Innovative Methods of Evaluating Public Engagement / The University of Cambridge

with Dr. Brady Wagoner, Dr. Eric Jensen & Nicola Buckley

University of Cambridge Newnham College / Sidgwick Hall

About This Workshop

The workshop will present the state of the art in interdisciplinary methodology and provide the opportunity for input from leading interdisciplinary research methods experts. Keynote speakers will address idiographic methods, new technologies of social research and new methodological frameworks for analyzing data.

Workshop participants will also be invited to bring your own data and practical challenges to discuss and find solutions, so you can receive personalized feedback and advice from the workshop facilitators.

The workshop will include information on how to apply new methodological frameworks and analytic approaches to your evaluation data and how to generalize from detailed analysis of individual cases.

Nicola Buckley University of London, Education Dept.

Nicola Buckley (University of London, Education Dept.) has worked in public engagement roles for the University since 2004 and has been the head of the public engagement team since 2010.

Her role includes overseeing the annual Cambridge Science Festival, Cambridge Festival of Ideas, other public events and public engagement initiatives. These include the Cambridge Community Knowledge Exchange, which matches research requests from civil society organisations with student dissertation opportunities. Nicola is studying part-time for a PhD at the Institute of Education, University of London, investigating opportunities and challenges in co-creating student social science research projects with civil society organisations. Nicola has a BA in History and an MPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Science and Society from the Open University. Prior to her current role at the University, Nicola worked in fundraising and communications roles in the UK voluntary sector, for Addaction, Fight for Sight and Breast Cancer Haven. logouniversityoflondon

Dr. Brady Wagoner Professor

Professor Brady Wagoner (University of Aalborg) is a world-leading expert in idiographic methodology and memory. He is Director of the Cultural Psychology MA programme at Aalborg University. He did his PhD at the University of Cambridge, where he developed innovative new methods to study cultural and constructive processes.

In particular, he has done work on conversational remembering, impact evaluation in zoos and art museums, therapeutic encounters, among others. Additionally, he has devised research strategies that synthesise qualitative and quantity methods by using the latter to situate and contextualise cases analysed qualitatively.

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Idiographic Evaluation

Dr. Eric Jensen Associate Professor

Dr. Eric Jensen (Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick) is a leading social scientist specializing in innovative methods of conducting impact evaluation research in informal learning and public engagement contexts.

Jensen is author of Doing Real Research: A Practical Guide to Social Research (SAGE). He has extensive experience designing and conducting quantitative and mixed methods evaluations at institutions including the National Gallery, London Zoo, Natural History Museum, Cheltenham Literature Festival, the British Museum, San Diego Zoo and Bronx Zoo. Dr. Jensen holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Cambridge (UK). He teaches social research methods at the University of Warwick.
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Research Methods
Impact Evaluation
Survey Design
Qualitative Methods
Quantitative Methods

Participation notes

Dr. Brady Wagoner
Dr. Brady Wagoner

Professor Brady Wagoner (University of Aalborg) is a world-leading expert in idiographic methodology and memory. He is Director of the Cultural Psychology MA programme at Aalborg University. He did his PhD at the University of Cambridge, where he developed innovative new methods to study cultural and constructive processes.

Dr. Eric Jensen
Dr. Eric Jensen

Dr. Eric Jensen (Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick) is a leading social scientist specializing in innovative methods of conducting impact evaluation research in informal learning and public engagement contexts.

Nicola Buckley
Nicola Buckley

Nicola Buckley (University of London, Education Dept.) has worked in public engagement roles for the University since 2004 and has been the head of the public engagement team since 2010.

Location

Cambridge Newnham College / Sidgwick Hall, University of Cambridge


2015-07-02 11:00:00 2015-07-02 16:00:00 Europe/London Innovative Methods of Evaluating Public Engagement / The University of Cambridge The workshop will present the state of the art in interdisciplinary methodology and provide the opportunity for input from leading interdisciplinary research methods experts. Keynote speakers will address idiographic methods, new technologies of social research and new methodological frameworks for analyzing data. Workshop participants will also be invited to bring your own data and practical challenges to discuss and find solutions, so you can receive personalized feedback and advice from the workshop facilitators. The workshop will include information on how to apply new methodological frameworks and analytic approaches to your evaluation data and how to generalize from detailed analysis of individual cases. Cambridge Newnham College / Sidgwick Hall, University of Cambridge Methods For Change [email protected]
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