Qualitative Research Methods & Social Theory
The Qualitative Research Methods and Social Theory Research Group is a new group which provides a platform for staff and students who are undertaking social science research involving qualitative approaches and drawing on social theory. The group is cross-disciplinary and comprises researchers looking at a wide range of themes and topics related to sport and health. Acting as a hub the group brings researchers together to develop, interrogate, disseminate and share ideas and outputs. It also offers members the opportunity to facilitate collaboration by bringing together with a range of methodological and theoretical expertise.
Research / Innovation Areas
Qualitative Research Methods Design and Implementation
One of the key interests of the group is in developing qualitative project design by drawing on new and innovative, as well as more traditional, methods and strategies. Alongside this it focuses on how best to operationalise qualitative research design in projects in ways which maximise their effectiveness and rigour.
Qualitative Research Ethics
The group is also focused on qualitative research ethics and provides a particularly helpful environment in which to develop sound and coherent strategies for navigating the complexities of research ethics in modern day research projects and setting. This has particular relevance to the use of new research technologies and environments.
Role of Social Theory within Qualitative Social Science Research
The group focuses on the role of social theory within qualitative social science research, how it is selected, implemented and developed in a project and in particular its relationship with dissemination to wider audiences.
Theories & Concepts
The group also looks a particular theories and concepts that are either emergent or longstanding. The cross-disciplinary fertilisation of theoretical resources and understandings enabled by the group membership makes this a particularly useful facet for its members.
|Research Officer Psychology of Talented Athlete Development and Retention|
PVC Partnerships & External Engagement
Eastern Community Campus Sports Development Officer, Sports Facilities Management
Ellyse Olivia Hopkins
Examples of Funding
2019 The Transmission of Traditional Chinese Martial Arts: A Model for International Research (Xiujie MA, Handan University China, Prof, Paul Bowman Cardiff University & George Jennings Cardiff Metropolitan University) Hebei Province, China: Social Science Fund £4000.