Welcome to another episode of The Words Matter Podcast.
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So after seven episodes exploring qualitative research and the value of it’s methodologies and methods, it’s now time to dismantle all of that and talk about everything that’s wrong with qualitative research and why we should move beyond it!
I’m only half joking….because on this episode of the Qualitative Research Series I’m speaking with Dr jenny Setchell about a counter movement against qualitative research in the form of Post qualitative research.
Jenny is an NHMRC Research Fellow in Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland Australia. Her research interests include post-structuralist critical perspectives on healthcare and she has been published extensively across health journals (see Jenny's research here).
Her PhD was in psychology and focussed on weight stigma in physiotherapy. Jenny is experienced in a range of qualitative and post-qualitative research methodologies and she is a founding member, and co-chairs the executive committee of the international Critical Physiotherapy Network. She is also a member of the International Society for Critical Health Psychology.
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I absolutely loved talking to Jenny. She’s had such an interesting and diverse career, and this comes through in the cool, gentle yet confident way she talks about post qualitative research; who’s arguments could shake the most dedicated qualitative researcher. But there was nothing fanatical about Jenny; her balanced view of post-qual and how she feels that it can sit alongside more traditional qualitative and quantitative research approaches was just brilliant.
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