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Book Launch: Using qualitative research to hear the voice of children and young people

06 February 2017 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
This event is free and open to everyone. No registration is required.
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The Division of Educational and Child Psychology has just published "Qualitative Methodologies and the Voice of the Child: the Work of British Educational Psychologists.” edited by Julia Hardy and Charmian Hobbs.

Please see programme tab for more information.

This event is free and open to everyone.

There is no need to book so please just turn up on the night.

University of Sheffield Management School,
Conduit Rd,
S10 1FL

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The book sets out to explore the ways in which the qualitative methodologies within psychology can support the role of educational psychologists (and others who work with children and young people) to fulfil their role in supporting hearing the voice of children and young people.

This book does not purport to be a comprehensive guide to all possible qualitative methodologies (there are many other available publications which can provide that information) or to be fully representative of all work currently undertaken by educational psychologists. What the book does aim to do is provide;

  • A counter argument to the prevailing emphasis on quantitative approaches in educational psychology
  • A challenge to dominant ideas about the way in which children are constructed within current professional practice
  • An overview of the changes in the practice of educational psychologists in accessing the voice of the child
  • A commentary on two qualitative methodologies widely used by educational psychologists – Interpretive Phenomenological analysis (IPA) and Grounded Theory
  • Many examples of work based on qualitative approaches undertaken with children and young people whose voice is usually marginalised or absent
  • Some thoughts about the further development of qualitative approaches in the work of educational psychologists when accessing the voice of the child.

If you have any queries regarding this event please contact Member Network Services quoting 'DECP-qualitativeresearch-Feb17'.

Alternatively telephone during office hours on +44 (0) 116 252 9515 stating the name and date of the event.


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