This workshop will provide an introduction to undertaking oral histories as a research method, exploring its appropriateness for different topics and subjects. We will offer the necessary information and basic tools for undertaking an oral history.

The workshop will include an exploration of different types of interviewing techniques, and the development of effective oral communication skills for research purposes. This will include a presentation by the University’s Media Centre, using actual recording equipment, as well as important information about the University’s Ethics Policies.

Please note that this workshop will NOT include detailed skills for analysing any results (whether quantitative or qualitative).

Upon completion, researchers will be provided with packs that include a detailed bibliography for further referencing of oral histories, leaflets from the University’s Race Relations Centre detailing their own case studies, and leaflets from the Northwest Sound Archive concerning the recording and storage of materials.

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