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International Doctoral
Summer School

May, 24 to 28, 2021

Qualitative research in Social Science:
From Multiple Methods to the Emergence of Critical Theories in Practice

Due to the current pandemic, the international summer school will be given online.

Organised by the UGR International School for Postgraduate Studies and the UGR Doctoral Programme in Education

With the collaboration of the UGR Scientific Unit of Excellence "Training and Professional Development of Teachers"

Presentation

Quite often qualitative research has been criticized for its lack of connection with the solution of real problems. This might be true, in so far that narratives and thick description require of a reflexion far beyond the factual and pragmatic solutions that stakeholders demand in a short term, usually from an economic approach, and the same for everybody. However, qualitative research can provide effective solutions to the problems studied by social science, as the nature of this approach matches much better with the phenomena investigated. Thus, the purpose of this workshop is twofold: on the one hand, the current development of qualitative research methods will be discussed; on the other, the implications of such qualitative approach in the development of theories and actions in the educational field will be presented. The complexity of our world cannot be understood with simple tools, we also need complex ways to analyze and interpret the reality that qualitative research provides. This is the purpose of this UGR international doctoral summer school in education.

For this, a panel of six distinguished scholars have been compiled: Kris Gutiérrez (California University, USA), Helen Simons (University of Southampton, UK), Saville Kushner (Edge Hill University, UK), Dawn Manny (Cardiff University, UK), Merel Visse (Drew University, USA & University of Humanistic Studies, The Netherlands) and Robert Stake (University of Illinois, USA). With a long academic trajectory, they all have contributed to the development of qualitative research and critical theories grounded on their findings that contribute effectively to face the complexities of our world.

Co-Ordinators

The three co-ordinators are members of the UGR doctoral programme in Education.