RESILIENT’s PhD students will be attending a seminar on Situatedness at Oslo Met University on 2nd September during their visit to Norway.
About the Seminar
Many researchers, especially in professional disciplines, have a professional or personal experience from their field of study. This poses a number of challenges for the researcher. How should one relate to one’s own experiences from the field one is researching? How can one make use of these experiences in research and at the same time avoid biases? The seminar will help the resilient students reflect on how they situate themselves in their respective projects. These are some of the topics covered in this seminar for PhD-students where we have invited Cecilie Basberg Neumann to give an introduction about situatedness in research.
About Professor Cecilie Neumann
Cecilie Basberg Neumann is a professor at the Department of Social Sciences at Oslomet, where she researches topics related to health, work and social inequality. Together with Iver B. Neumann she has written the books Forskeren i forskningsprosessen. En metodebok om situering https://www.cappelendamm.no/_forskeren-i-forskningsprosessen-cecilie-basberg-neumann-iver-b-neumann-9788202366407 and Power, Culture and situated research methodology. Autobiography, Field, Text https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-59217-6
3 Replies to “Seminar about Situatedness for the RESILIENT PhD-students”
Change is constant in social science research. What used to make sense only ten years ago may not necessarily be the same now. I have never heard of the aspect of situatedness in research until I got the opportunity to meet Cecilie Neumann. Bringing informative discussions regarding situatedness in research has made me think of research in a whole new view. My background, social context and everything that “makes me me”, directly affects my choice of topic, developing the topic, data processing and analysis.
It was a very important seminar for me, I had learnt a lot on how to situate myself in the project and reflect my position as a researcher. It made me reflect on my research topic and think of anticipated challenges that I may encounter and how to manage them.
The seminar was very informative and interesting, I have learned a lot on situatedness and how at different point of the project it might influence decisions unknowingly. I have reflected on different aspect of my project in terms of the engagement to community am looking forward to work with, culture, and age gap and how my personal experiences my at fit in throughout the project. I wish to all researchers to find time to read the book by Cecilie.