This workshop aims to introduce and explain what can be described as new materialist approaches to research. It aims to offer first an introduction to new materialist ontology, and second an explanation of how this might be translated into a research methodology in the social sciences.
The workshop will be organised in three parts:
– Part 1 introduces the theoretical perspective and ontology (20 mins, then 10 mins for Q&A).
– Part 2 explains how this translates into a methodology for social science research (30 mins, then 20 mins for Q&A, followed by a 10 minute break).
– Part 3 offers structured activities in a workshop format to apply the ideas covered in Part 2 to specific social science research topics (90 mins, including plenary feedback).
Participants may leave after Part 1 or 2, or stay to apply the approach in Part 3, in which they will work in pairs or small groups.
Delivered by Prof. Pam Alldred, Nottingham Trent University and Prof. Nick Fox University of Sheffield