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Evaluating qualitative research

The sixth workshop in the main training package.

  • 3 Jun 2021, 2.00pm to 3 Jun 2021, 4.00pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • This is an online event.
  • This event is free

The Centre for Qualitative Research is running a series of SWDTP-Funded Bespoke Qualitative Training Workshops.

This workshop is part of the main training package. The main training package focuses on from planning to product: the process of conducting qualitative research. This will consist of a series of 7 bespoke online seminars delivered monthly to up to 50 students by collaborators across the SWDTP universities. View an overview of all workshops in the series.


This event is now fully booked.

Summary of Workshop 6

In this workshop we will explore how the quality of qualitative research is judged.

We discuss the criteria beyond traditional generalisability, reliability, replicability, and validity, to include:

  • trustworthiness (of both processes and results)
  • plausibility (of claims to new knowledge)
  • richness (of empirical material)

Workshop leader

Dr Svetlana Cicmil is Director of Doctoral Research in Business and Law, at UWE, Bristol, an internationally recognised scholar and experienced supervisor and examiner of postgraduate research theses.

Her professorship is in the social study of global operations, particularly focusing on management practices in the context of complex projects and the global sustainability agenda. Theoretically and philosophically, Svetlana’s work is grounded in complexity thinking and Aristotelian notion of phronesis (practical wisdom). She has used a variety of qualitative methods in her research, including active interviewing and participative discussion groups.

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