The Oxford Internet Institute is excited to welcome Alex Blandford for the OxDeg talk 'Ethnography of and in the state: perspectives on qualitative research in government service design'.

This seminar is about the patchworks of short intervention ethnography taking place across the UK. For the past few years, all new government services are required to have conducted research into the service users before, during and after their design. There are a huge number of tensions about the use social research in the design and re-iteration of government. This talk will look at the experience of user researchers in government, both in terms of the relationship between academic ethnography and design ethnography and the tension of qualitative research being a mandated part of the process of designing and implementing policy.

The hashtag to use for tweeting about this event is #OxDeg