What is research? A question and answer session with Professor Tony Holland
The group meets every two months. In our meetings, we use accessible materials to carry out a range of activities. These start from the experiences of our Advisers and have included both general team-building and skills in working together, and more specific training in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. For example, Advisers have carried out research within the group and seen how this can be presented visually as bar or pie charts. They have also been involved in experiences, such as travelling by train in order to attend the meetings more independently, and presentations to increase their skills and confidence. At the moment, we are working together to explore visual methodologies.
We try hard to support the Advisers, using phone calls and home visits, and encourage them to attend the meetings, even when they feel overwhelmed by their difficulties. So far, we have been successful, and all of those who came to the initial ‘information event’ more than a year ago, remain active members of the SUAG and attend regularly.
Presenting our work:
Advisers present to members of one of CLAHRC-CP’s Theme Advisory Groups
Capturing what’s important to us:
Learning to use a disposable camera