Teaching & Learning


Online research methods and fieldwork 19 Nov

19 November 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm


Learn tips to create opportunities for connected fieldwork research, in this workshop led by UCL Arena Centre.

Event Information

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UCL Arena Centre


This event will take place online.
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Thursday 19 November 13:00 - 14:00 

The session is co-led by  Anne preston and Karen Matthewman for UCL Arena together with Digital Education colleagues Abbi Shaw and Heather Sedar. 

COVID-19 means that student researchers who conduct face-to-face fieldwork (interviews, focus groups, participant observation, ethnographies etc) are now faced with the challenge of learning new methods, so that they can continue or start their research, or turning fieldwork that was initially planned as using face-to-face methods into something else.

At the same time, those of us who teach research methods and skills courses are also faced with moving what is often a challenging teaching area online and ourselves faced with potentially upskilling in new remote fieldwork methods.  
This short session will provide a discursive and problem-driven space to identify ideas for remote fieldwork in different guises - It provides practical tips, and signposts to resources, on how to develop remote approaches to fieldwork, including:

  • Alternative data collection and analysis
  • Research methods from other disciplines 
  • Digital collaboration 
  • Project ethics 

We will also take a practical approach to identifying key tools for teaching research methods online, including remote fieldwork methods.

UCL Connected Learning Live Events

This is part of a series of short live sessions to complement the UCL Connected Learning Essentials Staff Development Course. 

View all events in series. 

Who should attend

You should attend if you are a member of UCL staff who incorporates fieldwork in your teaching.