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The Ethnography Circle

November 2018—May 2019

“I’ve collected my data…Now What?” Moving from Data Collection to Writing Ethnography

The Circle is a series of informal, multidisciplinary discussions which alternate presentations by leading ethnographers with group sessions where participants reflect on ethnographic research practices. Participation is open to Warwick students/faculty from all departments and is extended to students from other DTCs. This is the fifth edition of the event which is organized by the IKON research group, PPI group at Warwick Business School and organized with the support of the ESRC DTC Warwick.

In this year’s edition, we address the process after data collection: Ethnography, like other qualitative research methods, involves a complex iterative process of working with data, literature, analysis, and writing to move from raw data to written ethnography. As researchers, this is one of the most critical aspects of the research process, yet, one that leaves even the more experienced of us daunted.

Hence, taking a broader focus than some of the previous circle sessions, the five sessions this year will cover a range of topics from coding and data analysis to writing persuasive texts to how to structure arguments in ethnography. As always we will draw on the experience of the participants and the expert speakers to seek answers to the question, “I’ve Collected My Data… Now What?”

Meetings of the 2018-9 series:

28th November: Seminar with Emily Henderson (Warwick University)
13th December: Knowledge sharing session on Text Work
15th January: Seminar with Paula Jarzabkowski (City University, London)
12th February: Workshop on Coding for Discovery with Katharina Dittrich (Warwick University)
12th March: Narrative Strategies of Writing Ethnography Or Representing Your Data
21st May: Seminar with Michel Anteby (Boston University)


All events are held at the Wolfson Research Exchange, the timing of the event is between 3-4:30 pm except the 28th November session is from 2-3:30 pm and the 12th February session is from 3-5 pm. Coffee provided. BYOC (bring your own cakes).

Location details can be found here.

Who can participate?

Admission is free but space is limited.

For organizational reasons please reserve your place in advance by RVSP: ethnography at wbs dot ac dot uk

Previous edition:
November 2017—April 2018
Writing Ethnography


Organised by Ila Bharatan and Davide Nicolini with the support of:

UoW ESRC Doctoral Training Centre



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A copy of the flyer for the series can be found here