Yesterday, I spent the day filming two videos for the new SAGE Research Methods Video collection. The videos are a new initiative that aims to provide high quality video for instruction at university level and are produced by Lambent Productions. SAGE commissioned me to film both a video tutorial (i.e. a mini lecture) as well as a case study video, in which I talked about my own research, for them. The latter was based on a paper I previously published in SAGE Research Methods Cases. My videos are as follows (titles tbc):
- Video Tutorial: Introduction to Elite Interviewing
- Video Case Study: Stuying Presidential Activism Using Mixed Methods
My videos are part of the Politics & International Relations collection which will officially be launched in March 2016. Access to the videos itself will be subscription-based, yet the first 30 seconds and the full transcripts will be available non-subscribers as well. Until then, you can download my paper on elite interviewing in CEE here [subsribers] or here [open access version].
Filming the videos in my office at UCL SSEES
In connection with our doctoral workshop on qualitative research interviews my colleague Erin Marie Saltman and I have been nominated for the UCL Provost’s Teaching Award 2012-2013 (Category B – Team Collaboration and Achievement in Teaching). Since 2007, UCL presents these awards to staff who are making outstanding contributions to the learning experience and success of UCL students. Hereby, staff are nominated by the Deans of individual faculties in collaboration with the heads of departments.
We are grateful for the support we have received for our workshop which recently found its continuation in a workshop on mixed methods-approaches in political science, and happy to be nominated for this award.
For more information on past and upcoming methods workshops click here or send me an email.
Conducting Research Interviews: A Student-Led Methods Workshop
12 February 2013, UCL SSEES
On 12 February 2013, my colleague Erin Saltman and I will be holding a workshop on research interviews at UCL SSEES. The workshop is aimed at postgraduate research students who are either in the early stages of their research projects and plan to use research interviews or who are currently using interviews as part of their research.
The workshop will combine a theoretical and practical introduction to conducting qualitative research interviews with lectures from two expert speakers on their own interviewing experience. There will also be a roundtable with the speakers and experienced research students as well as plenty of networking opportunities. The focus of the workshop will be on conducting interviews in the regional context of Central and Eastern Europe and Russia/CIS.
Participation is free of charge and applications from all disciplines are welcome; however, participants need to be students of UCL, the University of London or CEELBAS member institutions. The deadline for applications is 6 January 2013.
For further information and an application form, see: