/Highlights/ Paradigms in Qualitative Research - Dr Gareth Wiltshire
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Understanding the philosophical debates around paradigms of qualitative research and finding one's position is one of the most challenging tasks for PhD students and early career researchers. In this episode, Dr Gareth Wiltshire explains the debates and how he came to position his work in critical realism, as well as how that position can be used in conceptualizing and designing qualitative studies.
Dr Gareth Wiltshire completed his PhD at Loughborough University in 2014 and has since held lectureships at Nottingham Trent University, Cardiff Metropolitan University and the University of Bath. He returned to Loughborough University as a lecturer in 2019 and contributes to the research themes of “Lifestyle for Health and Wellbeing” and “Sports Participation”.
Gareth is a social scientist with broad interests related to the social determinants of health. His work is largely informed by concepts and theories derived from sociology but is proactive in engaging with researchers, practitioners and ideas across different disciplines such as medicine, education, psychology, philosophy, social marketing and behavioural science. He has specialist knowledge in qualitative research having utilised a range of ethnographic, interview and visual methods in the past.
His main research interests fall into three areas: exercise and health for organ transplant recipients; the social determinants of physical activity and health inequalities; advanced and innovative methodologies.
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