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Qualitative Methods in Social Research – The Interview

Facilitator: Dr. Silja Klepp
Date: 17th April, 2015
Time: 8.00am – 4.30pm
Registration Deadline: 27th March, 2015

The Workshop is directed to students with or without previous knowledge who want to generate or enrich their research material by conducting and analysing interviews. After an introduction to the benefits and possibilities of qualitative social research methods, the workshop will concentrate on the conduction and analysis of interviews. Different types of interview-techniques will be presented, followed by a lively exchange of knowledge about access to the field, interview-settings, and other principles of successful research. Exercises, like interviewing each other according to different techniques, will be realized. Research experiences and current projects of participants will be integrated.

The social anthropologist Dr. Silja Klepp is currently holding a Postdoc position as Principal Investigator at the Research Centre for Sustainability Studies, University of Bremen, Germany and will conduct the workshop.

Her field research experience includes countries such as Kiribati, Vanuatu, New Zealand, Italy, Libya, Malta, and Zambia. In her current research project “Climate change and mobility – new rights and resources for environmental migrants in the Pacific region” she integrates postcolonial perspectives and critical theories in the study of climate change adaptation. In 2012 she won the Christiane Rajewsky Award of the German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies for her PhD on refugees and border control in the Mediterranean Sea. Silja Klepp is member of the German Young Academy of Scientists (Die Junge Akademie). Her main fields of research are: cultural and social effects of climate change; political ecology; legal anthropology; migration and refugees.

Registration closed.