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5.3.3: Digital Ethnography and the Digital Divide - Workshop
Friday, 04/June/2021:
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Technical chair: Adrian Murray
Location: Room 3

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5.3.3: Digital Ethnography and the Digital Divide - Workshop

Chairs: Shama Dossa, Laila Rajani

Habib University, Pakistan

In the age of lockdowns and physical distancing it is becoming harder to conduct research in the context of International Development. Limited access to participants and the safety of researchers are key considerations in exploring field based methodologies. Given the context of the Pandemic the field as we know it has changed. This workshop will focus on the possibilities and challenges of researching the pandemic drawing on a digital ethnography approach. Issues of ethics, recruitment, technological access, data making and analysis will be explored. The workshop will highlight some of the learning from a longitudinal study in Pakistan - Families and Communities in the Time of COVID (FACT) which is Part of a larger ten country study led by University College London. Participants will be encouraged to bring a research question they wish to work with to discuss options and ideas and brain storm methodological solutions.

Workshop Objectives

1) Participants will learn about the approach and its application in the contexts of a digital divide

2) Participants will be facilitated to apply the approach to a research question they have in mind to see if elements of the approach can be used

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