Qualitative Methods Journal Club Meeting #3

SARN is supporting Professor Carol Emslie (SARN Co-Chair) and colleagues at the Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) Substance Use Research Group to host a series of the Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA) funded Qualitative Methods Journal Club (QMJC) from November 2020 – April 2021.

The QMJC highlights best practice through its selection of good quality qualitative research papers. After each meeting, a summary of the discussion from the Journal Club will be made available on the SSA website: https://www.addiction-ssa.org/hot-topic/qualitative-methods-journal-club/

In our third meeting on Thursday 14 January 2021 from 2pm-3:15pm on Zoom, we will be discussing:

Pauly BB, Mamdani Z, Mesley L, et al. “It’s an emotional roller coaster… But sometimes it’s fucking awesome”: Meaning and motivation of work for peers in overdose response environments in British Columbia. Int J Drug Policy. 2020; 88: 103015. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.103015

When reading, please consider:

  • What does “real” peer engagement in research mean, as opposed to tokenistic engagement?
  • How were peers integrated into each part of this study – design, data collection, analysis, write up?
  • Is this an approach that can be applied to all qualitative research? Why or why not?
  • What do you think are the challenges in applying this approach to your own research interests?

You must register to attend:

This event is capped at 50 to encourage active and fruitful discussion. If you are registered to attend, please read and reflect on the above paper and questions before the meeting.

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Next meeting (also 2pm-3:15pm): Tuesday 23 February

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