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[ecrea] Call for Participants for Three-day PhD Course: Dialogic Communication, Participation and Collaboration in Research
Thu Jan 05 15:49:34 GMT 2017
*_Call for Participants for Three-day PhD Course: Dialogic
Communication, Participation and Collaboration in Research _*
*Monday, 24 April – Wednesday 26 April 2017 (9.30 am – 4 pm each day) *
*_Organisers_**: Centre for Dialogic Communication (research group),
Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University, Roskilde,
*_Location_**: Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde
University, Roskilde, Denmark*
*About the Course *
In collaborative research, social actors in the field under study are
invited to participate in the
co-production of knowledge across the multiple knowledge forms that are
brought into play.A
central assumption is that new knowledge can be generated through
participation in dialogue
across differences, including differences of organizational position,
position, theoretical perspective, gender and ethnicity. But what do
and “co-production/co-creation” mean concretely in collaborative PhD
projects? How are they
played out in specific organizational and sociopolitical settings which
shape and are shaped by
research practices? This course takes its starting point in the
assumption that collaborative
research is fraught with tensions which arise in dialogue between
different participants and across
different forms of knowledge and hierarchies of power. On the course, we
will go into depth with
critical, reflexive ways of understanding and tackling the tensions in
production. We will work hands-on with the interplay between
theory, methodology, methods, empirical material and practice.
The course is designed for PhD students who are engaged in collaborative
understand collaborative research as a heterogeneous field embracing
different kinds of
Action Research and other approaches in which research is construed as
creation” where actors outside the research institution are invited to
participate as co-producers
of knowledge/co-researchers. The course is open for PhD students in
different fields and
empirical topic areas within and across the social sciences and humanities.
Relevant topics for PhD research include but are not restricted to
* Dialogic, participatory approaches to communication and
collaboration in health care and social work,
* Co-creation in participatory media,
* Co-design in digital communication,
* ”Bottom up” organisational change,
* Citizen involvement in public administration and urban planning,
* Public engagement with science and the environment.
Based on principles of dialogue, we will strive to create a space for
mutual learning across the
different fields and topics.
Associate Professor Lisbeth Frølunde
Associate Professor Birgitte Ravn Olesen
Associate Professor Christina Hee Pedersen
Professor Louise Phillips (PhD course coordinator)
All the course teachers research and teach in communication studies in
the Department of
Communication and Arts, Roskilde University and are members of the
Dialogic Communication (departmental research group).
*Course aims **__*
The main aim of the course is to support participants’ PhD projects by
working with approaches to
dialogic communication, participation and collaboration in relation to
tensions in collaborative
research. We will focus on the interplay between theoretical lens,
analysis and practice. The course is intended to provide participants
with insights into the
tensions in collaborative research and with methods for tackling
complexity both with respect to
their own research practices and with respect to other practices that
represent objects of
The course is designed to help to answer complex questions such as the
* How can we practise, analyse, and understand collaborative research
in ways that take account of the complexity of relations among the
collaborating actors and among the different knowledge forms?
* How can we analyse and understand communication processes among the
collaborating actors in terms of different theories of dialogic
communication as processes where different knowledge forms meet, are
negotiated and may collide?
* How can we use these analyses in order to tackle the tension between
opening up for a plurality of different voices /and/ managing the
research process in order to create a product (or set of products)
that can satisfy all the relevant parties (including the board of
Ph.D. examiners that demand scientifically valid knowledge- claims
and practitioners who seek input that they can use)?
* What can we do to tackle tensions in our research practice
critically and reflexively without derailing or scuppering the project?
* How can we critically and reflexively work with issues of democracy,
power and control in the practice and analysis of collaborative
knowledge production? How do we conceptualise power? And how is this
understanding of power performative in different stages of the
research process and with which consequences for the relations we
establish and the results we arrive at?
* How can we contribute to the development of theories, concepts and
methods that can further and improve practices of dialogic
communication, participation and collaboration?
*Course format *
*T*he course will be organised along interactive, dialogic lines in a
series of workshops.
Morning workshops will be thematically organised in order to address the
questions listed above.
They will be based on a combination of presentations by course teachers
and hands-on group
work. Afternoon workshops will consist of course participants’
presentations and feedback based
on the 10-page papers submitted by course participants prior to the
course. Afternoon workshops
will be divided into groups of 6 participants. It is expected that every
group member has read all
papers in their group prior to the course. In addition, there will be
two designated feedback givers
(1 PhD student & 1 teacher) who will give detailed feedback. A detailed
programme for each day
will be sent out in March.
The aim of this format is to create a dynamic interplay between the
methodological, empirical and practice-oriented perspectives brought
into play on the course and
in PhD research practices.
*Course registration __*
To register for the course, please send a mail to Karen Kleis
((kleis /at/ ruc.dk) <mailto:(kleis /at/ ruc.dk)>), doctoral school administrator,
Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University. The deadline
for registration is *10 March 2017*.
To participate in the course, you have to submit a 10-page paper by
Monday, 3 April 2017 with the following content:
a) an outline of the research design of the PhD project
b) a description of the ongoing research practices including methods of
data production and analysis
c) a description of challenges, dilemmas and problems that you would
like input in order to tackle.
If you have already produced some data, you are welcome to include some
of it (1-5 pages, in addition to the 10-page paper) so that it may form
an object of analysis in morning workshops. In addition, all
participants should read a collection of course readings prior to the
course. The course readings will be distributed in February 2017.
The course will be cancelled by 12 March if there are fewer than 12
You are also welcome to contact Louise Phillips ((louisep /at/ ruc.dk)
<mailto:(louisep /at/ ruc.dk)>) if you would like more information about the
ECTS points: 4 ECTS
2400 Danish Kroner (includes lunch and refreshments). The course is free
of charge for PhD students from Roskilde University and PhDs enrolled in
Danish programmes within the Humanities.
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