Earlier this year, Prof Wendy Stainton Rogers visited New Zealand. While here, she presented two seminars as a Distinguished Visitor of the BRCSS network. BRCSS (pronounced ‘bricks’) stands for Building Research Capability in the Social Sciences. It is an innovative initiative of the New Zealand government. As a network of social scientists at all eight New Zealand universities, BRCSS makes use of video-conferencing links. Accordingly, Wendy delivered her first seminar from Wellington (the capital city at the base of the North Island) and her second from Dunedin (South Island), with four or five other locations tuning in. The material covered in the second presentation (available as audio and powerpoint) is somewhat more introductory than the first (available as video and powerpoint). The powerpoint files can also be accessed directly. The recordings have not been edited, but you can easily skip past the introductions, or move directly to another portion of the presentation.

Please be sure to credit Wendy if you make further use of any of her material, which she is pleased to have in the public domain. Similarly, I am happy for any of my remarks as discussant at the first seminar to be quoted with attribution (and please excuse me as the video conferencing format was a first for me!) I hope you will enjoy learning from Wendy as much as I did.

Host and discussant: At Otago University
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2010
Time: 11:30 AM
Duration: 1:37:18
*Link: http://mdsweb.vuw.ac.nz/Mediasite/Viewer/?peid=5df1cd2a5c8c4c4a872e827276d18a03
Powerpoint files

Description: Wendy discusses the abductive logic of inquiry and using Q methodology as a form of discourse analysis in a social constructionist framework
Date: Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Time: 11:33 AM
Duration: 1:43:53
*Link: http://mdsweb.vuw.ac.nz/Mediasite/Viewer/?peid=f26f64bdb91646cd807a14bf018d5af4
Powerpoint files

If the various above links fail to work, you can navigate to the seminar page: http://www.brcss.net.nz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=95&Itemid=146