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Free to attend. Lunch and refreshments are included. Contact: Dr Sarah Lewthwaite s.e.lewthwaite@soton.ac.uk Join us for an exciting workshop that will develop your research methods teaching knowledge and skills, and explore the teaching and learning challenges that are specific to working with qualitative data at scale. Working with qualitative secondary data is a growing research…
A National Networking and Agenda Setting Event A national networking and agenda setting event that brought together professionals from public and third sector services with an interest in grandparents who have residential care, whether formal or informal, of their grandchildren. There were three main aims for the Event. The first was to share our research…
This event was held on the 29 October 2011 in Leeds City Art Gallery, and was a free day long exhibition with a family history workshop component (also free, one hour in duration). Aim of event The event aimed to showcase the five years of research that has been undertaken by the Timescapes Initiative about…
Qualitative Longitudinal methods are used to reveal how change is created, lived and experienced, particularly in policy and organisational contexts where individuals are required to change their behaviour, or where change processes in policy or practice environments need to be evaluated and better understood. This methods training day in Qualitative Longitudinal (QL) Methods on 17…
Timescapes Policy Conference This two day conference brought together academics, policy makers and practitioners in the UK to explore how we might better understand and support families over time. A collaboration between ESRC Timescapes, The Social Policy Association and the Family and Parenting Institute, it drew upon a growing body of evidence on the shaping…
There is a growing interest in the use of qualitative longitudinal and life history methods in third sector research. Engaging qualitatively with time enables a more finely grained understanding of the dynamics of third sector organisations: their histories, their strategies for the future, and their journeys through a complex and rapidly changing policy landscape. This…
Sharing Experiences of a Qualitative Longitudinal Study As part of the Timescapes Seminar Series: The Choice and Change study has longitudinally examined the experiences of welfare service users that have made choices about their services and support, within the context of changing circumstances. Conducted as part of the Social Policy Research Unit’s department of Health-funded…
Taking the future as its starting point, this seminar on 15 November 2010 investigated data on young people’s orientation to their future lives, gathered through a range of historical and contemporary studies, including the National Child Development Study, Ray Pahl’s Isle of Sheppey study, the British Household Panel study and childhood and youth projects within…
Growing Knowledge – the Evolution of Research: a digital research exhibition, hosted by the British Library. The exhibition sought to explore the use and value of digital technologies to support academic and non-academic researchers. The exhibition also displayed and demonstrated innovative and exciting tools, technologies, projects and services that can be used to support research,…
In March 2010 an ESRC festival event and interactive exhibition, called Family Lives and Turning Points, was held in an exhibition space in London over a two day period, and then transferred to the Parkinson Court at the University of Leeds. The event showcased data in the Timescapes Archive on biographical turning points, with further…