Creative Research Methods

Issued 13 September 2017

  social research association 


The Social Research Association (Ireland) is delighted to be hosting this Creative Research Methods training session with Dr Helen Kara on 25 October 2017 in Dublin.

Training Session: Creative Research Methods

Time & date: 9.15am-4.45pm, Wednesday 25 Oct 2017

Location: Carmelite Community Centre , 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2

Cost: €100 for SRA members; €200 for non-members ( with 2018 SRA membership included for non-members )

A light lunch is included

This course will outline a variety of creative research methods and show course participants how to use them appropriately at each stage of the research process. It will introduce participants to a range of creative methodologies. 

Among the methods covered include:

-         Arts-basedmethods

-         Research usingtechnology

-         Mixedmethods

-         Transformative researchframeworks


By the end of the course it is expected that participants will:

-         Have a good level of knowledge of creative researchmethods

-         Understand how to use creative methods alongside more traditionalmethods

-         Understand when to use creative methods inresearch

-         Know how creative methods can add value to fundingbids


This course is relevant for researchers from the third sector, public services (e.g. health, criminal justice, social care, education, local or national government), and those who work in independent research organisations or academia.


It is an intermediate level course and attendees will need a good working knowledge of traditional research methods.

Registration :

To register please email the following to before Friday 30 September 2017:

·          Your name, organisation and contact details as well as any specific dietary and/or accessibilityrequirements

Please note that places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Following receipt of your details we will forward you a booking form and invoice with the various payment options. Once we receive your completed booking form and payment. we will confirm your place on the course.

The cost of attending is 100 for SRA members; €200 for non-members (with 2018 SRA membership included for non-members)

For details on SRA membership, reduced cost entry to this and forthcoming events and training, as well as other benefits, see


Trainer: Dr Helen Kara

This training will be provided by creative research methods UK based expert, Dr Helen Kara.

This is Helen’s first visit to Ireland to provide this training and as such provides a unique opportunity for the research community in Ireland to tap into her skills and experience.


Helen’s most recent book on Creative Research Methods in the Social Sciences: A Practical Guide was published by Policy Press, in 2015. She is currently working on her next book on research ethics.


Helen writes and teaches on research methods and is a Visiting Fellow at the UK's National Centre for Research Methods.  She has been an independent researcher since 1999.


See for more details.