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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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Language, culture and social difference: Using linguistic ethnography to explore collective class identity in cultural texts

Posted on 21 February 2019 by Judith Reynolds

By Beverley Hill, Swansea University My recent research was prompted by an interest in whether cultural texts (such as films, books, art etc) can successfully be used as alternative sources of data for the ethnographic study of language, culture and society. Leading a discussion on this topic at the last LEDS meeting (6th February) gave
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Researching multilingually in linguistic ethnographic research

Posted on 7 December 2018 by Judith Reynolds

By Judith Reynolds, Cardiff University (with thanks to Piotr Wegorowski for his valuable input) I was pleased to facilitate the third session of this year’s LEDS on 5 December, which focused on the topic of researching multilingually in linguistic ethnographic research.  “Researching multilingually” is concerned with how researchers draw on their own, and others’ multilingual resources
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First meeting of LEDS 2016-17

Posted on 29 September 2016 by Frances Rock

Our first meeting will take place on 12th October from 4.30-5.30/6pm in room 3.62 of the John Percival Building. We are delighted to welcome Klara Abdi from the University of British Columbia, Canada, who will lead the session. Klara’s title will be: Researcher/Teacher/Mother/Friend: The dynamic, co-constructed and unstable nature of my researcher positionality across transnational
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LEDS 2016-17

Posted on 18 August 2016 by Frances Rock

Welcome to 2016/17!  We currently have several LEDS sessions in the pipeline. Would you like to get involved in LEDS or offer a talk? If so, please contact one of the LEDS organisers – Piotr Wegorowski ( and Frances Rock ( – everyone welcome.
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Space as a resource in videochat

Posted on 15 June 2016 by singhjn

The most recent LEDS meeting took place on Wednesday 29 June 2016, 4.30-6.00 pm. Dorottya Cserző, a PhD student at CLCR, led this session. She is studying practices and communication in video-mediated interaction. She talked to us about the notion of ‘space’ in her research.
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Celia Roberts visits LEDS at Cardiff University

Posted on 22 April 2016 by singhjn

We were extremely excited to welcome Professor Celia Roberts from King’s College in our group. Celia led a session on her research on job interviews which triggered a fruitful discussion. In particular we discussed what counts as primary and secondary data as well as the social impact such research could have with job seekers from
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Broken light bulb on a wood floor.

LEDS during 2015-2016!

Posted on 15 October 2015 by Piotr Węgorowski

It was with great excitement that we reconvened in the new academic year on the 14th October. Although the group was small, we managed to make up for the size in the quality of discussion. We were also pleased to welcome a new member – Banan, who has recently started her MA in Applied Linguistics
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