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Observational & Ethnographic Methods

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This live online Zoom course introduces you to ethnographic methods and observation which are valuable techniques in qualitative research.

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This live online Zoom course introduces you to ethnographic methods and observation which are valuable techniques in qualitative research where the focus is on understanding in great depth the meanings, views, behaviours, beliefs and actions of a particular culture, group or organisation. Ethnography typically involves extended periods of time ‘in the field’, while participant observation and observational techniques can also be used to examine groups and cultures in a shorter time period and alongside other methods.

We also look at examples of what Wall (2004) calls ‘focused ethnography’ in order to examine how observational methods can be used in a shorter timescale than a ‘traditional’ ethnography, and in applied settings in order to understand for example organisational cultures and behaviours. I draw on my experiences of conducting ethnographic research with the police and boy racers to demonstrate the benefits and drawbacks of these approaches.

This training includes practical elements such as workshop discussions, observations, writing field notes and reflecting on these.

We typically cover:

- The history of ethnography and participant observation

- The principles and techniques of ethnography

- Practicalities of fieldwork

- An intro to new approaches: virtual ethnography, go-along methods, sensory ethnography

- ‘Focused ethnography’ in applied settings

- Accessing the field, gatekeepers and building rapport

- Recording data

- The importance of an inductive and reflexive approach

- Ethics

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Organiser The Qualitative Researcher - Dr Karen Lumsden

Organiser of Observational & Ethnographic Methods

Qualitative researcher / trainer / consultant / coach

Karen has over 15 years experience as a qualitative researcher and social scientist. She has a PhD in Sociology, Masters in Social Research, PGCE in Higher Education Learning & Teaching, and MA (Hons.) in Sociology from the University of Aberdeen. She has held a number of academic posts including Associate Professor in Criminology at the University of Leicester, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Loughborough University, and Assistant Professor in Criminology at the University of Nottingham, UK.

Karen regularly delivers qualitative methods and academic skills training for a variety of clients and social researchers including academia, government, charities, the voluntary sector, policy makers, and police constabularies. She has taught research methods on various masters and doctoral programmes and summer schools including ESRC Advanced Methods training and Masters in Social Research. She also delivers qualitative training courses for the Social Research Association. She also designs bespoke courses for organizations. Examples of regular courses include:

- Introduction to Qualitative Research
- Qualitative Interviewing
- Observational and Ethnographic Methods
- How to Conduct Thematic Analysis
- Writing and Presenting Qualitative Data
- Moderating Focus Groups

She also coaches and mentors Masters students, doctoral students, and academics on qualitative research and evaluations.

Karen's research has focused on areas such as: policing, bereavement, victims, digital media and cyber crime, youth culture, car culture and transport. She is the author and editor of books including: Reflexivity in Criminological Research, Reflexivity: Theory, Method and Practice, Online Othering and Boy Racer Culture. She is currently on the Editorial Board of the journal Qualitative Research.

For further details of Karen's work and publications visit: www.qualitativetraining.com or email karen@qualitativetraining.com

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