Methodologies for a new era in the social services:
Developing capacity, skills and knowledge for research

Summer School, University College Cork, Monday 20th June - Friday 24th June, 2011

The summer school, to be held in June 2011 at UCC, will support the development of a network of researchers, highly skilled in innovative methodologies, who commit to advancing the research agenda in the social services and social work. Click on the tabs above to find out more about the programme and how to register. The core aims of the Summer School are:

• To develop research competency and to ensure early-stage researchers have the advanced methodological skills to meet the challenges posed by social service reform in the twenty-first century;
• To merge international methodological innovations with knowledge of the Irish context and in so doing, co-construct approaches to researching contemporary social challenges;
• To develop a springboard for building collaborative inter-institutional networks for researchers across Irish Higher Education Authorities;
• To sustain the initiative in the long-term through the development of a researcher network and a programme of Research on Social Action.

The summer school is organised by the Social Work Development Unit, the Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century (ISS21) and the Irish Social Sciences Platform, with the financial support of the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) and the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, UCC.

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