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Researching ageing - research methods in gerontology
research in care homes, research with older adults with dementia, cross-national research, secondary data analysis
Event Type:
Course
Date:
08 November 2018
Location:
University of Southampton
Contact:
Jacqui Thorp (Email Contact)
Contact Phone:
02380594069
This course aims to introduce researchers at all levels to a selection of methodological issues that most commonly arise when undertaking research with older adults. The day will consider both practical and ethical best practice in relation to data collection with older adults with dementia, with those living in a care home and with older adults living in other countries. Additionally the day will introduce the availability and opportunities in using secondary data sources to study older populations, including panel surveys.

The course covers:

Research with older adults living in a care home Ethical research with older adults with dementia Overseas research with older adults Considerations in using secondary data analysis for researching older adults

By the end of the course participants will:

Understand some of the main practical issues involved in undertaking research with older adults with dementia, with older adults living in a care home and in overseas projects with older adults. Be aware of the important ethical considerations in undertaking research with more vulnerable older populations. Be able to consider the opportunities and limitations of secondary data sets in relation to research with older adults, especially those over 80.

This course would be appropriate for a wide-ranging audience of those with an interest in gerontology, health and social care more generally. It is suitable for academics at all levels as well as government and charity researchers.
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