Less Talk, More (Inter) Action with Guest Speaker Professor Alan Bryman

A free interactive workshop presented by the York Policy Review in association with the WRDTC Social Policy Pathway

DATE: 20th June 2016  10am – 3pm

VENUE: The University of York Research Centre for Social Sciences (see the map below)


The York Policy Review team and the WRDTC invite attendees and participants to an interactive workshop exploring contemporary qualitative research methods. This is an exciting opportunity to interactively experience a range of new and emerging social research methods with researchers from a broad range of disciplines. Throughout the day we will be getting ‘hands on’ with several interactive presentations from:

Dr Kate Brown, Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of York

Angela B. Collins, Research Director at Qa Research

Ruth Patrick, Postdoctoral Researcher at the School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool

In addition to providing opportunities to engage interactively with a variety of methods, the workshop will explore the benefits and pitfalls of ‘innovative’ versus ‘traditional’ research methods and we are delighted to welcome Professor Alan Bryman as our keynote speaker.

The workshop is free to attend and open to all postgraduate students. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. To register for the workshop please complete the form at the bottom of this page before the 31st May 2016. Places are limited so please book your place as soon as possible.

Call for presenters

In addition to hosting experienced researchers who will facilitate interactive sessions we are also inviting postgraduate students to share their own research methods. There are two options available to postgraduate presenters:

* A presentation followed by Q&A (20 minute time slot).

* Facilitation of an interactive session based on your research method (30 minute time slot).

Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and should include a provisional title, a brief description of your research method and a short outline of the interactive activity (if applicable).

Please submit your abstract to ‘events@yorkpolicyreview.co.uk‘ no later than 31st May 2016.


Please complete the form below to reserve your place. Please note there are a limited number of places available at the workshop. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are no longer able to attend the event so that your place can be offered to another student.