Inaugural Lectures: How do we know?
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Three CRESC members recently participated in a unique event - a joint inaugural lecture!
Professors Marie Gillespie, Elzabeth Sliva and Kath Woodward, all in Sociology at the Open University, talked together about how we know in social research. They argued that to know also involves unknowing - making the familiar strange, and the strange familiar. They offered a robust defence of experimental and mixed methods,and traced their often unorthodox methodological journeys from the 1980s onwards.
They argued that creative collaborations lie at the heart of publicly engaged social research, and that methods are not only essential to how we know the social but are also crucial both in securing greater levels of trust, transparency and authority in public life and to sociological research that makes a difference beyond the academy.
For more details - and to see a podcast of Marie Gillespie, Elizabeth Silva and Kath Woodward - please visit this page (you'll find Quicktime links to the podcast towards the bottom of the page).