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Deeper Dives Into Qualitative Research: Community of Qualitative Inquiry

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NOTE: This event is being planned by members of the 2016 Deeper Dives project: Kendra Rieger, Christina West, Jane Karpa and Busola Adekoya.

This event is dedicated to Celeste Waldman

Agenda: We plan to share about our experience at the 2016 IIQM conference and our research findings. Then, we will have a presentation by Dr. Amanda Kenny.

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5:30 - 6:00 Appetizers and drinks
6:00 – 6:30
Introduction and presentation of research findings
6:30 – 8:00
Presentation by Dr. Amanda Kenny

Presentation title: The contribution of your research outside academia: A sticky question or confident response?

Presentation abstract: As researchers, much of our time is spent crafting aims, sharpening research questions, producing beautifully crafted findings and making major claims about how our work is of international importance. We translate our work into multiple publications, graphically stunning posters and polished reports. We stand at conferences and confidently espouse the major findings from our research and list our achievements in job applications and the pages of our resume. We are self-assured as we defend our questions, aims, design, methodology and methods but for most of us, a single question brings us unstuck – What is the contribution of your work outside academia? As we compose ourselves to produce an articulate response, we struggle to explain the impact of our work on society, public policy, health, or services. In this interactive session, you will be encouraged to think about impact at the start of your research and new ways of knowledge translation and dissemination. You will leave with strategies, techniques, tools, and tips to get the greatest impact from your research and ensure your work has the greatest impact on your own career.

Presenter bio: Professor Amanda Kenny is based at the La Trobe Rural Health School, in Bendigo, Australia. Early in her academic career she was lucky enough to be mentored by one of the world’s most strategic thinkers and this has heavily influenced her own career development. Her research expertise centres on participatory research methods and she has extensive experience working in partnership with community members to improve health outcomes. Amanda is widely published internationally, and is frequently invited as a key speaker and workshop facilitator at national and international conferences. She currently works with international universities on the strategic development of research culture.

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