Dear CAE members,
Lesley Bartlett and Peter Demerath have organized a research methods
workshop for CAE 2012. It will occur November 16 from 1:30-4:30 PM.
During the first hour, we will have a panel discussing featuring
Shirley Brice Heath, Kathryn Anderson-Levitt, Fred Erickson, and
Stanton Wortham discussing research questions, the culture concept,
the selection of relevant contexts for ethnography, and data sources
and modes of learning during fieldwork.
During the remaining time, the workshop organizers will focus on the
following topics in greater depth:
- Developing theoretically informed ethnographic research questions,
including advice on mobilizing theory and associated dilemmas
researchers might face.
- Identifying relevant contexts and sites for ethnographic research
projects including multi-sited ethnography.
- Identifying multiple types of data sources and means of learning
in the ‘field,’ including how to account for the researcher¹s own
experience and implications of doing ethnography with multiple
Each participant will be asked to identify his or her own research
questions, contexts, and data sources and will receive feedback in
Cost of workshop: $20 for students, $40 for professional members
Advance registration has closed but there is still space for 15-20 more
participants (you may register on-site at the conference).
We hope you will join us!
Peter Demerath, Assoc. Prof.
Dept. of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development
University of Minnesota
330 Wulling Hall
86 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0221
Tel. (612) 626-0768
Fax (612) 624-3377