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NCRM annual lecture by Professor Paul Atkinson: Why do fieldwork? (fully booked)
Professor Paul Atkinson
RIBA, Jarvis Hall, 66 Portland Place, London
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In this NCRM Annual Lecture 'Why do fieldwork?', Professor Paul Atkinson will reflect on research from across his career, arguing for the continuing relevance of rigorous field research, in contrast to more vaguely-specified 'qualitative' research. He will emphasise the multi-modality of social life and the necessity for forms of 'thick description' that is faithful to the multiple modes of social and cultural organisation.
Paul Atkinson is Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at Cardiff University. He is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences. He and Sara Delamont are the founding editors of the Sage journal Qualitative Research. He is currently conducting fieldwork and writing about skills and expertise among potters, printers, glassblowers and others. His methodological publications include: The Ethnographic Imagination, Understanding Ethnographic Texts, Ethnography: Principles in Practice with Martyn Hammersley, Contours of Culture with Sara Delamont and William Housley, and Making Sense of Qualitative Data with Amanda Coffey.
This evening event (6-7.30pm, followed by a drinks reception) is free, but registration is required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place at the NCRM Annual Lecture.
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Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
Mixed Methods, Frameworks for Research and Research Designs (other), Data Collection, Qualitative Approaches (other)
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