Florentina is a doctor in sociology and an associate professor in the Social Sciences and Communication Department at the ‘Transilvania’ University of Brasov, Romania; she has been teaching since 2000. Her research and teaching focus on qualitative methods, identity and visual sociology. In her writings and speeches, she pleads for more methodological creativity and freedom; she likes to promote artistic forms of presentation of sociological research results (such as visual essay or storytelling); and she is very interested in innovative research techniques.
Florentina has published numerous methodological books and articles on qualitative approaches (such as ethnography or grounded theory) and on qualitative methods and techniques for data collection and analysis (such as unstructured interview, narrative interview, visual elicitation or photovoice). Her newest book (the first one ever published in Romania about visual research) is ‘Visual data in social research’ (Cluj University Press, 2016) and her newest publication is the first methodological article ever written on analogy technique – “‘If You Were an Animal, a Plant, a Meal, a Car… What Would You Be?’. The Use of Analogy in the Study of Identity Traits”, published in ‘Czech Sociological Review’, 2019.
|Qualitative data in social research|
|The workshop offers a 3-hour lecture on the use of textual and visual data in research. It will cover, among other things, special data collection techniques like collaborative, creative or digital techniques, coding procedures, visual grounded theory and some basic features of NVivo. The workshop proposes then an hour of debate on specific issues such as the use of documents in research or the theoretical sampling; there will also be presented some real problematic research situations in which the participants are called to offer solutions. Finally, the last hour is dedicated to the participants’ questions; their own research projects can be discussed.|
|MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NO. OF REGISTRANTS:|
|Min 10 and max 50.|