PhD students at Department of work life and innovation is attending the PhD courses

PhD students at Department of work life and innovation, at University of Agder is attending the PhD courses EX-604 PHILOSOPHIES OF SOCIAL SCIENCES and ORG-602 KNOWLEDGE ORGANISATIONS, MANAGEMENT AND KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT, at Metochi Study Centre, Lesbos, Greece.  June 12 – 17, 2016.

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Charles Berthold, Lecturer at Kingston University London is teaching about Gilles Deleuze and post-structuralism. Other lectures at the courses are: Associate professor Jon P. Knudsen, University of Agder, professor Olav Eikeland, Oslo and Akershus University College, professor Has Grelland, University of Agder, and associate professor James Karlsen, University of Agder. Course director is professor Hans Chr Garmann Johnsen, University of Agder.

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The PhD Course: METHODS IN PARTICIPATORY AND INTERACTIVE RESEARCH

The PhD Course: METHODS IN PARTICIPATORY AND INTERACTIVE RESEARCH 23th -27th May 2016 is a cooperation between University of Agder and Deusto University, in Donostia-San Sebastian, Basque Country.

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Miren Larea lecturing at the PhD COURSE: METHODS IN PARTICIPATORY AND INTERACTIVE RESEARCH 23th -27th May 2016

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On May 25th, students visited to the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa and got a presentation of the long term action research project on territorital develooment run by Orcastra.

The participants in this year’s course have generated data and are now facing the challenge of making sense of the data and communicating back to the scientific community. It might sound like a technical process, but it is not. It is probably the most challenging phase of a research project because it is about constructing a text that will be critically examined by actors in the scientific community. A text where you have to use your data that connects to research questions and theory. A text that demonstrates credibility. A text that adds new knowledge to the scientific community. Writing is a matter of practicing knowledge; of demonstrating knowledge in action. We have therefore decided to focus on this challenging phase in this year’s course. We discuss how to generate theory from data (grounded approach), first, second and third person action research, thick description and the validity issue.