"But what if they're lying?" By the end of the course, students will know exactly how to respond to the most common question ethnographers face. This workshop will introduce students to a key qualitative data methodology: conducting ethnographic and semi-structured field interviews. It will provide an overview of qualitative research techniques, specifically focusing on the development of effective interviewing skills to uncover the depth of human stories and perspectives. A significant portion of the course will center on researching in complex environments and will include a discussion on research ethics. Through practical exercises, participants will gain firsthand experience in designing an interview plan, formulating impactful questions, finding and establishing a connection with subjects, and employing analytical strategies to interpret complex data.

6:00pm-9:00pm on Friday at MGWN MG100 (Nov 1, 2024 to Nov 1, 2024)
9:00am-5:00pm on Saturday at MGWN MG100 (Nov 2, 2024 to Nov 2, 2024)
9:00am-3:00pm on Sunday at MGWN MG100 (Nov 3, 2024 to Nov 3, 2024)
McGowan MG100