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Workshop: ‘Maximising the Impact of Visual, Creative and Participatory Methods for Health Research’

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Workshop: ‘Maximising the Impact of Visual, Creative and Participatory Methods for Health Research’
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Time: All Day
Location: NUI Galway
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The Health Promotion Research Centre and QUESTS (Qualitative Research in Trials Centre) will host a one-day workshop on Maximising the Impact of Visual, Creative and Participatory Methods for Health Research’, on 13 May 2019 at NUI Galway. The workshop will be delivered by Dr Dawn Mannay.

Who is the workshop for?

This workshop will appeal to those committed to qualitative methods, trials, and/or PPI, and are seeking guidance and knowledge on how to apply such methods. Interested researchers include those working in health services research, social care, or working with and for community groups that are marginalised or considered ‘hard-to-reach’.

What will the workshop cover?

This workshop will explore creative methods and their use as tools of qualitative inquiry and dissemination. The opportunities and limitations of participatory approaches will be considered and the workshop will introduce a number of techniques of creative data production including drawing, collage, sandboxing, emotion stickers, photo-elicitation, artefacts and plasticine modelling; and provide opportunities to engage in hands on experiential data sessions. There will be an engagement with the ways in which images are read and created, and the ethical implications of researching with the visual. Discourses of impact, dissemination and engagement will also be considered in relation to artwork, film, magazine and music, as ways to move beyond the standard academic article and reach wider and more diverse audiences with research findings and recommendations. Debate and activities within the workshop will invite delegates to interrogate the usefulness of creative approaches and explore how they could be applied in their own analysis, data production and dissemination activities.