BSWN is delighted to be working with the Runnymede Trust to bring the third seminar of the Common Cause Cardiff Network to Bristol to encourage input from Bristol-based BAME leaders. This seminar will be slightly longer than usual (5 hours), and will focus on how to centre research methods as a way of deepening your expertise and the vision you have for changing the world.
The session will offer two parts:
Javier Sanchez - participatory methods, action research, qualitative methods and the philosophy of knowledge, action and reflection.
Laurie Mompelat - using demographic information, finding and using online sources of quantitative data.
BME leaders and BME-led civic and arts groups are always under intense pressure to deliver results with their work, often under-funded and under-resourced. Although embracing the use of research methods will not solve funding issues, it is an opportunity to stand back from this pressure and engage with your work at a much deeper level: What do I know? What is it that I want to change? Who will I really help? How much better can I do? This seminar argues that research is the difference between short-term outputs and long term vision. Join us for a challenging, but lively session which will encourge you to look at the bigger picture.
If you have not done so already, please complete your registration here: http://app.surveymethods.com/EndUser.aspx?AD89E5FDABE8FBFBA9
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