When: 25 and 27 April
Join the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership team for two interactive workshops exploring advice and key items to consider when conducting sensitive research.
Working with vulnerable participants
25 April 2023, 10am – 12pm
Join WRDTP for an interactive session about conducting sensitive qualitative research where participants are seen as vulnerable. Speakers will consider the concept of vulnerability and how it is used in research ethics, including implications for those seen as vulnerable.
Focusing on an example of a co-produced research project on child sexual exploitation (Brown, 2019), speakers will discuss practical ways of doing research that amplifies the voices and perspectives of marginalised people whilst also managing risks of harm and stigma for participants. The strengths and limitations of co-produced approaches with ‘vulnerable’ research participants will be explored. Researching vulnerable groups who are also involved in the criminal justice system (e.g. sex workers, sexually exploited young people) will also be discussed.
Conducting research on sensitive topics
27 April 2023, 2pm – 4pm
This workshop will explore some of the challenges social researchers can face when conducting research on sensitive topics. It will cover different stages of the research process – from recruitment through to dissemination and impact. It will also outline some of the different ways researchers can navigate these challenges.
Attendees to the session will gain:
- An understanding of sensitive research and how it effects different stages of the research process.
- A toolkit for navigating some of the challenges of sensitive research.