IMGAME Fieldwork in Cape Town

Posted on 19 March 2014 by Martin Weinel

Two members of the IMGAME team went to Cape Town at the end of February to repeat an experiment on ‘race’, which had first been done almost exactly one year ago in collaboration with Jeremy Seekings and Rebecca Maughan-Brown at the Centre for Social Science Research at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Last year’s
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Geneva IMGAMEs

Posted on 18 March 2014 by Robert Evans

The IMGAME project was in Switzerland from Monday 10 March to Wednesday 12 March as guests of the University of Geneva’s Confucius Institute. The visit had two main purposes: the first was to build links with colleagues in Geneva and China and the second was to run some Imitation Games that touched on the extremely
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IMGAME Project Report

Posted on 29 January 2014 by Robert Evans

The IMGAME project runs for 5 years from June 2011. We have recently had to supply a mid-term report to the European Research Council that summarises our progress to date. An extended version of this report, which was submitted to the European Research Council in January 2014, is available from the Imitation Game page.
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Granada – Playing IMGAMEs with Groups

Posted on 27 January 2014 by Martin Weinel

The IMGAME team went to Granada, Spain, in early November 2013 to play an Imitation Game on gender. We wanted to find out how well females were able to pretend to be males and males were able to pretend to be females. Given the potential abundance of participants, we also decided to experiment with a
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Imitation Game – Trondheim

Posted on 2 January 2014 by Martin Weinel

The IMGAME team went to Trondheim, Norway in early November to conduct another Imitation Game on religiosity. The main aim was to find out how well non-Christian students were able to pretend to be active and practicing Christians. This experiment was the second of its kind in Trondheim and was designed as a repeat study
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New Imitation Game paper published

Posted on 1 December 2013 by Robert Evans

A new paper describing the use of the Imitation Game to research medical practitioners’ understanding of the patient perspective has just been published. Evans, Robert and Crocker, Helen (2013) The Imitation Game as a Method for Exploring Knowledge(s) of Chronic Illness, Methodological Innovations Online, Vol. 7 (2) [Published online in November 2013] Abstract Medical sociology
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IMGAME Trondheim, Norway – 3 November to 6 November

Posted on 11 November 2013 by Martin Weinel

Three members of the IMGAME team at Cardiff University travelled to Trondheim to conduct an Imitation Game (IG) on religious beliefs at the NTNU campus at Gløshaugen. The aim of the Trondheim-based project is to find out how much Norwegian students who describe themselves as ‘non-Christians’ know about the experiences of Norwegian students who describe
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