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Data-interpretation and producing a multi-layered text in your thesis

PROFRES Interactive workshop 12 March at 08.30 - 11.30

Led by: Professor Linda Lundgaard Andersen, Roskilde University

Room: Dataverkstedet, 2. etg Kjølv Egelands hus

 

In this workshop we will focus on two themes that are interlinked. We will explore the methodic and methodological background for how to produce multi-layered analyses and texts. And we will do a hands-on workshop on how to produce a multi-layered text for your thesis – either this is part of a chapter-based thesis or a monography. A multi-layered text is a representation of your data in which you give access to a number of ‘voices’ from your research field in order to provide a more inclusive analysis and text. Often research texts represent a monolithic text – that is one voice dominating. But it is possible to develop a polyphone text – that is including several voices from your research field and your data. In the workshop we will have a presentation on this text production and its methods and methodology. And secondly we will work by short writing session to experiment on multi-layered texts by interpretations and by writing.

Participants should bring a text fragment from their data – 1 page in which several voices/actors from your research is present. The language will in either English or Scandinavian – you choose! We might have Chris to join our workshop. You choose the language to do the writing exercises.

Text fragment should be sent to camilla.line@uis.no or profres@uis.no by March 1st. 

Recommended readings:

  • Glesne, C. (2006). Becoming Qualitative Researchers: An Introduction, 3rd Edition. Pearson Education. Kap. 9.
  • Andersen, L. (1996). A Voice of Your Own – An Educational Ethnography about Human Service in Denmark. In: Olesen, H. S. R. ., & Rasmussen, P. (1996). Theoretical Issues in Adult Education: Danish Research and Experiences. Kbh.: Roskilde Universitetsforlag, pp 264-283.
  • Lather, P. (1997). Drawing the line at angels: Working the ruins of feminist ethnography, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 10:3, 285-304, DOI: 10.1080/095183997237124
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