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Ageat work seminar 21 Sep 2012


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Ageat work seminar 21 Sep 2012

  1. 1. Age at Work Seminar Friday 21st September 2012 at Katrina Pritchard Birkbeck, University of London and Rebecca Whiting Outline agenda: Dept of Organizational Psychology11.00 – 13.00: Age at work: voices andconversations from our data This project aims to map the language of13.00 – 14.00: Lunch age at work. Adopting a discursive14.00 – 16.00: E-research: framework, we are considering the construction of age discourses; looking atmethodological challenges and insights particular conceptions (such asfrom our project generations) and examining their inter- relationship.The seminar is free but registration is required Research funded by Richard Benjamin TrustTo register or for more information, (Early Career Award 1103)please see our research blog at
  2. 2. Morning session: Age at Work Afternoon session: E-research  In this session, we will introduce voices and  In this session, we will address the conversations from our data. Our project methodological challenges and insights has involved collecting stories, accounts, arising from our e-research project. These images and discussions about age at work will include: published on the internet, for example, on-  considerations raised for research line news media, blogs, tweets and other electronic forms. ethics, collaborative research practice and data management through  Our inclusive approach to defining ‘age at conducting a pilot study in qualitative work’ examines how people are talked e-research about in relation to both ‘age’ (younger,  ‘tracking’ and ‘trawling’ as older etc) and ‘work’ (employment, unemployment, underemployment etc). methodological techniques for data identification and collection on the  voices include campaign and lobby Web groups, labour market intermediaries, job seekers, government, professional bodies,  theorising ‘data’ and ‘participants’ employers, charities, academics, and related ethical implications recruitment and management consultants,  analysis of visual data and copyright and the press issues  conversations may include, for example,  We see this session as an opportunity for us those around age, gender and aesthetic to provide a reflexive commentary in the labour; the discursive construction of generations; and the ‘weary woman’ form of practical insights and tentative guidance as well as to generate discussion  We see this session as an opportunity to in respect of this emergent methodological present findings from these conversations area. and voices and to unpack the broader discursive construction of age at work.