Monday, October 17, 3:30 PM
Admin Room C
SPEAKER: DR. LISA GATES, CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION
Making Meaning that Matters:
The Ethical, Reflexive, Contextual, and Practical Heart of Ethnographic Research
All of academe, indeed all knowledge claims, beg the questions “how do we come to know?” and “what is it possible to know?” and “what are the different ways that we can know?” and “if we can know, how can we best represent truth?” Dr. Lisa Gates will deal with these and other questions about knowledge construction and how meaning is enacted and represented through ethnographic research and narrative knowledge. Join Dr. Gates in the upcoming Honors Forum as she highlights key points of the methodological debate in the social sciences, invokes examples of ethnographic research, reveals some of ethnography’s practical applications, and considers some of the ethical quagmires within qualitative research.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND THE HONORS FORUM