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Diary Methodology

Wed 11 Oct, Wed 18 Oct, Fri 20 Oct 2023

Description

This SSRMP module introduces solicited diaries as a qualitative data collection method. Diary methodology is a flexible and versatile tool which has been used across a variety of disciplines (e.g. public health, nursing, psychology, media studies, education, sociology).

Solicited diaries are particularly powerful in combination with qualitative interviews, enabling the remote collection of rich data on intimate or unobservable topic areas over a longer period of time. This multi-method approach, also known as the ‘diary-interview method’ (DIM), has been originally developed as an alternative to participant observation (see: Zimmerman, D. H., & Wieder, D. L. (1977). The Diary: Diary-Interview Method. Urban Life, 5(4), 479–498.), which makes it an especially attractive qualitative data collection method in Covid-19 times.

In addition to the engagement with pre-recorded videos on Moodle (covering diary methodology basics), you will get hands-on experience with designing your own qualitative diary (4 hours live workshop) and trying out the role of a researcher as well as research participant (teaming up with a module colleague and filling out each other’s diaries). We will reflect on these experiences and answer remaining questions in a final 1-hour live session.

The module is suitable for anybody interested in learning more about the method and/or using solicited qualitative diaries in their own research projects.

Target audience
  • Postgraduate students and staff
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here
Sessions

Number of sessions: 3

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 11 Oct 2023   14:00 - 18:00 14:00 - 18:00 SSRMP pre-recorded lecture(s) on Moodle   Elisabeth Sandler
2 Wed 18 Oct 2023   13:00 - 17:00 13:00 - 17:00 Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site map Elisabeth Sandler
3 Fri 20 Oct 2023   13:00 - 14:00 13:00 - 14:00 Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site map Elisabeth Sandler
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This module is not assessed.

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Qualitative Methods

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