WMIER Research Series: Scoping a research project

Date / Time: 16-18 July 2012 10-10.30am
Venue: TT.1.12

This three day WMIER Research Series will offer some suggestions for ways to scope a research project and information on the support that is available.


  • From policy to lived experience: Different avenues towards social justice (Linda Mitchell)
    This session explores possibilities for research to contribute to social justice in policy and practice. Linda uses her experience of undertaking policy evaluations on contract for the Ministry of Education and a research project about the experiences and aspirations of Congolese refugee families living in Hamilton to illustrate how this may happen in different kinds of research endeavour.
  • Progressing a research agenda: Multiple metaphors for practice (Merilyn Taylor)
    In this talk we discuss a research programme that has explored the use of metaphors across a number of contexts.
  • Transforming a good idea into a research project (Clive McGee)
    This session covers how research topics sometimes emerge from our academic work. It looks at how one classroom-related topic emerged, was initially explored and gradually refined into a research project. Issues of scope and topic relevance will be discussed.

The series is open to University of Waikato staff and post-graduate students only.