The Methodological Innovations (MI) Research Group at the University of Plymouth are hosting a one-day conference exploring some of the methodological issues that have influenced our research approaches and practices during the pandemic.
The MI Research Group is focused on supporting and improving the understanding and application of contemporary approaches to the research of the social world. We draw upon techniques/methods used across the health and medical professionals, natural sciences, social sciences and humanities and our membership has extensive discipline specific and inter-disciplinary researchers.
For a number of years members of the MI group have organised a Methodological Innovations Conference. This conference offers a unique opportunity to debate current and future issues of methodological relevance, with delegates drawn from different disciplines and professional areas.
The call for papers is now open (deadline - Monday 26 April). See the above link for further details.
This conference is free to attend, but booking is essential via the booking link above.
The keynote speakers for the day are Professor Kitrina Douglas (University of West London) and Professor David Carless (University of the West of Scotland).
Title: "Now I need a sanctuary, and you to stand beside me”: Songs and stories of inequity
Abstract: Inequity can be defined as lack of fairness or justice. Health, illness and healthcare systems are, on this basis, areas of human experience rife with inequities in many forms. Sociocultural, political, economic, geographical and ideological inequity may come to bear on an individual, shaping her or his life horizons on a day-to-day basis. In this performance-presentation, we draw on narrative research we have conducted across a number of related contexts to consider the effects of all this at the individual level. We use arts-based methods such as storytelling and song writing to evoke the conditions that can impose on an individual as well as communal responses to care/advocate for those who need our support.