Poverty Research Methods Course

This Poverty Research Methods course (15-19th July 2019) provided a thorough technical and practical introduction to poverty research methods; the knowledge and skills required to use cutting edge methodologies, both quantitative and qualitative with a particular emphasis on multidimensional poverty in the UK and Internationally.

The course was funded by the South West Doctoral Training Partnership, the Wales Doctoral Training Partnership and GW4 and was aimed at PhD students and academic staff interested in poverty relevant research.

The presentations are now available to download via the hyperlinks in the programme below. Course materials, including reading lists, key references and biographies of tutors are available to download as pdfs and ppts from our international site here. Please attribute copyright when referencing these presentations. Please do not publish on other websites.  

Programme

Monday 15th: Poverty Theory – Victoria Rooms G12

12:30          Registration and Tea/Coffee in the Theatre Bar

13:00          Welcome and Introduction  

                   Professor David Gordon

13:30          A Brief History of the Idea of Poverty  

                   Professor David Gordon

14:30          Relative Deprivation Theory

                  Professor David Gordon

15:30          Tea/Coffee in the Theatre Bar

16:00          Poverty as Capability Deprivation  

                   Dr Rod Hick

17:30          Close

Tuesday 16th: Qualitative Poverty Research Methods – Victoria Rooms G12

9:30            Qualitative methods in consensual poverty research 

                   Dr Eldin Fahmy

10:30          Focus group methods in question development  

                    Dr Eldin Fahmy

11:30          Tea/Coffee in the Theatre Bar

12:00          Practical exercise: Understanding poverty definitions  

                   Dr Eldin Fahmy & Acomo Oloya

13:00          Lunch in the Theatre Bar

14:00          Cognitive methods in question testing               

                    Dr Eldin Fahmy

15:30          Tea/Coffee in the Theatre Bar

16:00          Practical exercise: Doing cognitive interviews    

                  Dr Eldin Fahmy & Dr Acomo Oloya

17:30         Close

Wednesday 17th: Integrating Methods – Victoria Rooms G12

9:30            Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)           

                   Dr Mary Zhang

10:30          Dialogical Analysis                                                 

                   Dr Rana Jawad

11:30          Tea/Coffee in the Theatre Bar

12:00          Qualitative Impact Assessment Protocol (QuIP) 

                   Prof James Copestake

13:00          Lunch in the Theatre Bar

14:00          Effective Dissemination                                     

                   Joanna Mack

15:30          Tea/Coffee in the Theatre Bar

16:00          Education Inequality from Children’s Perspective           

                   Dr Tigist Grieve

16:50          Measuring Consensual Deprivation                    

                   Dr Marco Pomati

17:30         Close

Thursday 18th: Quantitative Methods – G.01, 43 Woodland Road (The two practical sessions will be in the Geography Building 1.3N Haggett PC Lab)

9:30            The Validity of Deprivation Indicators (concepts)             

                   Dr Hector Najera

10:30          Practical: Validity Analyses                                                 

                   Dr Hector Najera

11:30          Tea/Coffee in the Reception Room

12:00          The Reliability of Deprivation Indicators (concepts)       

                   Dr Hector Najera

13:00          Lunch in the Reception Room

14:00          Practical: Reliability Analyses                                          

                   Dr Hector Najera

15:30          Tea/Coffee in the Reception Room

16:00          Finding the Multidimensional Poverty Line        

                  Dr Marco Pomati

17:30          Close

Friday 19th: Issues in Poverty Research – G.01, 43 Woodland Road

9:30            Small Area Poverty Estimates                           

                   Dr Hector Najera

10:30          Mapping Poverty                                                

                  Dr Hector Najera

11:30          Tea/Coffee in the Reception Room

12:00          Measuring Child Poverty                                     

                  Dr Shailen Nandy

13:00          Lunch in the Reception Room

14:00          Multidimensional Poverty in Uganda               

                  Vincent Ssennono

15:00          Longitudinal Poverty Research Methods         

                  Dr Alba Lanau

16:00         Tea/Coffee in the Reception Room

16:30         Conclusion                                                             

                  Prof David Gordon

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