Workshop at ANU: Interpretivist Methods in the Digital Age

Interpretivist Methods in the Digital Age: Methodology and Epistemology in the Social Sciences - Monday 12 October via Zoom.

We are thrilled to share this event on behalf of gloknos member April Biccum, hosted by the Interpretation, Method, Critique Research Cluster at the Australian National University.

For Zoom details please email April Biccum or Baptiste Brossard.

About this Event:

A workshop in collaboration with the School of Sociology and the School of Politics and International Relations, and the Interpretation, Method, Critique Research Cluster, The Australian National University.

This workshop aims to explore the intersection between interpretivist/critical methods and digital information and communication technologies.

  • Interpretivist Methods in the Digital Age: Intersecting disciplinary boundaries. April R. Biccum, ANU School of Politics and International Relations
  • "Tear Down This Wall": Using Text Analysis Software for an Interpretive Analysis of Large Text Corpora. Falk Ostermann, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Department of Political Science
  • Online Forums as Gift Economies: An Interpretivist Critique of the Notion of Health Information. Baptiste Brossard, ANU School of Sociology
  • Regulating the Expression of Experience: The Rise of Patient Advocacy Organisations in the Field of Digital Peer Support Spaces. Ben Hemmings, ANU School of Sociology
  • Application in the Pacific context. Amanda H A Watson, ANU Department of Pacific Affairs
  • Intersecting Matters: Studying Concurrent events on Social Media. Jenny L. Davis, ANU School of sociology
  • Working at the intersection of critical approaches and computational methods. Robert Ackland, Karl Gwynn, ANU School of Sociology
  • Critical Theory and the Interpretation of Demagogic Psychotechnics. Paul K. Jones, ANU School of Sociology

The Workshop will be followed by a Public Lecture by Professor Christine Hine, 6-7pm via Zoom. Her talk, 'Self-Calibration in a Digital Society' can be accessed online here.

Professor Christine Hine is a sociologist of science and technology who has a particular focus on the role played by new technologies in the knowledge construction process. She has a major interest in the development of ethnography in technical settings and in “virtual methods” (the use of the Internet in social research).