A workshop for social sciences qualitative PhD researchers, in collaboration with Cardiff University Doctoral Academy and funded by the GW4 Alliance
“What is your theoretical framework?” The dreaded question for many PhD students. Does it matter? What does it mean to “apply” a theory in the social sciences? Do I really need to declare theoretical allegiance? What can I gain from using the right theory? Where do I even begin?
This one day workshop aims to assist doctoral candidates in understanding, selecting and applying a theoretical framework to their research. The workshop also provides a space for participants to engage with these issues freely and openly. At the end, participants should have gained some knowledge and skills to not only confidently respond to the questions above, but to select and apply a theoretical framework to their doctoral research.
Apply by submitting a statement (no more than 200 words) of your research, the nature of your theoretical concerns and what you hope to gain from attending this workshop.
Deadline for application submission: April 23, 2017.
Places are limited to 8 for each GW4 University: Bath; Bristol; Exeter (including Exeter’s Cornwall campus); Cardiff. A waiting list will be created should the workshop be oversubscribed.
Contact Carolyn Graham at Grahamca1@cardiff.ac.uk should you require further information.