Presented by Dr Rachel Hurdley and Dr Katherine Quinn

The training is designed to introduce researchers and PGRs to using drawing methodologies in Social Science Research and give them practical experience of doing so. It will provide an overview of the use of drawing in social sciences, focusing particularly on the turn towards ‘live sociology’ and creative ethnographic methods in recent years. In addition to presentations from researchers who have both used drawing based methods, the two-day training session will include many practical group drawing exercises and group analysis sessions. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the potential uses of drawing on their current and potential research projects, either as researcher-led or as part of a participatory methodology.

It is intended as an in-person training which takes place both in a seminar room and involves outside fieldwork exercises. It will take place over two consecutive days, 24th May 12-5pm and 25th May 10am-4pm.

Aims & Objectives (event outcomes)

By the end of the / session two sessions participants will be able to:

  • Be familiar with the possibilities afforded by drawing in research at all stages of the research process (design, fieldwork, analysis)
  • Have experience of engaging in drawing based ‘seeing’ in a live context, and have experience of a group analysis session using drawing
  • Be able to visualise and re-present their research project in drawn form
  • Feel able to consider drawing as a methodological strand in their current or potential research

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