Methods workshops will be offer an opportunity for delegates to discuss specialist methods and particular empirical materials, moderated by an experienced researcher. These workshops will cover qualitative and quantitative methods and materials from audio-recordings to digitized archival materials. Some examples are given here:
Conversation analysis as a tool for investigating and developing medical practice
Convenors: Clara Iversen and Marie Sepulchre
This workshop gives a hands-on introduction to what conversation analysis can contribute to medical sociology. The benefits and limitations of the approach are made visible in a collaborative session where we use recordings of real-life interactions from health settings. The workshop will show a) how to build an analysis from the bottom up; b) how findings can be impact medical practice.
Through time and space: Using register data for multigenerational and international comparative studies
Convenors: Olof Östergren and Ylva Brännström-Almquist
The high quality and coverage of register data make them an invaluable resource for researchers interested social inequalities in health, especially in the Nordic countries. We present and discuss both conceptual and practical issues surrounding the use of register data within the field of medical sociology, focusing on multigenerational studies and international comparative work.
Digital Humanities Workshop
Convenors: Anna Foka and Matts Lindström
This workshop offers a glimpse through the scholarly lens of digital humanities whereby digital tools and methods are used for humanistic research. A visit to the digital humanities workshop demonstrates the research potential of digitization of artefacts and archives, text mining, semantic annotation and analysis, and GIS. The digital humanities workshop is administered by the Archives, Libraries and Museums department in collaboration with the library of Uppsala University.
The workshop is restricted to 15 delegates.