Ethnographic Research in Meeting-Intensive Settings

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 10:00am to Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 4:00pm
W32 Machmer Hall

Meetings are a ubiquitous and often under-appreciated site of ethnographic fieldwork. This two-day workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to examine some of the challenges of data collection in meeting-intensive settings as well as issues that arise in the analysis of meeting-based field notes, transcripts and artifacts.

This workshop will be co-taught by two ethnographers who have conducted research in a wide variety of settings, from grassroots organizations and policy activist coalitions to public and transnational institutions. Participants are encouraged to bring their own "meeting ethnography" challenges to the workshop, as there will be plenty of time to discuss and get feedback on specific issues of research design, data collection, analysis, and writing.

Workshop runs June 9 and 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Register here.

Instructors: Jen Sandler and Renita Thedvall

Payment Details

  • Five College Student: $100
  • Five College Faculty: $200
  • Non-Five College Student: $225
  • Non-Five College Faculty: $325

Payment is due two weeks before workshop start date. Failure to pay by then may result in the loss of your seat to a registrant on the waitlist.

ISSR accepts payments by departmental recharge form or personal check. If you are paying from departmental funds, ask your bookkeeper to contact Karen Mason for the recharge form and instructions for completing. If paying by personal check, please make it out to "University of Massachusetts" and note in the lower left corner the name of the workshop you are registering for. A receipt can be sent to you on request. ISSR cannot accept credit or debit cards.

Send payment to:
Karen Mason
W34A Machmer Hall
University of Massachusetts
240 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9278