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Jun 8

Summer School 2023: Normalising vulnerability, failure and fallibility in research

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Led by Dr Jo Ferrie and Dr Miriam Snellgrove

This event will take an honest view of the research process.

Drawing on recent research commissioned by the ESRC on gaps in methods teaching, and heavily on the facilitators’ imperfect experiences of doing research, the event will combine short lectures with group work. The event is based on the idea that learning is a process between personal biographies of students, the skills abilities of methods teachers and also the wider structural processes that frame learning. However, for this to work, then methods teachers need to be honest about the structural barriers that constrain us. In the training, we will focus on personal barriers to doing research with confidence and explore to what extent these are actually public issues and structural barriers.

As experienced researchers, the event facilitators will ‘expose’ their imperfect research practices and engage with their own vulnerabilities as emotional researchers. Students signing up for this session are encouraged to do the same in small groups with peers.


Register for Summer School here!


June 8
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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John McIntyre Conference Centre, University of Edinburgh
Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Road
Edinburgh, EH16 5AY
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