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Where does qualitative research come from?

The first workshop in the main training package workshop series.

  • 12 Apr 2022, 10.00am to 12 Apr 2022, 12.00pm 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.


Registration for the Core Training Package is available here.

Summary of Workshop 1

In this workshop we'll explore the philosophical ideas that underpin qualitative research practices.

Key questions informing the session are:

  • What are these philosophical foundations?
  • Where did they come from?
  • How have they changed? Why? And for whom?

Workshop leader

Dr Bryan C. Clift is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department for Health at the University of Bath (UK), where he is the Director of the Centre for Qualitative Research.

His research is oriented around: sport and physical activity in relation to issues of contemporary urbanism, popular cultural practices and representations, and qualitative inquiry.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the workshop.