leaving the "Qualitative Field"
1.30-1.40 Accessing; 1.40-1.50 Being; 1.50-2.00 Leaving, 2.00 -2.30 PGR Debate
2.30pm - 2.45pm
Closing Summary