Brown Bag: From Focus Groups to Field Experiments: A Decade of Data Collection in Malawi

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series

Studying the relationship between identity and politics in Malawi forces researchers to rely on a plethora of data collection methodologies, including oral histories, elite interviews, focus group discussions, large-scale citizen surveys, survey experiments, lab-in-the-field experiments, and field experiments. Amanda Robinson will highlight the challenges and opportunities that each of these methodologies has presented in her work, and she will offer suggestions for other field researchers who plan to employ them.


Wednesday, September 13, 12-1 pm

Enarson Classroom Building Room 160 on The Ohio State University campus

The event is free and open to the public. Participants are welcome to bring lunch and eat during the conversation.

Register here.


About the speaker

Amanda Robinson is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science. She received her Ph.D. at Stanford University and currently teaches at The Ohio State University. Her research focuses on cultural changes in African populations both in Sub-Saharan Africa and the US.

Streaming

If you can’t make it to the session, the talk will be live streamed here.

About the Series

The Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series is a collaboration between the Center for African Studies, the Global One Health initiative, and the Global Water Institute. Sessions are held Wednesdays from 12-1 in Enarson 160.

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Photo: Amanda Robinson