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Combining Data in Linguistic Ethnography (Online delivery)

14th May 2020 @ 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

What it’s all about?

Research projects that combine analysis of situated talk with ethnographic methods generate a sometimes bemusing and complex mass of data. Faced with these data we may ask ourselves:

  • Where do we start?
  • How do we combine the more detailed analysis of spoken interaction with our interview data or our observations recorded in field notes?
  • How do we both draw on and rein in our instinctive sense of what is going on in a site?
  • How do we ground and test our ideas?

These are the kind of questions that this workshop addresses, taking a possible instance of ageism-in-interaction as a case study. The case study provides participants with the opportunity to work through a bundle of different kinds of data from a research project into older identities in a hair salon. The data encompass audio-recordings of interactions in the site, field notes and interviews as well as broader background information.


Who is the workshop for?

This workshop is aimed at doctoral students within the LISS Doctoral Training Partnership, particularly those combining micro-discourse analysis of spoken interaction with wider ethnographic data. It may also be of interest to students in social gerontology who want a different lens through which to explore talk with older people, or to researchers interested in examining the way ideologies may surface in talk.


The workshop will be facilitated by Dr Rachel Heinrichsmeier.


14th May 2020
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM


Franklin Wilkins Building, Waterloo Bridge Wing 1/16, Waterloo, King’s College London
Waterloo Bridge Wing 2/21, Waterloo, King's College London
London, United Kingdom
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