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Lecture: Letting our research questions drive our research methods

Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria
22/09/2017
9:00 to 11:00
The Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication at the University of Pretoria cordially invites you to a lecture by Professor Cathy Binger, an associate professor at the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of New Mexico, titled 'Letting our research questions drive our research methods'.

 

Venue: Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria

Date: Friday, 22 September 2017

Time: 09:00 to 11:00

 

As researchers, it is tempting at times to construct studies based on the research methodologies with which we are most familiar. This can be an appropriate exercise in certain circumstances — for example, as part of a doctoral level course that focuses on a particular method. However, in the broader scope of planning and executing our research careers, our research questions should guide the methods, rather than having questions dictated to by the degree to which we are comfortable with particular types of research designs. In this talk, Prof Binger will discuss the ways in which she, together with her research collaborator Prof Jennifer Kent-Walsh, have conceptualized their research careers. In particular she will focus on examples of the ways in which research questions lead to using a wide variety of research designs. Please see event attachment for more information.

About the presenter: Professor Cathy Binger is an associate professor at the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of New Mexico. Her field of expertise is language development in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). She has conducted research in this area for over a decade, and has authored over 20 peer-reviewed research articles. She has presented over 25 invited workshops and over 60 peer-reviewed papers in the USA as well as in other countries.


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