Remembering Kathy Charmaz

Kathy Charmaz (1939-2020), who died this past July, is well-known for her prolific publications on constructivist grounded theory as well as her research on chronic illness. She will be greatly missed by the qualitative research community. Over the years I have used many of her chapters and texts in teaching, and I have no doubt … Continue reading Remembering Kathy Charmaz

Examining the transition from “womb to world”

In his book, Phenomenology of the new born: Life from womb to world, Michael van Manen (2019) guides readers through an exploration of the experiences of newborn infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). As a specialist in neonatal-perinatal medicine in Canada, van Manen brings together in this book the skills and knowledge of … Continue reading Examining the transition from “womb to world”

Update on ICQI 2021

Seventeenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry19-22 May 2021Theme:¬†Collaborative Futures in Qualitative Inquiry The Organizing Committee of ICQI 2021 has been carefully evaluating how COVID-19 may impact the 2021 Congress meetings, including various forms of engagement (sessions, workshops, publisher exhibits, etc.) and delivery (face-to-face, hybrid, virtual). After much consideration, the planning committee has announced that they … Continue reading Update on ICQI 2021

Decolonizing Psychology

What connections might a white, middle-aged, middle-class woman in the United States have with urban youth living in Western India? At first thought, little, if any. Yet, a book by Sunil Bhatia (2018), a professor of human development at Connecticut College in the U.S. unsettles any hasty judgments. Decolonizing psychology: Globalization, social justice, and Indian … Continue reading Decolonizing Psychology

Peer Review Week 2020

This week is Peer Review Week. This year's theme is "Trust in peer review." As I've been thinking about "trust" in relation to peer review this week, I've been reminded that those involved in the work of peer review (journal editors, authors, and reviewers) are deeply bound by trust. By this I mean, all place … Continue reading Peer Review Week 2020

Introduction to Conversation Analysis

This week's guest blogger is Dr. Donna Governor, who have created a screencast that introduces conversation analysis. Dr. Governor is an assistant professor in the Middle Grades, Secondary and Science Education Department at the University of North Georgia. Her research interests are preservice teacher education, STEM education, informal science education. To view, click here: Introduction … Continue reading Introduction to Conversation Analysis

Introduction to Grounded Theory

This week, guest blogger Dr. Donna Governor provides a screencast that introduces grounded theory research. Dr. Governor is an assistant professor in the Middle Grades, Secondary and Science Education Department at the University of North Georgia. Her research interests are preservice teacher education, STEM education, informal science education. To view, click here: Introduction to grounded … Continue reading Introduction to Grounded Theory

Call for Nominations: ICQI 2021 Qualitative Book Award

The International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry is scheduled for 19-22 May 2021. The Qualitative Book award is one of several given at the conference. For more information, see: https://icqi.org/ This award is conferred annually to a member of the qualitative and ethnographic community who has published the English-language book that best represents an important contribution … Continue reading Call for Nominations: ICQI 2021 Qualitative Book Award

Secondary data analysis

Sometimes, researchers use data collected by others to conduct what is known as "secondary data analysis".¬† This week, Tugba Boz, who is a PhD candidate in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the University of Georgia discusses Secondary Data Analysis. Her research interests focus on coding and robotics instruction in elementary classrooms, teacher … Continue reading Secondary data analysis