Postgraduate Research Community Conference "Reconciling Research paradoxes: Justice in a post-truth world"

Saturday 15 September 2018 (from 8.30am to 4pm), Sir Llew Edwards Building (Bldg No. 14)

The year 2018 has seen the ascendance of post-truth politics also known as post-factual and post-reality. Post-truth is opposed to the formal conventions of debate, the contestation of ideas and the falsifiability of theories and statements. In a post-truth era what reigns supreme are fallacies, talking points, leaked information, and so-called fake news fueled by unfettered social and traditional media, and a highly-polarised political spectrum. What are the implications of post-truth to educational research that values social justice, ethical integrity, the search for the good of the community as well as that of the individual? How will research and its tenets of validity, reliability and trustworthiness respond to the challenges brought upon by a post-truth world? The UQ School of Education’s Postgraduate Research Community and Griffith University’s RHD Community invite you to its 2018 joint conference in attempting to interrogate and reconcile research paradoxes where notions of justice, integrity and impact in an increasingly complex post-truth world.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Parlo Singh, Griffith University

Professor Parlo Singh is a member of the Griffith Institute for Educational Research at Griffith. Parlo's previous experience includes being the Inaugural Director of the Research Centre for Language, Literacy and Diversity (2000-2003) in the Faculty of Education at the Queensland University of Technology.

Post-conference workshops

Sunday 16 September 2018 (from 8.30am to 1.30pm, lunch included), Sir Llew Edwards Building (Bldg No. 14)

  • Publishing as an HDR student/Early Career Researcher
  • Conceptual and Theoretical Frameworks
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Methodologies/Analyses
  • Developing Productive Supervisor/Student Relationships and Career Development during and after PhD

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UQ GU 2018 Conference Program


Building 14
Terrace Room