Plan your qualitative research project - Free workshop!

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Rooms 623 and 624, on level 6 of the Therapies Building (Building 84A)

University of Queensland

St Lucia

Brisbane, QLD 4067

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Qualitative research is a useful paradigm for researchers who wish to explore the practice of speech pathology as well as the lived experiences of people with communication disorders, their families, and those who interact and work with them. Qualitative research can complement evidence gathered using quantitative research.

Target audience

Honours, Masters and PhD students. Early, mid and late career qualitative and quantitative researchers; Speech pathology clinicians interested in in learning more about using qualitative research approaches to explore clinical questions

Aims of the workshop

The aims of this workshop are to provide speech and language therapy students and clinicians with an overview of qualitative research, the different methodologies and methods within it, and how it can be used to answer important questions in clinical and professional practice in speech and language therapy. We also aim to demystify qualitative research and reduce confusion about terms used in discussing and writing about qualitative research methodologies and methods. We will provide an overview of qualitative research to enable participants to begin to design a qualitative study.

First, we provide a plenary overview of key qualitative approaches. We will then facilitate small group discussions, focusing on designing a research project using one of the qualitative methodologies. We will provide an overview of key qualitative methods and then return to small group discussions to further develop the research designs and consider methods of data collection and analyses aligned with the design. The small-group discussions will be facilitated by speech pathologists, who have experience of using these approaches. We aim to focus on all aspects of the research process from writing a research question, planning data collection and analysis, ensuring rigour in qualitative research, and ethical considerations. This workshop is introductory and assumes no previous knowledge of qualitative research.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Describe qualitative research and its potential use in speech pathology;

2. Outline the main methodologies and methods within the qualitative research paradigm;

3. Begin to plan and design a small-scale qualitative research project.

What to bring to the workshop

This is a free and green event so bring your own name tag, lap top, water bottle and coffee keep cup. An urn and tea bags, coffee and milk will be provided. If you have research questions in mind and you think they could be addressed using qualitative research, please bring them along.

You may want to also bring the book due to be published in late May: Lyons, R. & McAllister, L. (2019). Qualitative research in communication disorders: An introduction for students and clinicians. Guildford, UK: J&R Press. The facilitators of this workshop are editors and chapter authors of the book, and will refer to material in the book. The book will be available at the Pro-Ed stand at the Speech Pathology Australia National conference in Brisbane, June 2-5, 2019, or you can purchase from J&R Press directly. Some copies may be available on the day of the workshop.

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Rooms 623 and 624, on level 6 of the Therapies Building (Building 84A)

University of Queensland

St Lucia

Brisbane, QLD 4067

Australia

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