2022 Seminar 1: Photovoice, Zoom interviews and digital story-telling: A qualitative health trifecta?
In this webinar three qualitative methods are introduced along with specific insights developed through their use in a range of health and illness projects. First, photovoice research exploring the gendered dimensions of mental illness and suicidality offer some pragmatics and profits for using that visual method. Second, the benefits and concessions of qualitative Zoom interviews are discussed based on recently completed work with men experiencing distressed and disrupted intimate partner relationships. Third, participants lived experiences of endometriosis feature in a discussion exploring the feasibility, acceptability and reach of digital storytelling. To conclude, details for combining these three methods in a recently funded 100% virtual project exploring safe and equitable relationships are shared in thoughtfully considering if their integration might constitute a qualitative health trifecta that value adds both in terms of research processes and products.
Presented by Professor John Oliffe
Professor John Oliffe is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair at the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia, and an honorary professor at the Department of Nursing, University of Melbourne. As the founder and lead investigator of UBC's Men's Health Research program, his qualitative work focuses on the influence of gendered health behaviours and illness management, and its impact on partners, families and overall life quality. He has expertise in wide-ranging qualitative methods, and the findings drawn from his research offer guidance to clinicians and researchers, and have been transitioned to progressive and formally evaluated tailored interventions.