The Work of Teacher Education participatory data analysis workshop

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All participants were invited to a data analysis workshop in Oxford on 25th March, 2011. Prior to the workshop, all participants were emailed a transcript of their interview, a statistical summary of their work diaries and a copy of our field notes from observing them. Seven participants attended along with three members of the research team. The purpose of the workshop was to introduce selections of the data gathered to the participants and to work with them to understand the data using the tools of cultural historical activity theory (CHAT) (e.g. Engeström et al 1999). A statistical summary of the job dimensions (work diary) data was presented first, followed by a brief introduction to CHAT and then an analytic discussion of three segments of observation data (field notes and photographs) with the consent of three participants with whom the data had been generated (they were also present). Although not intended to be in the tradition of Developmental Work Research, the research team’s intention was to do more than seek respondent validation of their interpretations but to extend the analysis further by attempting to use the data and the joint analysis to bring participants’ insights into their practice to a more conscious, articulated level.
Period25 Mar 2011
Event typeConference
LocationOxford, United KingdomShow on map