Staging data: turning qualitative inquiry into theatre

Enright, H (2013) Staging data: turning qualitative inquiry into theatre. In: Qualitative and Ethnographic Research (QER): Sharing and Shaping Pedagogies – Learning Through Doing, 10 May 2013, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK.

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Over the last three decades there has been an increased acknowledgement in the use of theatre as an effective tool for disseminating and transferring knowledge in the social sciences. Drawing on my own experience of creating plays using interview transcripts I consider the value of the testimony gathered and to suggest ways in which the testimony can be attended to while simultaneously harnessing the communicative and evocative nature of theatre. It considers the interview as a site of meaning making and production and how this can be reflected in the dramaturgical choices made by the playwright. In this paper I invite social scientists, researchers and ethnographers to consider ways in which they might consider translating the data gathered through their fieldwork into theatre.

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