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MODE Training Day: An introduction to multimodal methods for researching digital data Print
London Knowledge Lab, Emerald Street.
Professor Carey Jewitt/Dr Jeff Bezemer

Date and Time:
Thursday, 16 February 2012, 10:00 - 17:30

Digital data can provide a rich but also challenging empirical basis for social science research. Multimodality offers theoretical and methodological frameworks for analyzing these data. Focusing on the social interaction captured and/or shaped by digital technologies multimodality attends to all forms of representation and communication, including language, body posture, gaze, and moving image.

This one day introductory course, organised as part of the NCRM MODE node, will provide participants with:

- explications of multimodal frameworks & procedures;

- an introduction to the use of key terms and concepts;

- direct experience of analyzing digital data ;

- critical discussions of limits & possibilities of multimodal approaches.

It will draw on digital multimodal research from a range of contexts including health and education. It will explore these topics through a mixture of presentations, interactive data workshops, discussion and a panel Q & A session.

Outline of programme:

10.00: Introduction

10.15: Data workshop 1:† Digital Video research (Professor Carey† Jewitt)

Data workshop 2: Embodiment /Tangible and haptic technologies(Dr Sara†††† Price)

3.00: ††† Coffee and tea

3.30: †† Choice from two parallel data sessions

Data workshop 3: Analyzing digital resources/online environments (Dr Jeff Bezemer)

Data workshop 4: Movement and space in digital environments (Profesor†† Andrew Burn)

5.00: ††† Panel Q and A discussion

5.30: †† Close


To register for this training session (cost: £40/PhD students: £20), please visit our† online registration page

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