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Enjoying ethnographic writing

A talk and discussion about the writing process while carrying out ethnographic and qualitative research

Bob Jeffrey has spent over 20 years researching primary school using ethnographic methods and he will show the importance of writing to qualitative research in different literary forms. The intention of the session is to show how detailed written accounts of the contexts of research brings authenticity to the readers of research findings in the way accounts are re-presented in literary forms. He will emphasise the value of the use of literary forms in the research process both in the field and when examining data some distance from the fieldwork. He will suggest that by using the imagination and creative writing skills the researcher can enhance the legitimacy and validity of their ethnographic research. There will be an opportunity for group discussion.

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Baring Court 201