Great reads… Robert Caro’s “Working”

Now in his 80s, author Robert A. Caro provides a wonderful example to other writers of not only how to keep going in spite of challenges, but how to conduct exemplary research. Caro has been awarded numerous prizes for his work – which includes biographies of urban planner Robert Moses, and a four-volume biography of … Continue reading Great reads… Robert Caro’s “Working”

ICQI 2020 Lifetime Achievement and Special Career Awards

The Lifetime Achievement Award Committee for the International Congress for Qualitative Inquiry is pleased to announce the selection of KIM ETHERINGTON as recipient of the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award in Qualitative Inquiry for his lifetime contributions to the methods, theory, practice, and dissemination of qualitative inquiry. Professor Etherington is an Emeritus Professor of Narrative and … Continue reading ICQI 2020 Lifetime Achievement and Special Career Awards

ICQI 2020 Dissertation Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the ICQI 2020 Outstanding Dissertation Awards Traditional Na Ri Shin. Contesting sustainable community development through the Olympic Games in the era of globalization: The case of Daegwallyeong-myeon, host community of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. Experimental Maureen Flint. Methodological Orientations: College Student Navigations of Race and Place in Higher Education. Traditional … Continue reading ICQI 2020 Dissertation Awards

ICQI 2020 Book awards

Sadly, the annual meeting of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry was canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If not for COVID-19, many of us would be meeting this week at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to share our work in qualitative research. In this absence, please join me in congratulating recipients … Continue reading ICQI 2020 Book awards

Call for submissions: Virtual Conference for Qualitative Inquiry

19-22 November, 2020 The Virtual Conference for Qualitative Inquiry (VCQI) is a free online conference for qualitative researchers. It’s intended to offer an alternative to in-person conferences that can be expensive, non-inclusive, and harmful to the environment. It makes use of free online resources to collect, review, present, and archive submissions. VCQI is committed to … Continue reading Call for submissions: Virtual Conference for Qualitative Inquiry

Understanding the U.S. Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee

Several times in the last couple of weeks, I've come across articles discussing the legacy of the Public Health Service's study of untreated syphilis in Alabama in relation to COVID-19 and the high mortality rate among African American communities in the U.S. Along with my students, I've recently finished re-reading Susan Reverby's (2009) book on … Continue reading Understanding the U.S. Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee

Culturally responsive approaches to focus groups

Jori N. Hall's recently published book, Focus groups: Culturally responsive approaches for qualitative inquiry and program evaluation (2020) is a timely and much-needed contribution to the literature on focus groups. Sociologist Robert Merton and his colleagues (Merton, Fiske, & Kendall, 1990) introduced the term "focused interview" in 1940s research on participants’ responses to watching a … Continue reading Culturally responsive approaches to focus groups

Interviews with qualitative researchers

The Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology website hosts a Distinguished Researcher Interview Series. The series features podcasts and video-recorded interviews where an up-and-coming member of the field interviews an established methodologist about their approach to qualitative research. The series includes interviews with Michelle Fine on Critical Participatory Action Research, Amedeo Giorgi on the Descriptive … Continue reading Interviews with qualitative researchers

Call for papers: Reconceptualizing Educational Research Methodology

In a politics attuned to emergent difference, we must begin instead in the midst, where force has not yet tuned to form. In this middle, where the event is still welling, there is potential for new diagrams of life-living to be drawn. —Manning, 2016, p. 15 Qualitative researchers have recently begun to think with the … Continue reading Call for papers: Reconceptualizing Educational Research Methodology