Accounting Lecturer Presents Paper at International Research Conference
UKZN School of Accounting academic, Dr Karen Bargate, recently presented a paper titled: “Interactive Qualitative Analysis - A Novel Methodology for Qualitative Research”, at the 13th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies (ECRM) in London.
The Conference is a forum for researchers to make presentations based on a range of scholarly approaches to theoretical and empirical papers employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods of research.
Bargate’s paper which formed part of her PhD dissertation, investigates the use of Interactive Qualitative Analysis (IQA) (Northcutt & McCoy, 2004), as a methodology to develop an understanding of how Managerial Accounting and Financial Management students experienced learning in a writing intensive tutorial programme.
Bargate said she was motivated to submit the paper after using the research methodology in her doctoral studies with great results.
‘IQA is a methodology not many people are familiar with that is why I am spreading the word about it. It fitted my research perfectly and I enjoyed sharing my experiences with the other researchers from all over the world and hearing their views,’ said Bargate.
Apart from attending the Conference, Bargate also used the opportunity to visit her daughter, Erin, a UKZN alumni who lives in London.
- Words by Thandiwe Jumo