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Informants, Interviewees, Interlocutors: Working with Human Participants in Research About Digital Media & Cultures

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This workshop will be facilitated by researchers in Digital Cultures & Societies who work with human participants to investigate and explore digital media and cultures. 

In the workshop researchers will explain how they do their work and navigate methodological, conceptual and ethical questions and challenges. Across the workshop we’ll explore approaches to fieldwork, interviews, and informant-led approaches like data donation, scrollback and go-along interviews. The workshop will also give participants the opportunity to pose their own ideas, projects and questions for discussion. 

We welcome any HASS PhD students (or other emerging HASS researchers) to participate in the workshop - from researchers using these research approaches in their own work to those who are just curious in finding out more about digital research practices and approaches. The workshop is also an opportunity to meet and hang out with other PhD students interested in digital cultures and societies across disciplines. 

As part of registering for the workshop we ask you to submit questions for an Ask Us Anything session. In this session you can ask us any questions you may have about digital research methods that involve participants. Answers to these questions will be prepared ahead of time and presented/answered anonymously on the day.

We’ll also send out a runsheet so you can reflect and prepare for the discussion beforehand.

This workshop is part of a series of digital research training facilitated by Digital Cultures & Societies. 

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