Hi Everyone,

So, universities are cutting back on research training, and in particular services for qualitative researchers. I am hearing this from students, staff, other trainers and experiencing it myself.  I find this very frustrating and have written ranty posts about it and then deleted them (precisely because they were too ranty). Sigh.

I like doing training through universities, it is my preferred way. This is because it means that researchers (especially students) get the training and services they need for free, many of whom would otherwise not be able to afford them. I also think the role of the university should be to train researchers properly. I find a discord between the amount of training in statistical software, compared to qualitative research analysis software. However, this may simply be my anecdotal experience, and is also not the point of this post.

I’m writing here today to say that I’m trying out something new. I’ve reduced the price of my independent NVivo workshops to factor in researchers who can’t afford the full rate.

It is tricky finding the balance between helping others (my main motivation in most of what I do), as well as valuing and respecting my own time, strengths and experience. This is a bit of a trial for me, so I have three different price scales. Pay what you can afford, and if it is still too much and you need help, message me and let’s see what we can do. 

Numbers for the workshop as still capped. After this, I will assess the feedback and figure out a way forward.

Here is the link to registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/128848550483

Lastly, if you work in a university and want to organise some in-house training, get in touch here.

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