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IQRN Webinar Series: Institutional ethnography as a research strategy

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ATLAS.ti is proud to partner with the International Qualitative Research Network (IQRN) at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, and Inquiry Methodology at the Indiana University School of Education, to offer you the best of qualitative research methods and initiatives from around the world.

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A Canadian-based research strategy called institutional ethnography (IE) has made inroads into qualitative research curricula across countries. Known for its radical approach to knowledge production and its social ontology, IE emerged from its founding scholars’ active participation in women and gay liberation movements. In this webinar, the presenter will explore the possibilities of IE for facilitating institutional change by focusing specifically on its investigation of front-line practices as sites of domination enacted according to organizations’ interests and priorities and resulting in displacement or silencing of the needs of service users. First, the presenter will provide a brief overview of IE. Then, the presenter will identify specific conceptual tools and analytical strategies, such as text-reader conversation, institutional mapping, and ruling relations, that institutional ethnographers use to investigate front-line work and its social and material organization. Lastly, by drawing on examples of institutional and political activist ethnographies, the presenter will demonstrate how one can identify a concrete space for institutional change by avoiding speculative explanations of service agencies malfunctioning yet grounding that change in a detailed understanding of how these agencies operate.

This Webinar will be held on September 26th at 10:00 AM (PT).

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