BNIM: The lived experience of trying BNIM: Questions Arising
|4 December 2014
|11:30 - 16:00
|What is it:
|Who is it for:
|University staff, Current University students
This Second Workshop presupposes that you have attended the First BNIM Workshop and/or have read some BNIM material and/or (especially) have made at least an informal attempt at doing a trial BNIM interview and even perhaps even some start at interpreting the material from such an interview. From this you should have some overall view of BNIM interviewing and interpretation (as laid out in the First BNIM Workshop; in the BNIM Short Guide/Detailed Manuals; or in chapters 6 and 12 of my 2001 textbook on Qualitative Research Interviewing).
Assuming this, it is designed for those who have “Questions Arising” from their own lived experience of trying to do (or thinking about trying to do) BNIM interviews and also perhaps also trying to come to grips with BNIM interpretive practice.
These ”Questions Arising from having already tried to do something BNIM-ish” are likely to range from the very practical to the theoretical/epistemological. Since they will be questions arising in different people’s heads as they have tried differently to explore the use and the practice of BNIM, this Second Workshop depends pretty largely on the issues brought by those who choose to attend it and on their responses to the different type of answers given in the Workshop to those questions.
The collective question we shall ask ourselves will be something like the following:
Given our interest in clarifying the potentials and the difficulties that emerge when we have tried to do BNIM, what are our own lived experiences of such trying and what are the questions that arise for us? In particular, what are the ways that other people have found to handle – well, or not so well – the issues involved for them in doing BNIM?
The structure of the 4-hour Second Workshop depends on the issues that people bring to it, and therefore can only be sketched very tentatively in advance. What might be expected? For example:
you are trying to assimilate, think, and work with the BNIM approach, fairly generally. What is different about it?
your experiences in experimenting with a BNIM-type interview
your experiences in experimenting with different modes of interpretation of BNIM-interview data
your experiences in using (or thinking about how to use) BNIM case material for your own particular research project
Some of these may not occur at all; there may be other issues of a rather different sort.
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