2016

Beth Duckles

Ethnography for Everyone

October 21 | 1:30 | 90 Minutes | Oxford Hotel, Minnesota Ballroom

Beth Duccles empowers anyone’s ability to apply ethnographic methods of observation to their life and work. This fun and interactive workshop introduces the basics of ethnographic research through hands-on activities designed to amplify listening and observation skills as well as develop increased capacity for empathy and super-powered insight.

Ethnography for Everyone

October 21 | 8:30 | 90 Minutes | Oxford Hotel, Skyview Lounge

Beth Duckles empowers anyone’s ability to apply ethnographic methods of observation to their life and work. This fun and interactive workshop introduces the basics of ethnographic research through hands-on activities designed to amplify listening and observation skills as well as develop increased capacity for empathy and super-powered insight.

Where I'll Be

October 21 | 1:30 Ethnography for Everyone
October 21 | 8:30 Ethnography for Everyone

Beth M. Duckles, Ph.D. is a writer and social scientist that has taught and applied ethnographic techniques in a variety of settings from academic institutions, nonprofits, government agencies and corporations. Her academic research focused on sustainable construction practices and she spent a year as an embedded ethnographer at the U.S. Green Building Council during the creation of the LEED v4 green building standard. She consults with organizations to apply social science insights to business needs, drawing on ethnographic and mixed methods research to help organizations answer questions that matter. She received her B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from Earlham College and her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Arizona. In her free time, she enjoys writing creative nonfiction, knitting, hiking, doing aerial silks and traveling. She holds the rank of shodan (first degree black belt) in the Japanese martial art Aikido.