Workshop: Ethnographic Research in Meeting-Intensive Settings

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June 9—June 10, 2014 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Machmer Hall

Room: W32

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Five College Student: $100 Five College Faculty: $200 Non-Five College Student: $225 Non-Five College Faculty: $325
Institute for Social Science Research

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.

Instructors: Jen Sandler and Renita Thedvall

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