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BAPCA Research Group

BAPCA Practice Research Network – 29 June 2013 – Edge Hill University.

 The next meeting of the BAPCA PRN will take place on Saturday 29 June and will be held for the second time at Edge Hill University, Room H242, in the Faculty of Health and Social Care between 11:00 – 16:30 (refreshments will be available at 10:30).

Robert Elliott will be presenting the following:

Big Data and Little Data: Getting the Most We Can out of the Practice-Based Evidence on Person-Centred-Experiential Psychotherapies.

“I propose to offer a mixture of lecture, discussion and consultation considering the complementary roles of Big Data (large n research) and Little Data (systematic case study research) in the development of an evidence base for PCE therapies.  I will start with one kind of Big Data, offering a closer look at some of the more recent results derived from the 2008 PCE meta-analysis data set developed by Beth Freire and me.  I then propose to move on to a discussion of the BAPCA PRN data set and the various possibilities afforded by it, including systematic case study research of interesting cases (Little Data), focused client subpopulation investigations (Middle-Sized Data), and the large n bench-marking and data mining (Big Data).  It is hoped that a good time will be had by all.”

There will be space to discuss the further development of the PRN. There will also be time for people to discuss new research ideas and for the group to share thoughts and feelings from the day.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided for all. Free car parking will be available on the campus: Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP. You can find downloadable location maps and full directions to the Edge Hill University campus at:


In order to plan the refreshments and catering in advance, I’d be grateful if you could let me know if you are able to attend (and if you have any specific dietary requirements, such as vegan/vegetarian):