DS2F: Qualitative Research in Quarantine: The Ethics and Technical Issues in Moving Offline Research to an Online Context
This workshop with Sam Scovill will cover both the ethics of and techniques for doing online qualitative research during a pandemic. We will cover conducting interviews, virtual participant observation, and the observation of online public spaces (e.g. Reddit). We will have some specific conversations where we talk about the ethics of doing research with vulnerable/stigmatized populations online. This workshop is geared toward students in the social and behavioral sciences as well as in the college of education who are working on qualitative MA theses/papers or Doctoral Dissertations who have needed to shift their research from offline to online due to COVID-19. Participants should have (1) familiarity with qualitative methods and particularly in designing qualitative projects (e.g. interviews or ethnography) and (2) a qualitative project they are currently working on.
Sam is a 4th year PhD candidate in the School of Sociology with a minor in communication. They received their BA in sociology from Smith College. Their research interests are at the intersection of social movements, information communication technologies, and gender. Their master's research looked at how young people's methods for selecting news impacted the types of political activities that they chose to engage in.
- Monday, November 16, 2020
- 1:00pm - 2:30pm