Prof Willem Schurink, Sumari O'Neil, Evanthe Schurink, Dawie Roux and Rolf Schurink
A unique interactive e-learning site for qualitative research has been developed and will be facilitated by two seasoned researchers, Prof Schurink and Evanthe Schurink who have been involved in qualitative research for more than 30 years. To date, Prof Schurink has supervised 35 PhD students. Our interest and expertise lie in developing qualitative research methodology. The main aim of the site is to help students to conduct qualitative research of a high standard, by providing them with the knowledge and skills needed, as well as a supportive and stimulating environment where emerging approaches, current debates and new developments in qualitative research will be addressed.
We are therefore inviting you to visit our e-learning site, no matter if you have excellent knowledge of qualitative research or not. Our passion in life is to help students and researchers to develop a real understanding and love of qualitative research. Our 30+ years’ journey as qualitative researchers into the experiential worlds of people has changed our lives and altered our life courses in many ways. To have had the opportunity to get immersed in the lives of people through qualitative research was an enriching experience. We therefore hope that being part of this group you will have the same wonderful experiences in doing qualitative research.
It is our sincere wish that belonging to this group would help you to foster an understanding of issues involved in the qualitative research, and develop the critical and reflective skills needed to write a dissertation. We would also like to encourage you to communicate your ideas, reflect on what you have learned and invite and assist other students to share this exciting journey with you.
Season's greetings - 03/12/2013
Wishing you and your family love, peace, and joy this Holiday Season and in the New Year.
Ons wens u en u gesin liefde, vrede en vreugde toe gedurende die Feestyd en in die Nuwe Jaar.
Re lakaletša wena le balapa la gago lerato, khutšo le lethabo mo Sehleng se sa maikhutšo le mo Ngwageng wo moswa.
UP student takes top honours in SAIEE competition - 03/12/2013
The 2013 National Student Project Competition of the SAIEE (South African Institute of Electrical Engineers) was hosted by the University of Pretoria on 28 November. Top final-year students from South African universities and universities of technology took part in the competition.
Projects in this year’s competition covered a wide range including the designing and development of a prototype super-capacitor-powered campus bicycle, occluded body pose estimation, the development of a robotic demonstration platform for use in the research of intelligent transport systems, and the designing of a low-cost teleconferencing system based on the Raspberry Pi.
Forensic Anthropology book launched at the Faculty of Health Sciences - 27/11/2013
Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Gwen Ramokgopa, celebrated the launch of the latest edition of The Human Skeleton in Forensic Medicine authored by Prof Maryna Steyn, a physical anthropologist and the Director of Forensic Anthropology Research Centre, based at the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Health Sciences. She co-authored the book with Mehmet Yasar Iscan from the University of Istanbul, Turkey.
Students contribute towards saving the rhino - 27/11/2013
Students of the Tourism Management Division hosted two Save the Rhino events. The first was an exhibition in the Merensky Library of the University of Pretoria in October where ceramic rhinos, painted by students and lecturers, were showcased. The second event was a silent auction of these rhino artworks.
ASSAf recognises outstanding meritorious service - 22/11/2013
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) has awarded Professor Robin Crewe the prestigious Gold Medal for Outstanding Meritorious Service at the launch of the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria. It is only the second time the award that acknowledges exceptional service to the Academy, has been bestowed since its inception in 2008.
Crewe served as President of ASSAf from 2004 to 2012. During this time, the Academy grew from a small organisation to being a well-established Academy that enables the generation of evidence-based solutions to national problems.