Call for proposals: 7th Annual Conference of the Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology

The 7th Annual Conference of the Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology will be held at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA on June 7th – 9th, 2020.  The CFP, along with more information about the event, can be found on our website at http://sqip.org/sqip-2020-annual-conference/ The deadline to submit proposals is January 31st, 2020. SQIP is … Continue reading Call for proposals: 7th Annual Conference of the Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology

Towards racial equity in education

Vajra Watson’s (2018) book, Transformative schooling: Towards racial equity in education chronicles the work of the Office of African American Male Achievement (AAMA), a unit established in the Oakland Unified School District in California in 2010. Watson, a white woman, was invited to evaluate the work of the office of AAMA, and spent five years … Continue reading Towards racial equity in education

Evidence and research in the social sciences

Much has been written in recent years concerning “evidence” and how researchers generate and use it in the social sciences – including numerous articles on “data” (Flick, 2018), the politics of evidence, and “evidence-based” research. In his book Evidence, sociologist Howard S. Becker (2017) pursues a problem that he first observed when he began his … Continue reading Evidence and research in the social sciences

For those interested in learning more about qualitative research

Applications to the following programs at the University of Georgia for Fall 2020 are now open: Online Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies Certificate program The Phd in Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methodologies For a short screencast on the programs, click HERE. Applications for the PhD program are due by January 1, 2020. Applications for the Online IQS … Continue reading For those interested in learning more about qualitative research

Academic writing month starts tomorrow!

November is Academic Writing Month: What are you going to work on? This past week I’ve been participating in a 14-Day Writing Challenge with the National Center for Faulty Development and Diversity. The idea here is to log in every day, set a timer, and start writing. Participants are encouraged to read others’ comments and … Continue reading Academic writing month starts tomorrow!

Guidance for doing archival research

Archival collections are typically considered the preserve of historians. Yet, qualitative researchers can make use of archival collections to supplement ongoing research, explore methodological issues, or conduct a secondary analysis of archived data sets. But how might one go about entering the archives?  This question is addressed by the book: The Archive Project: Archival Research … Continue reading Guidance for doing archival research

Examining the criminal justice system using qualitative methods

Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve’s book, Crook County: Racism and injustice in America’s largest criminal court, examines the work of the justice system as carried out in the largest criminal court in the US, Chicago-Cook County. In five devastating chapters, the author provides story after story as evidence supporting the key idea in the book: the justice … Continue reading Examining the criminal justice system using qualitative methods

Call for nominations: AERA 2020 Outstanding Qualitative Research Book Award

For those scholars in education, please consider nominating recently published books on qualitative research to the American Educational Research Association's  (AERA)  Qualitative Research Special Interest Group's 2020 Oustanding Qualitative Research Book award. The Qualitative Research SIG invites nominations for the Outstanding Book Award for significant contributions to methodology of qualitative educational research. The Qualitative Research … Continue reading Call for nominations: AERA 2020 Outstanding Qualitative Research Book Award