When publishing or presenting our research we need to establish a good link between our local project and the bigger picture. The idea of the workshop is to experience how it feels to make sense of data from these two different points of view: one up close and the other as an overview. For the close look participants will be given analysed data from a science museum study and asked to discover if all of the data’s potential has been realised. As students work through strategies for getting the most out of this example, they reflect on applications to their own work.
Then the workshop will take a meta-view of this museum study and map it using a theoretical model. With this example in hand, participants will map their own PhD research. This mapping activity should help establish a link in PhD research projects between theoretical backgrounds, literature review, empirical data, research questions and methods of analysis. This overview can then help participants decide on appropriate methods for data analysis, how to use data to underpin assumptions and interpretations, and to decide what results are important to present.
Speaker: Dr Bob Evans, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Prof. Alexander Kauertz, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
First iteration: Tuesday 14:00-16:00 CET
Second iteration: Thursday 14:00-16:00 CET
Registered VDN students will receive a link to join the workshop directly from the workshop leader prior to the event.