Welcome to Situational analysis - how to capture complexity (2017)
Situational analysis is a method developed by Adele Clarke, to give researchers practical mapping tools for designing qualitative research projects and conducting analysis of qualitative empirical material. The methodology is particular useful for multi-sited ethnographic projects, research projects including both human and non-human actors and multi forms of empirical material.
NB! Before attending the course please get the book:
Clarke, Adele, Friese, Carrie, Washburn, Rachel (2017): Situational Analysis: Grounded Theory After The Interpretive Turn, Thousand Oaks, SAGE
Also please check this link where you can access info regarding SA, including mapping templates and also se an overview of articles with SA in different research areas:
Later there will be list of references uploaded with further readings.
Time and place:
Time: 22nd and 23rd of November 2017 and 24th and 25th of January 2018
Place: Aalborg University, 2450 Copenhagen
22nd and 23rd of November 2017 - Frederikskaj 10A, room Fkj 10A (D) 3.132
24th and 25th of January 2018 - Frederikskaj 10A, room Fkj 10A (D) 3.139
Situational analysis is a method developed by Adele Clarke, to give researchers practical mapping tools for designing qualitative research projects and conducting analysis of qualitative empirical material. The methodology is particular useful for multi-sited ethnographic projects, research projects including both human and non-human actors and multiple forms of empirical material.
The course will be concentrated on introducing the mapping methodologies presented in Adele Clarkes Situational Analysis – grounded theory after the interpretive turn, second edition (2017). The aim of the course it to give the theoretical and methodological background for mapping research projects, and is meant to support the Ph.D. students work with their own projects.
Since situational analysis is a theory/method package, emphasis in the course is especially on introducing how the mapping tools are developed based on Donna Haraways understanding of situated knowledge’s, Michel Foucault’s discourse analysis, and Anselm Strauss social world/arena theory.
During the course students will have to work with Clarke’s methodology by applying Clarkes mapping approach in relation to their own project design and/or empirical data.
The course is divided into two workshops. This is meant to support the process of the reflections in the Ph.D. projects, and to support the reflections of the mapping exercises.
The course demand active participation at both work shops and includes two written assignments. The Ph.D. students must also prepare maps before the workshops.
WS1: On the first workshop the students are introduced to Adele Clarkes book and to the main theoretical inspirations (Strauss, Foucault and Haraway). The students will have lectures by Ass.Prof. Stine Adrian. The initial mapping is also introduced and worked with in groups on the Ph.D. project design with support from organizers of the course Ass. Prof. Stine Adrian and Ass. Prof. Mette Weinreich Hansen
WS2: The second workshop will be concentrated on the mapping exercises and reflections with support from organizers of the course Ass. Prof. Stine Adrian and Ass. Prof. Mette Weinreich Hansen. A guest researcher will give a lecture on how the use of Situational Analysis was integrated in the Ph.D. students own mapping reflections and research.
Before each workshop the participants will prepare maps and assignment to be discussed in the sessions
More information on the detailed course program for each workshop will be announced later.
Organizers: Mette W. Hansen firstname.lastname@example.org and Stine Willum Adrian email@example.com
Stine Willum Adrian Others will be announced.
Number of seats: 20
Deadline: 1st of November 2017 Important information concerning PhD courses We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
- Teacher: Stine W. Adrian
- Teacher: Mette Weinreich Hansen