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Ethics and vulnerability in linguistic ethnography

Posted on 11 June 2019 by Piotr Węgorowski

by Kate Steel My ongoing PhD research focuses on police-victim interaction during first-response call-outs in England and Wales. I take a qualitative, discourse-analytical approach to examining police body-worn video footage, supported by ethnographic research involving officers and victims who have first-hand experience of such encounters. Clearly, research involving such sensitive personal data entails significant ethical
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Exploring ethics in repatriation research

Posted on 29 April 2019 by Piotr Węgorowski

by Katy Brickley My research explores how linguistic inequality occurs – and is challenged – within Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) repatriation programmes for asylum seekers and irregular migrants. I focus on applicants’ opportunities to make informed decisions about their return.  For those who have not come across AVR before, the programmes are described by IOM (International Organization for Migration), the largest global provider of AVR,
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Announcement

LEDS session 10th April – Data session: Communicating Assisted Voluntary Return programmes to migrants

Posted on 8 April 2019 by Judith Reynolds

Our final LEDS meeting of the spring term will take place this coming Wednesday, 10 April from 4.30-5.30pm (optional discussion until 6pm) in Room 2.47, John Percival Building.  This session is a data session, giving us the opportunity to explore how linguistic ethnographic projects generate different forms of data, and some of the ways in
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Video reflexive ethnography – LEDS in conversation with Rick Iedema

Posted on 29 March 2019 by Judith Reynolds

In the past two weeks, we have held two sessions of LEDS focused on video reflexive ethnography (VRE).  VRE is an approach to research in healthcare improvement pioneered by Professor Rick Iedema, and developed by Rick and his colleagues over the last 15 years.  On 20th March, we discussed Chapter One of Iedema’s recent co-authored publication Video reflexive ethnography
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