Discourse after the Digital
When: July 17, 2018, 10am-4pm
Where: Ann Harding Conference Centre, University of Canberra
The Digital News+ Lab of the News and Media Research Centre will be hosting a workshop July 17 on qualitative research methods (discourse analysis, thematic coding, etc) in a ‘big data’ world.
In Richard Rogers’s chapter ‘Digital Methods for Cross-platform Analysis’ published in The SAGE Handbook of Social Media (2018) he outlines a step-by-step guide for how to carry out cross-platform research using digital methods. Rogers also presents a history of the field in terms of conceptions of digital research objects and the relevant methods used to research them. In a previous work, Rogers (2009) characterises what he calls ‘virtual methods’ as those that import ‘standard methods’ from the social sciences and the humanities; the title of this piece “The End of Virtual – Digital Methods” makes his position clear.
There has been a recent turn back towards qualitative communications and media research methods. The Discourse After the Digital workshop brings together key scholars who have tackled with the problem of how to do qualitative research with complex research objects involving discourse that circulates beyond digital platforms.
|10:00 - 10:15||Welcome||Overview of the day|
|10:15 - 11:00||Outline for three year-long pilot project structures for students and staff|
A/Prof Glen Fuller
|11:00 - 11:30||Discussion|
|11:30 - 12:15||BeyondBlue research project http://apo.org.au/node/97236|
Dr Anthony McCosker
|12:15 - 12:45||Discussion|
|12:45 - 13:45||Lunch||(please advise firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any dietary requirements)|
|13:45 - 14:30||
“Methods for studying personalised campaigns”|
Drawing on several recent studies combining computational and qualitative methods
Professor Eli Skogerbø
|14:30 - 15:00||Discussion|
|15:00 - 15:30||Bluelight Forums, discourse analysis of 77000 posts|
|15:30 - 16:00||Discussion|