March 16 | The method of 'con/text analysis' for interviews and other biographic data
- Type: Course
- March 16 (Thursday) 2017
- March 23 (Thursday) 2017
- March 30 (Thursday) 2017
- April 6 (Thursday) 2017
- Time: 13.30 - 16.30
- Location: EUR Woudestein campus Rotterdam (<link contact directions _blank internal link in current>directions):
- Session 1: M3-03 (Van der Goot Building)
- Session 2: M2-09 (van der Goot Building)
- Session 3: M3-04 (Van der Goot Building) note: different location as listed in the hard copy PhD course guide.
- Session 4: M3-04 (Van de Goot Building)
- Course fee:
free for PhD candidates of the Graduate School
€ 420,- for non-members
Consult our <link doctoral-education enrolment-policy internal-link internal link in current>enrolment policy for more information
Menno Verbeek (enrolment-related questions) email@example.com
Dr. Karin Willemse (course-related questions) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: +31 (0)10 4082517
Do you have interviews and want to know how to analyse them more in-depth? This course centers on the exploration of interviews and other oral sources. It departs from the notion of ‘reading’ your interview ‘against the grain’, which is geared towards capturing a 'view from below'.
There are four sessions with mini-lectures and practical training. In every meeting the focus is on grasping theoretical concepts and turning these into methodological tools you can use to analyse your own interview in-depth. Literature on the concepts of identity, discourse, focalisation and argumentation as well as on self-reflexivity are discussed in class as a basis for this analysis. The lecturer explicates the use of these concepts on the basis of concrete examples.
The method of con/text is particularly suitable for analyzing interviews that have been recorded by the researcher her/himself in the social sciences and cultural studies research. It is also possible to apply the method to interviews that were done by others and other kinds of ego-documents, s