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EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON INNOVATIVE VISUAL METHODS – USES AND APPLICATIONS IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES


ONLINE NOVEMBER 14 - 15 & BRUSSELS, NOVEMBER 17 & 18, 2022
FACULTY
MARIA QUINLAN
INTRODUCING EDEN

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NEW APPLICATION DATE

NEW APPLICATION DATE:

September October 7, 2022

PROGRAMME COORDINATOR & FACULTY

Profile photo of Dr Maria QuinlanDr Maria Quinlan, Pink Flower Research (Founder and Head of Research)

Dr Maria Quinlan is a sociologist and founder of Pink Flower Research, a consultancy which specialises in the use of creative, person-centred, trauma-informed research methods which facilitate people in sharing their lived experience. Maria uses these methods as an innovative means of exploring organisational culture, and the employee-experience; and as a way of co-designing solutions to complex organisational challenges. Her projects focus on issues of culture, mental health and wellbeing, engagement, equality and inclusion, and have been nominated for a variety of CIPD awards. Maria’s PhD (Trinity College Dublin) examined the impact of gender and organisational culture on career progression. She  lectures in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour at Queens University Belfast, and was formerly Research Lead at the centre for Applied Research in Connected Health at University College Dublin, and Head of Research at the Institute for Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dublin. Maria has taught research methods for over a decade. She has presented her research at a variety of international academic conferences, including the British Sociological Association (BSA) and American Sociological Associations (ASANET) national conferences and the European Group for Organisational Studies (EGOS) annual colloquium, and has published a variety of peer-reviewed articles and reports

SEMINAR FORMAT

The present EDEN Blended seminar is a 3-day doctoral seminar.
A mixed approach – a face-to-face course with an online element  (two half days online  + 2 days in person).

 

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

The seminar will explore how participatory action-research methodologies such as Photovoice, rooted in feminist approaches to inclusive knowledge creation, can provide deeply nuanced insight regarding organisations. Drawing from case examples across the financial and professional services, the seminar will explore how these approaches bring the rigour of sociological enquiry to bear on organisational issues which are often complex and multi-layered. Issues such as systemic racism; gendered organisational dynamics; organisational trauma; cultivating cultures of belonging and meritocracy; effective leadership require a depth of root-cause analysis which sociological methods can provide (Acker, 1990; Livingston, 2020; Barsade and O’Neill, 2014; 2016; Sherbin and Rashid, 2017; Venugopal, 2016).

 

Photovoice projects use photography combined with in-depth group sharing and discussion to explore people's lived-experience (Wang and Burris, 1994). Dr Quinlan has innovated with the use of photovoice as a methodology and has adapted it for a variety of contexts - combining it with in-depth interviewing, design-thinking, experienced-based co-design, and using a trauma-informed lens to create a unique person-centred approach. These methods attempt to shift the locus of control from researcher as 'expert' to the participant as expert, and to democratise the process of knowledge-creation.

In this seminar Dr Quinlan will explore these person-centred methodological approaches, and methodological innovations. It will combine input on the methodologies, including the philosophical underpinnings, ethical and logistical considerations; with practical examples and experiential exercises. Participants will be given time and space to reflect on how they might innovate methodologically in their own practice, and how they might use the visual within their research. We will also explore how these approaches can be used to help examine our own positionality and to find our voices as researchers.

LEARNING GOALS

Learning Outcomes are:

  • Understand and Apply Insight:

Learners will have a comprehensive understanding of the latest research and innovations within the area of visual, participatory, trauma-informed research methods and will be able to identify how best to apply those learnings in their own research contexts.

  • Develop Skillset in Innovative Tools:

Learners will be able to apply a series of innovative methods, tools and practices within their research. They will also gain insight into the practical and ethical considerations of working with these methodologies.

  • Application in Research:

Learners will be facilitated in an experiential process of applying their learnings to their own research projects, leaving with a series of practical and actionable next steps.

  • Reflexive Research Practice:

Learners will be facilitated in an experiential process of reflecting on their own reflexivity and positionality and how this may influence their research projects.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • PhD Candidates
  • Post-doctoral researchers
  • Faculty with an interest in exploring innovative methodologies

PROGRAMME

Day 1:

Overview of methodological approaches

  • Participatory photography – photovoice and photo-elicitation
  • Design-thinking and experience-based co-design
  • Qualitative group dialogue

Philosophical underpinnings

  • Rationale for participatory knowledge-creation
  • Epistemological and ontological roots

Practical exercises and group discussion

  • Experiential learning

Day 2:

Adapting methodologies

  • Creative research design - adapting creative methods to suit your research context
  • Finding and owning your voice as a researcher
  • Positionality, purpose and practice

Project examples

  • Case-studies
  • Exploring how participants use the visual

Practical exercises and group discussion

  • Experiential learning

Day 3:

Ethics and safety

  • Trauma and violence informed research
  • Decolonising research practice
  • Activist research
  • Data management and protection
  • Phased approach to informed consent

Research management

  • Planning and logistics working with visual/creative data

EVALUATION & ECTS

Full attendance is required to obtain the certificate.

The assigned credit for this is 3 ECTS.

APPLICATION PROCESS

APPLICATIONS
Interested doctoral students should register online (and add the required documents) no later than October 7, 2022 (new date) . Besides doctoral students, other researchers may participate. The number of participants will be limited to create a stimulating environment. The selection among the applicants will be conducted by the Institute’s Faculty. They will review the following documents which should necessarily complement each application form:

  • the applicant’s curriculum vitae demonstrating his/her capabilities of doing research ;
  • a letter of recommendation of his/her local faculty supporting the application ;
  • a two-page description of his/her doctoral research, indicating the general objectives.

REGISTRATION & FEES

PARTICIPATION FEE
The participation fee is 750€. This fee includes participation to the seminar, the documents, and  for the classroom session , lunches and coffee breaks.

EIASM SCHOLARSHIPS

The Institute offers a limited number of scholarships. Scholarships are strictly limited to students coming from an EIASM Institutional Member (the Academic Council). Allocation of the scholarships is entirely at the discretion of the European Institute.

CANCELLATION
Cancellations made before October 20, 2022 will be reimbursed with 10% deduction of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after this date.

ADDRESS(ES)
DR. MARIA QUINLAN
PINK FLOWER RESEARCH
IRELAND
maria@pinkflowerresearch.com

PRACTICALITIES

TIME AND LOCATION
The seminar will be held Online and in Brussels

Online - November 14 & 15, 2022
Classroom: November 17 -18, 2022 (The necessary actions and precautions are being taken to ensure a safe environment for our activities, faculty and participants)

ONLINE APPLICATION

TO APPLY CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Nina Payen
EDEN Manager, EIASM -  RUE FOSSÉ AUX LOUPS - 38 - BOX 3 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 61 - Fax:
Email: payen@eiasm.be