Centre for Qualitative Research
We foster research, training and education, and industry collaborations through qualitative research
QUAL Research CoP – Developing Research Skills Together as QUAL Researchers
This blog was written by Vienne Lin and has been republished with permission. Vibhor and I are very honoured to have the opportunity to run the QUAL Research Community of Practice (QUAL Research CoP) for our qualitative doctoral researchers. Supported...
Qualitative Research Symposium 2022
Now a month ago, the Centre for Qualitative Research hosted the 8th annual QRS event. Around 50 presenters and 150 total attendees joined us to explore the central theme ‘Researcher Vulnerability’. Our theme attracted presenters from a huge range of...
Cracking Causality in Complex Policy Contexts
This blog was written by Professor James Copestake and is republished here with permission. One way or other, we all struggle with the challenge of making credible causal claims. Some seek objective truth through rigorous experimentation and statistical inference. Others...
How I Became Comfortable with Discomfort (aka a Qualitative Researcher)
This blog was written by Dr Ioannis Costas Batlle and is republished here with permission. My first contact with qualitative research occurred during my Masters. As an undergrad, I had opted to study Computer Science – a decision I can...
CQR Placement Students (2021/2022)
For the 2021 academic year, the Centre for Qualitative Research (CQR) have brought 2 new members to the team. These are our placement students, Kia Banks and Josie Rodohan, both in their third year here at the University of Bath....
Qualitative analysis for sensitive research - how to protect against researcher vulnerabilities
Dr Olivia Brown is a social psychologist in the School of Management, University of Bath https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/liv-brown Qualitative analysis requires a great deal of time and concerted effort. When coding a dataset, researchers must remain focused to ensure the analysis is...
Messy play with qualitative data
This post was written by Fiona Remnant of BSDR, and is republished here with permission. Read the original. It’s World Book Day, and for many parents this means getting the dreaded craft box out and spending increasingly fraught hours making a...
QRS 2019: Reflections from the Postgraduate Researchers Committee
Introduction to the symposium as a postgraduate researcher For the fifth year in a row, the Qualitative Research Symposium brought together researchers to share their challenges of qualitative enquiry. Over 200 delegates came together to discuss their past, present and...
Myths, Methods, and Messiness: Qualitative Research Symposium 2019
For the fifth year running, the University of Bath hosted the Qualitative Research Symposium (QRS) - a forum for researchers to facilitate interdisciplinary discussion of common features, challenges, and changes in qualitative research. With over 200 delegates from Bath and...