TARC Qualitative Masterclass

Why do people pay tax? Applying qualitative methods in tax research


Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd November 2017


Dr Lotta Björklund Larsen, Research Fellow, Linköping University, Sweden.
Ulf Johannesson, Analyst, Skatteverket (Swedish Tax Agency).
Dr Diana Onu, Lecturer in Business Psychology, University of Exeter.


Broadway House, Tothill Street, London


Download the Masterclass programme.


To register for our masterclass, please visit our online store.
Registration Fees:

  • Full registration for non-members - £125
  • Full registration for internal members – free of charge
  • Full registration for PhDs - £75

The registration fee includes; attendance at all of the masterclass sessions, morning refreshments, lunch, afternoon refreshments and a masterclass pack.

The purpose of this two-day masterclass is to provide an introduction to a qualitative social science approach to analysing and understanding tax compliance. The course widens the perspective in the study of tax compliance beyond legal, economic and behavioural approaches. During the course, you will work with a mock project, addressing a contemporary tax problem and considering the following issues:

  • What does it mean to study people and their practices?
  • What types of questions can be posed?
  • What kinds of insights can be gained?
  • What criteria exist for assessing the adequacy of the research?

The course will comprise short lectures and examples from scholarly research, group discussions and practical exercises. The detailed content will be developed in advance of the masterclass in consultation with registered participants, so as to tailor it to their particular interests.  

For further details, please contact: tarc@exeter.ac.uk.