Digital Media Ethnography: PhD Course at Aarhus April 16-20, 2018
Digital ethnography is a common approach to studying virtual or digital culture, the use of digital media or digital technologies in everyday life, and social contexts generally saturated with digital media.
This course offers an introduction to best practices in the methodologies associated with an interpretive ethnographic stance, focused on interactions in and through digital media. This 4-day course will discuss the iterative, cyclical, and inductive modes of analysis that underpin the practices of ethnographers. Therefore, in addition to participant observation, interviews, and fieldnotes, the methods discussed in this course include data management, narrowing focus, sorting and categorizing materials, immersion, inductive and iterative coding, thematizing, and interpretation.
Affiliated methodologies for this interpretivist sociological approach to ethnography include constructivist grounded theory, discourse analysis, multi-sited ethnography, visual methods, postmodern deconstruction, and rhetorical criticism. While these may seem contradictory, the remixable elements of these approaches will be explored through the larger framework of pragmatism.
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Course is open to Phd and postdoctoral students from any discipline. No fee for Danish or EU applicants.
Application Deadline (must submit abstract and motivation statement): January 19, 2018