Together with some colleagues from Alberta, we explored the main modes through which qualitative data is presented in organization and management journals in an attempt to stress the importance of avoiding a one-size-fits-all approach and embrace creativity in the way we organize and showcase our data. The paper has been recently published as part of a Research in the Sociology of Organization on "The Production of Managerial Knowledge and Organization Theory: New Approaches to Writing, Producing, and Consuming Theory." Check it out!
The Ethnography Atelier Podcast is an initiative by Ruthanne Huising and I with the support of emlyon business school. Our goal is discussing research methods with accomplished qualitative researchers. We talk to guests about their experiences of conducting research in and around organizations, the challenges they faced and the understandings they gained. The podcast is part of the ethnography atelier work to promotes ethnographic and other qualitative research.
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I was delighted to be invited by Maria do Mar and the Center for the Study of Women and Gender at Warwick University to share some reflections about methodological and gender aspects of my PhD research. On the 6th of July 2018, I spoke about my experience in conducting ethnography and, specifically, the relational work which characterises this approach. I shared some stories about how I got access to the organization I studied and tried to establish rapport with informants with a special focus on how gift-giving practices underpinning these processes. Using this case, I discussed some links with current debates in (feminist) ethnography about reciprocity, ethics, and related dynamics.
Together with Davide Nicolini, I talked about some ideas on "How to Present Ethnographic Data." We explored the common templates ethnographers use to structure their empirical materials into (theorized) narratives as well as some rhetorical devices to craft persuasive texts. The presentation was part of an ESRC Conference for PhDs at Warwick University about qualitative methods in which researchers from various areas reflected on the challenges of this approach in the social sciences.