Dear Colleagues (and apologies for cross posting)
Bob Simpson, an Anthropologist at Durham University, and Robin Humphrey, a
Sociologist at Newcastle University, have an ESRC (UK Research Council)
Researcher Development Initiative project on helping third year doctoral
students write up qualitative data. In addition to the annual workshops we
run at Durham, we have developed a website, with the help of Rachel
Douglas-Jones, another Durham anthropologist, which we hope will be useful
and stimulating to any social scientist working with qualitative data and
interested in issues relating to the writing up of that data:
Any comments on the website would be greatly appreciated.
One reason for this (re)launch of the website is that we have just developed
a new feature, Writing on Writing (WoW), which contains short pieces
reflecting on the process of writing from a small number of scholars who we
feel have made a significant contribution to the social science literature.
The first piece is by the anthropologist, Marilyn Strathern, and the next
piece will be by William Outhwaite. We have others in the bank from Liz
Stanley, Julian Le Grand, Norman Denzin and Bryan S. Turner, and several
more promised. We are also keen to develop a feature on Postgraduates on
Writing (PoW), and hope that WoW and PoW will become valued resources for
those of us interested in writing up qualitative data.
We would be very grateful if you could alert the social science research
postraduates in your institutions to this website.
With best wishes
Robin Humphrey and Bob Simpson