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Silver School of Social Work, NYU and Centre for Health Policy'sTransatlantic Summer Institute 2018

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Transatlantic Summer Institute:

Qualitative and Mixed Methods

Silver School of Social Work, New York University

June 26-29, 2018

The Silver School of Social Work at New York University and the Centre for Health Policy at the University of Strathclyde are pleased to announce the second Transatlantic Summer Institute on Qualitative and Mixed Methods led by Deborah K. Padgett, Professor of Social Work at New York University. The Institute will take place at the Silver School and will bring together early career researchers from a range of disciplines including social work, social policy and public health for an exciting and intensive course on the application of qualitative and mixed methods to a range of topics.

The Institute will offer instruction and skills-based training in the use of qualitative and mixed methods to enhance research with and among disadvantaged individuals and communities. Topics include: using theories and concepts to inform research questions, observation and interviewing techniques, coding and thematic development and strategies for rigor. Mixed methods designs featuring qualitative methods will also be covered. Emphasis will be on instruction and break-out group exercises.

The lead instructor, Dr. Deborah Padgett, is a widely known expert in qualitative and mixed methods and the author of Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research (3rd ed., 2016) and Qualitative and Mixed Methods in Public Health Research (2012). Dr. Padgett has trained and mentored many early career scholars and has received two all-qualitative R01 grants from the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health to examine housing and recovery among formerly homeless persons with serious mental illness.

Application details

Dates: Tuesday-Friday, June 26-29, 2018

Location: New York University Silver School of Social Work, New York, NY

Eligibility Criteria: Advanced PhD students or early career researchers (within 3 years of doctoral degree). Students with prior coursework and experience in qualitative methods are preferred as well as those engaged in research with and among disadvantaged individuals and communities. Applicants from NYU and the University of Strathclyde will be given preference but others are welcome to apply.

Funding and Expenses: Institute attendance is free of charge. Participants must fund and arrange their own travel and accommodation.

Application Details: Attendance is limited to 25 spaces. Deadline for applications is April 1, 2018 with a notification of decision by April 15. Please submit via email to the address below a CV and 2 page statement on why you are a suitable candidate and how the Institute is relevant to your substantive area of research.

For more information and to submit your application please email: tamela.sue@nyu.edu