Webinar: you can ask that

An informal one-hour Q&A panel discussion designed to give early-career researchers the opportunity to ask more experienced researchers about a particular research theme. The theme of this event is: Social research methods during the time of COVID.

Please bring your questions along so the panellists can share their knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methods and relay their experiences of adapting these methods to the constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Brady Robards – Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Social Sciences. Brady’s research sits between the sociology of youth and cultural sociology of digital media. He is interested in how young people use social media, and how social media come to serve as sites of identity-work and archival memory constituted through digital traces.
  • Mark Rickinson – Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. Mark is an experienced educational researcher, evaluator and facilitator who has particular expertise in evidence-informed policy and practice; and outdoor and environmental learning. His real interest lies in understanding and improving the use and usefulness of educational research.
  • Yolande Strengers – Associate Professor in the Department of Human-Centred Computing. Yolande is a digital sociologist and human-computer interaction scholar investigating the sustainability and gender effects of digital, emerging and smart technologies. She works with qualitative and digital ethnographic methods, theories of social practice and technofeminism to understand how people (and sometimes their pets) are incorporating new devices and technologies into their everyday lives and homes. In the Emerging Technologies Research Lab, she leads the energy futures research program, which undertakes critical interdisciplinary and international research into the social, cultural and experiential dimensions of the design, use and futures of new and emerging technologies.

Date: Wednesday 29th July, 10am - 11am

Online access via Zoom registration.

This event will be recorded. If you are unable to attend the event and have questions you would like to put forward, please email them to the panel facilitator Bronwyn Cumbo at bronwyn.cumbo@monash.edu.