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OxDeg: Bull in a China Shop. Mixing Methods in a Difficult Field Research Online

Date & Time:
16:30 - 18:00,
Wednesday 24 May, 2017


What to do when research design fails, and ethnography does seem to work with all the research participants? And what is more important, adjusting methodology, or changing difficult research topic, if our method of choice fails to work? Magdalena Góralska will elaborate on their field experiences, on the run methodological changes, and possible solutions to mixing ethnography with other methods when conducting fieldwork on sensitive topics.

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  • Name: Magdalena Góralska
  • Affiliation: Koźmiński University in Warsaw, Oxford Internet Institute
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  • Bio: Magdalena Góralska is a Polish ethnographer, researcher at the Koźmiński University in Warsaw, and an OII student. She is currently conducting a long-term ethnographic research on science communication in digital social environments, facing challenges to her qualitative research design, and stepping into unknown world of numbers.