Friday, 12 May 2017

Dates confirmed for 2017/18 'suite' of CA skills training courses:

1. Turn-Taking: 28-30 Nov 2017

2. Sequence Organisation: 12-14 Dec 2017
3. Repair: 17-19 April 2018
4. Word Selection: 22-24 May 2018
More details to follow soon

Conversation Analysis: An Introduction and Overview 12 June 2017

In the last thirty years, Conversation Analysis has become the preeminent method for the analysis of naturally occurring interaction. Despite its name, CA studies all forms of talk-in-interaction in institutional or work related settings as well as in ordinary conversation. It also studies embodied behaviours such as gaze, gesture, and movement. 

In this course, we introduce the history and principles of CA, sketch some of its main analytic procedures, and show how it offers a indepth view of how we use talk in social interaction, and how these analytic practices inform a radical methodology in sociology.

This course is recommended for people with no prior knowledge of CA who just want to get a basic understanding of its distinctive approach, and those who intend to go on to take the more technical CA skills training programmes offered in the Department.

Course Leaders: The course team will be Robin Wooffitt and Darren Reed
Location: University of York, Research Centre for Social Sciences (RCSS)
Fee: £75 (which includes tea/coffee and materials
Please contact Sarah Shrive-Morrison to reserve your place 

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Traversing Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Social Research

The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, The University of York

25 May 2017, 9:15am – 5:30pm

Keynote speakers: 
Dr Mark Coté, Kings College London
Professor Felicity Callard, Durham University
Dr Des Fitzgerald, Cardiff University

We are pleased to announce our conference for postgraduate students and researchers interested in Interdisciplinary Social Research. There is increasing interest in interdisciplinary research within the Social Sciences due to its ability to create impactful new knowledge and insights. But, what does this mean in practice? 
What kinds of interdisciplinary research are taking place?
How can we use theoretical approaches across disciplines?
What methodologies are employed?

How are methods implemented in or adapted for interdisciplinary research?

What impact can be made?
What are the challenges?
Who sets the research agenda?
Further questions can be sent to:

BSA Postgraduate Forum Event: The Promise and Perils of Researching Sensitive Issues

20 November 2018 (09:00-17:00) Call for papers Research concerning sensitive and emotionally demanding issues is vital but challenging...