Navigating the Academic Odyssey: GCAR Calendar 2024

“In the crucible of challenges, the alchemy of innovation transpires. Articulate your research conundrums with precision, and let intellectual curiosity be your guiding beacon.”

Embark on a transformative journey through the labyrinth of intellectual exploration with the GCAR Calendar. Each month, a symphony of events unfolds, offering a tapestry of academic opportunities that weave seamlessly into the scholarly fabric.

January: A Prelude to Intellectual Discourse

Research Methods Dialogue – Concepts
* Date: January 9, 16, 23, 30
* Engage in a harmonious dialogue every Tuesday, delving deep into fundamental research concepts. Elevate your understanding and fortify the bedrock of your academic pursuits.

* Date: January 14, 21
* Immerse yourself in the intellectual camaraderie of SVU-GCAR. Uncover collaborative opportunities, forge connections with fellow researchers, and bask in the ethos of academic support.

8th WCQR24 (World Conference on Qualitative Research)
* Date: January 24-27
* Traverse the global panorama of qualitative research during the 8th WCQR24. Engage with pioneering methodologies and connect with luminaries, fostering an international discourse on qualitative research.

February: Philosopher’s Corner

Philosophical Perspectives
* Date: February 14, 21, 28
* Immerse yourself in the nuanced philosophies underpinning scholarly inquiry. Cultivate clarity in your approach and fashion an intellectual bastion for your academic endeavors.

March: A Symphony of Approaches

Research Methods Dialogue – Approach to Theory Development
* Date: March 13, 20, 27
* Explore diverse approaches to theory development. Engage in thoughtful discussions that illuminate the path to robust theoretical frameworks.

April: Navigating Traditions and Designs

Research Methods Dialogue – Research Traditions
* Date: April 10, 17, 24
* Delve into various research traditions, understanding their significance in shaping scholarly inquiry.

Research Methods Dialogue – Research Designs
* Date: April 17, 24
* Unravel the intricacies of research designs, with a focus on case studies. Sharpen your skills in crafting methodologically sound and impactful research.

May: Dialogues on Phenomenology

Research Methods Dialogue – Research Designs Phenomenology
* Date: May 8, 15, 22, 29
* Immerse yourself in the phenomenological realm of research designs. Engage in meaningful dialogues to refine your approach to studying phenomena.

June: Grounded in Theory

Research Methods Dialogue – Research Designs Grounded Theory
* Date: June 12, 19, 26
* Ground yourself in the methodological richness of grounded theory. Explore ways to derive theory from empirical data.

July: Exploring Qualitative Dimensions

Research Methods Dialogue – Research Designs Ethnography
* Date: July 3
* Embark on a qualitative exploration of cultures and societies through ethnographic research designs.

Research Methods Dialogue – Research Designs PAR (Participatory Action Research)
* Date: July 10
* Delve into participatory action research, bridging the gap between theory and practical action.

Research Methods Dialogue – Research Designs Narrative Inquiry
* Date: July 17
* Craft narratives that tell compelling stories in your research. Explore the narrative inquiry as a powerful methodological tool.

Research Methods Dialogue – Research Designs Appreciative Inquiry
* Date: July 24
* Appreciate the positive dimensions of your research. Engage in dialogues on how appreciative inquiry can shape your investigative process.

Research Methods Dialogue – Research Designs Content Analysis
* Date: July 31
* Analyze textual and visual content with precision. Explore the intricacies of content analysis as a methodological approach.

August: Systematic Approaches to Reviews

Research Methods Dialogue – Research Designs Systematic Reviews
* Date: August 7, 14, 21, 28
* Systematically review the existing literature in your field. Gain insights into conducting comprehensive and rigorous systematic reviews.

September: Crafting Instruments for Data Collection

Research Methods Dialogue – Data Collection Instrument Design
* Date: September 11, 18, 25
* Hone your skills in designing effective data collection instruments. Explore methodologies to ensure the reliability and validity of your data.

October: Quantitative Data Analysis

Research Methods Dialogue – Data Analysis: Quantitative
* Date: October 9, 16, 23, 30
* Delve into the world of quantitative data analysis. Explore statistical methods to derive meaningful insights from your data.

November: Qualitative Data Analysis

Research Methods Dialogue – Data Analysis: Qualitative
* Date: November 13, 20, 27
* Immerse yourself in the nuances of qualitative data analysis. Explore methodologies to uncover rich narratives within your qualitative data.

December: Culmination and Commencement

Research Methods Dialogue – Data Analysis: Qualitative
* Date: December (TBD)
* Conclude the year with a focus on qualitative data analysis. Reflect on the insights gained and celebrate the scholarly journey.

SVU-GCAR Graduation & Professorial Appointments
* Date: December (TBD)
* Join us in celebrating academic achievements, as graduations and professorial appointments mark the zenith of scholarly accomplishment.


Embrace the Journey

As the GCAR Calendar unfolds its pages, each event is not just a date but a milestone in your academic journey. Forge connections, engage in intellectually stimulating dialogues, and allow the GCAR Calendar to be your compass, guiding you through the vast expanse of academic exploration. Define your trajectory, confront challenges with scholarly acumen, and witness the metamorphosis of innovation in the crucible of intellectual exploration. Your academic odyssey begins here.

Pay for Participation in the Research Methods Dialogue

Each Research Methods Dialogue costs R100 to those who have full membership of the Association for Research Methodologists.

Members of ARM may opt to pay for the entire month by selecting 4 quantities on the payment Payment Form below or select the session that is suitable for their needs.

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If you are not yet a member the cost per session is R500.

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