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.
Tuks Camerata gets high recognition - 07/03/2014
Michael Barrett, composer and conductor of the University of Pretoria’s 71-member Tuks Camerata student choir, has been paid the high compliment of having one of his works published by the biggest international distributor of choral music.
Report by UP's Prof Heyns considered in EU resolution - 05/03/2014
On 27 February 2014 the European Parliament adopted Resolution 2014/2567(RSP) on the use of armed drones wherein it notes its concerns on the deaths of thousands of civilians where drones have been used. The European Parliament’s resolution comes after the 2013 reports submitted to the UN General Assembly and Human Rights Council by among others, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Professor Christof Heyns, who is also the co-director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa from the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria.
Research on the use of information and communication technologies - 27/02/2014
A pilot study was conducted by Prof Felicite Fairer-Wessels of the Tourism Management Division amongst selected non-profit visitor information centres (VIC) to determine whether the information managers have sufficient knowledge management capabilities in terms of tacit or explicit knowledge, the knowledge management information life cycle and knowledge management assets in terms of organisational processes.
UP shines at Solar Energy Conference - 03/02/2014
Lecturers and postgraduate students from UP made a valuable contribution to the Second South African Solar Energy Conference (SASEC), held in Port Elizabeth at the end of January 2014. The focus of the papers was on heat transfer aspects of heat exchanger equipment that contributes to making concentrating solar power (CSP) systems more effective.