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Conference 2005, The University of Auckland



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Pre-conference workshop

Wednesday November 23rd, 1-4 pm


"Improving the quality of Higher Education research"
Professor David Thomas, The University of Auckland

Workshop Venue:

Centre for Professional Development (CPD), 76 Symonds St, level 5.
This workshop is free to TERNZ delegates and there are 20 places available on a first come, first served basis.
For more information about workshop click here.

Main Conference Timetable
Day one - Thursday 24th November
Registration 8.30 – 9.00 am
Welcome 9.00 – 9.30 am
Workshops 1 9.30 – 10.30 am
Host Groups 1 11.00 – 12.00 noon
Lunch 12.00 – 1.30 pm
Workshops 2 1.30 – 2.30 pm
Host Groups 2 3.00 – 4.00 pm
Conference Dinner 7.00 pm
Day two - Friday 25th November
Workshops 3 9.30 – 10.30 am
Host Groups 3 11.00 – 12.00 noon
Closing Plenary 12.00 – 1.00 pm
Lunch 11.00 – 12.00 noon
Lunch 1.00 pm

Main conference venue:

The University of Auckland Business School, Short Street.



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Improving the quality of Higher Education research:
Collecting and analysing qualitative data

Professor David Thomas
The University of Auckland

November 23rd, 1-4pm
Centre for Professional Development,
76 Symonds Street, Level 5
The University of Auckland

This workshop is free to TERNZ delegates and there are twenty places available on a first come, first served basis. It is aimed at new researchers or those wishing to refresh their current ideas about qualitative research. If you are interested please complete the workshop registration form when you register for the conference.

Workshop focus

This workshop is on qualitative enquiry in the field of Higher Education research. It will focus on the gathering and analysis of raw data, in particular data derived from interview and focus group transcripts. Individual and group Interviews have become the main vehicle for obtaining qualitative data in this type of research and participants will examine the interview process and the analysis of data.

Professor David Thomas

David is an expert in qualitative research methods. He is currently Professor in Social and Community Health in the School of Population Health and Director of the Health Research Methods Advisory Service. Prior to 1997 he was Professor of Psychology at the University of Waikato. He obtained his Masters degree at Victoria University, Wellington and his PhD from the University of Queensland. He has supervised 15 doctoral students and more than 40 Masters' student theses in psychology and community health. His publications include over 50 journal articles (in United States, Australian and New Zealand academic journals) and book chapters. Areas of research interest include: qualitative research methods, evaluation of health programmes and services, bicultural research strategies, and culture, ethnicity and health.

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