Today and tomorrow two guys from Information and Media Science will be observing how we go about our work – and how we don’t, I suppose – as part of their obligatory curricular activities. They’ll be doing seven rounds of observing and some interviews with key persons in the department.
Being a proponent of ethnographic methods and observation in general, I think this is a very god idea and I really hope they get some good data.
However, at times observation can be hard work. Here’s what it looked like when I observed them observe us: