Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Education

Language Education Seminar: ‘What makes research ethnographic?’

26 February 2014 - 26 February 2014
Hillary Place 1.24

The Language Education Research Group in the School of Education is pleased to invite you to attend this research seminar which is part of our 2013-14 seminar series.

This seminar will be delivered by Dr Jean Conteh, Samyia Ambreen, Yixi Lamtso, Nasir Mahmood and Rob Sharples.

on ‘What makes research ethnographic?’.

What does it mean to claim that a particular research project is ethnographic? The term is applied to many different kinds of research, sometimes without a clear definition of what is meant, and what the implications are for the nature of the problems being explored and the aims and purposes of the research. Ethnography is not a research method, nor really even a methodology. In the presentation, through presenting a range of ethnographic PhD projects in language education, all of which adopt different approaches to methodology and data collection, we will demonstrate the power and potential of ethnographic research for understanding particular kinds of social problems and issues, and for addressing issues of social justice and equality.

All are welcome to attend.

There is no booking required, however, due to the size of the room, seating will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The School apologises in advance if this causes any inconvenience.

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