DATE & TIME
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Professor Dvora Yanow
Guest Professor in Wageningen University’s Department of
Social Sciences, Communication, Philosophy, and Technology Sub-Department
This event is free
This workshop explores the historical and methodological background leading to what today are increasingly being called “interpretive” methods. We will be more practical than philosophical, in the sense that we will tie the methodological underpinnings of interpretive methods to the doing of research, although we will focus more on field (contemporary) than archival (historical) research.
The workshop will take up:
We will focus on the methodological thinking that undergirds the three methods for generating data (observing, with whatever degree of participating; talk, including formal interviewing; and the identification and close “reading,” literal and figurative, of research-relevant documents and visual materials). To ground our discussions of what can be very abstract material, we will work to generate our own observational and conversational data for exploration, using the city and university as our “lab.”
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