Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Methodology in Practice - Upcoming Event On Campus

Can't get enough methods theory? Interested in health research? Check out this upcoming event, which will delve into some of the dilemmas faced by qualitative health researchers, and their struggle to balance methodological rules, standards and expectations with the need to produce knowledge that is applicable and beneficial to both patients and health workers.

Upcoming CQ Seminar
Sep 27, 12 - 1:30 pm
The Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research is pleased to announce its first seminar of the fall 2010 term. 
Title: Methodological Conventions in Transition - Shifting the Balance Between Theorizing and Application 
Speaker: Dr. Sally Thorne, Professor and Director, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia and Associate Editor, Qualitative Health Research 

Description: Although the methodological techniques first generated to serve the intellectual projects of the social sciences have served qualitative health researchers well in certain respects, there are increasing calls to disentangle method from the rule structures and conventions that may be compromising the utility of the enterprise. In an evidence-informed health policy and planning world, it is increasingly urgent that qualitative research is applied to the generation of transferrable knowledge that will solve problems rather than simply theorizing about them. In this seminar, we will consider the way in which this evidence-driven health care decision-making context challenges us to reflect on issues such as the manner in which we justify what deserves qualitative attention, the way we theoretically scaffold our studies, the way we think about what constitutes data, and the kinds of interpretations we allow ourselves to make on the basis of what we believe we have found. 
Event Details: On Campus Address
St. George
Health Sciences Building155 College Street
Website: www.ccqhr.utoronto.ca/course...
Contact Information: Dana Howse: 416-978-7545 ext.

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