Testimonials

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“Excellent course. The lecturer was experienced and knowledgeable and the day was an engaging mix of power point slides, pair work and group discussion.”

Participant – Storytelling and Narratives course

“The lecturer’s teaching style was informal and inclusive, she encouraged everyone to participate and ask questions. This meant we could learn from the wide range of experience within the room as well as from the course materials and her own generously offered advice.”

Participant – Storytelling and Narratives course

Excellent day! Very discursive and engaging, with the right balance of people talking about individual issues and problems that anyone might have in this area. Karen is a great presenter and very humourous.

Participant – Storytelling and Narratives course

“The group absolutely loved this training day. It was full of content and practical exercises that all characters in the room got involved in with some passion. It was really good to see that 15 brains were switched on and coming up with new ideas for undertaking research in [our organisation]. Karen was so lovely – brilliant at delivery, a very open session with a good format and room for questions. She talked a lot about her practical experience in using the methodology and real-life barriers that we may face as an organisation. The pace was brilliant and the methodology was explained from the background / foundation stage through to some more extensive ethnographic skills. She even threw in some more appropriate ‘quick and dirty’ methodology that may be more appropriate in [organisations] that were struggling for time and funding. She was really personable and relaxed in general discussion at lunch etc. – she really wanted to be with us and share her knowledge.”

Participant – Ethnographic and Observational Methods course

Really usefully course and delivered in an applied manner that was practically useful. Karen was an excellent tutor: knowledgeable but not superior.

Participant – Qualitative Interviews course

Facilitator (Karen) is an excellent course convenor – excellent delivery and structuring of the presentation. Also, the practical sessions were superb! Very positive experience which I thoroughly enjoyed and learnt a lot from.

Participant – Qualitative Interviews course

This day was really useful especially the practical component.
Good to have practical illustrations of points taught, working through an example day 2.

Participant – Qualitative Data Analysis course

Very timely for me, as I have just completed the main bulk of my fieldwork. Working in small groups worked well. Clear, informal relaxed presentation.

Participant – Qualitative Data Analysis course

Karen was very engaging and paced the day well, answering queries to meet participants’ needs and generally assessing which subjects seemed to need the focus. Very approachable as a presenter.

Participant – Participatory Action Research course

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