Introduction to Ethnographic Methods
|Social Research Association|
Professor Karen O'Reilly
Online using zoom
This live, online course introduces participants to the principals and practicalities of ethnographic methods, especially participant observation. (Advanced - participants should not be new to qualitative research) It runs in one day and uses Zoom software
By the end of the course participants should:
The course rapidly takes participants from a basic understanding of what ethnography is and how it is applied to the level of being able to put their knowledge and skills to practice in diverse settings. It is expected that participants will have a specific field, topic or application in mind for applying an ethnographic approach. Some prior familiarity with qualitative methods, such as a design course and some training in methods such as interviewing and focus groups, is essential. Participants should not be new to qualitative research.
Karen O'Reilly is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Loughborough University and a Freelance Researcher. She has taught ethnographic and qualitative methods for over 25 years, including the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Collection and Analysis, the Swiss Summer School in Social Science Methods, in Lugano; at the Universities of Aberdeen, Essex, Loughborough and Oxford; and in Germany, Norway and Hong Kong. Her experience also includes being a Member of the Advisory Board of the NCRM biannual Research Methods Festival 2011-2012; and a member of the ESRC Peer Review College 2012 – 2016.
Karen is a highly experienced ethnographer whose many publications include two widely cited books on ethnography: Ethnographic Methods (Routledge, 2nd ed. 2012) and Key Concepts in Ethnography (Sage, 2009). She has also been instrumental in the design and evaluation of Masters level Research Methods courses and programmes in a number of universities. Karen provides short courses for the SRA on a regular basis.
Advanced (specialised prior knowledge)
£220 - Members for SRA pay £165
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