PhD Course: Cultural and feminist methodologies in education and social sciences

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Date(s) - 28/11/2016 - 29/11/2016
All Day

HIMA yoga centre


Cultural and feminist methodologies in education and social sciences: A special focus on data, 5 op

This course provides PhD-students with theoretical and methodological insights into cultural and feminist approaches in education and social sciences. The special focus will be on data and criticism on the politics of ‘evidence’.

Part I: Keynote Lecture by Prof. Eva Bendix Petersen (Roskilde University): “Data found us”: a multi-voiced critique of some new materialist empirical research tropes
Time: Mon 28 Nov 2016, 9.30–11
Venue: Lecture hall 107, Athena, Siltavuorenpenger 3A, University of Helsinki

Part II: Participatory Workshop: Re-thinking data
Time: Mon 28 Nov 2016, 12–16
Venue: HIMA yoga centre

The participants are invited to re-think their own approaches to data and how they are using different analysis methods. Pre-assigned methodology papers (10-12 pages in Finnish or English, preferably related to the ongoing dissertation projects) will work as the basis for the workshop session. Deadline for sending the pre-assigned papers is Mon 21 Nov. During the workshop participants will be commenting on the methodology papers of other students, and discussing one’s own project with the teachers and the co-students. The facilitators during the workshop will be Prof. Eva Bendix Petersen (Roskilde University), Associate Prof. Kristiina Brunila (University of Helsinki), Docent Ulpukka Isopahkala-Bouret (University of Helsinki), Docent Sirpa Lappalainen (University of Helsinki), and researcher Maija Lanas (University of Oulu).

Part III: Closing Presentations and Discussion: Interrogating qualitative methodology in education and social sciences
Time: Tue 29 Nov 2016, 9.30–11.30
Venue: Room K115, Minerva, Siltavuorenpenger 5A, University of Helsinki

The closing discussion will summarise the discoveries of the participatory workshop. Participants of the course are expected to take actively part in the closing discussion.

Keynote lecture is open for everyone; workshop is limited to max. 15 participants. The course is for PhD students from SEDUCE and SKY doctoral programmes, who are applying cultural and feminist approaches (e.g. discursive, ethnographic and narrative methods) and who are interested in interrogating their ‘data’ during the workshop. If there is enough room, also participants from other HYMY doctoral programmes are welcome.

More information and enrolment (by Thu 10 Nov) in WebOodi.

The course is arranged by University of the Helsinki Doctoral Programmes SEDUCE and SKY and AGORA for the Study of Social Justice & Equality in Education research centre.