Fieldwork – designs, plans and tales of the unexpected

  • Date: Monday 15 December 2014
  • Time: 9.30 am - 1 pm
  • Location: Room 12.25 Social Sciences Building
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FLaG PhD and postdoctoral research methods workshop

A half day postgraduate / postdoctoral researcher workshop, this will be an informal event for PhD students to get together, along with postdoctoral researchers, and do a presentation on their work in a supportive environment, join in plenary discussion, or just come along and listen. The aim of the workshop is to explore issues and share insights relating to the design and practice of fieldwork.

Programme

9.15
Coffee and welcome

9.30
Panel discussion: ISSUES IN PLANNING FIELDWORK

A series of 10 minute presentations:

9:30 Steve Wilks “Designing fieldwork in high stakes environments – hospital trauma”

9:40 Fan Wu (Performance and Cultural Industries) Planning Action Research in Fieldwork

9:50 Ben Vincent (SSP) “Empowering the research subject”

10:00 Yahya Birt (Theology and Religious Studies) Planning for impact in Fieldwork

10.10
ALL: Plenary / open discussion

10.25 Short break

10.30
PRESENTATIONS (15 mins + 5 minutes Q and A)

10.30 Lynley Aldridge (SSP) “Ten things I wish I’d known before I started my fieldwork

10.50 Lisa Long (SSP) Fieldwork reflections: Researching ‘race’ as a white researcher

11.10 Anna Tarrant (SSP) Negotiating mutiple positionalities in the interview setting – researching across gender and generational boundaries

11.30 Panel discussion: RETROSPECTIVES ON FIELDWORK

a series of 10 minute presentations:

11:30 Deborah Fenney Salkeld (SSP) “Research with disabled people: gatekeepers and other access issues”

11.40 Katucha Bento (SSP) title to be confirmed

11:50 Sarah Mawby (Music) “Looking back on fieldwork in schools for children with special educational needs”

12:00 Hasan Hafidh (Languages, Cultures and Societies) “Conducting field research in a volatile region”

12.10   ALL: a plenary / open discussion

12.30 Refreshments and socialising

1.00 End