Fourth Annual Regional Seminar for Doctoral students researching in the field of Social Work and Social Care

Thursday June 6th 2013, 9.30am – 4.45pm

Department of Social Policy and Social Work

University of York 

The event was held on the Heslington West campus, in room P/L/001 – maps and directions are available at The venue is in the physics and electronics building, which is on the south side of the University lake, very close to Central Hall and clearly marked on the west campus map. The nearest parking is the Campus South car park, which is pay and display.

9.30      Registration/Refreshments available

10.00    Welcome to the Day (Dr Mark Hardy, Lecturer in social work, University of York)

10.15   The need for and challenges of culturally sensitive qualitative research (PPTX, 96KB)

Prof. Mary Maynard, University of York

11.15    Refreshments

11.45   Workshop sessions:

Presentations on their work by current PhD students: Meredith Newlin (PPTX, 1.6MB), Helen Richardson Foster (PPT, 652KB), Sarah Czarnecki (PPTX, 130KB)

1.00   Lunch – lunch and refreshments will be provided for all attendees

1.45     Workshop sessions:

Presentations on their work by current PhD students: Barry Fearnley (PPT, 212KB), Molla Islam (PPTX, 892KB), Hannah Jobling (PPTX, 94KB)

3.00      Refreshments

3.20       Debate

The strengths of quantitative methodology in social work research (PPTX, 82KB)  – Dr Ian Shaw, Professor  of social work, University of York

The strengths of qualitative methodology in social work research (PREZI PRESENTATION) – Dr Martin Webber, Reader in social work, University of York

(Here, Ian and Martin argue the merits of approaches with which they are not usually associated)

4.30     Closing session

4.45       Finish