A/Prof Ziersch and Dr Delany present at the 14th Qualitative Methods Conference

A Ziersch @ Qualitative Conference Melbourne April 2015Associate Professor Anna Ziersch and Dr Toni Delany recently presented at the 14th Qualitative Methods Conference in Melbourne, Australia. The Conference was convened by the University of Alberta International Institute for Qualitative Methodology. The focus of the Conference was on examining the evolution and diversity of approaches to applied qualitative research. Associate Professor Ziersch’s presentation focussed on explaining how innovative research methods can be applied to foster inclusive and participatory research approaches. During the presentation Anna explained how she and her colleagues have used photo elicitation, digital storytelling and other visual activities to collect data with adults and children with refugee backgrounds about their experiences of housing, health and wellbeing. Dr Delany’s presentation focussed on explaining the methodological approach that has been developed to guide collaborative research being undertaken by researchers from the Southgate Institute, other universities in Australia and overseas, and policy actors from the South Australian Government. During the presentation Toni explained strategies that the research team have used to ensure that the research is flexible enough to adapt to changes within the policy environment, while still rigorous enough to produce trustworthy findings. The Conference was attended by approximately 300 delegates from 22 nations. See more at: http://www.cvent.com/events/14th-qualitative-methods-conference/custom-35-0e89383fbe96445a8c0ba29c15bf727f.aspx The Twitter feed for the Conference is #QM2015.

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