Workshop – Researching Sensitive and Ethically Challenging Topics

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Workshop – Researching Sensitive and Ethically Challenging Topics

8th November 2018, 10AM-4PM; University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, AL10 9AB

What is the workshop about

The workshop will focus on the challenges of researching sensitive and ethically challenging topics including how, as researchers, we recruit, conduct research “with” and, represent participants’ experiences in social science, public health and social care research. We encourage workshop participants to bring their own questions and issues for discussion in small groups. The tutors have substantial expertise in social science and healthrelated research and will draw on their own experiences of research.

Who should attend?

Social scientists, health and social care researchers, public health researchers. Experienced and novice researchers, PhD students, with an interest in sensitive and ethically challenging topics.

Course Content

  • Ethical and practical considerations in end of life care, including recruitment to studies
  • Interpersonal issues in conducting palliative care research
  • The ethics of representation when conducting research with marginalised groups and power in research relationships
  • Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) – involving members of the public, service users and carers in health and social care research. Benefits and challenges of PPI and the ethics of involvement.

Price and Booking

£175 (includes lunch and light refreshments)
Contact Teresa Tinworth, email:, tel 01707 285990

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