Recently published: The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research

The 5th edition of Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln’s (2018) edited volume, The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research was published earlier this year. I’ve now had a chance to look over a volume and compare it to the previous editions sitting on my book shelf. I recall consulting the first edition of the … Continue reading Recently published: The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research

Qualitative podcasts series: Qualitative conversations

The Qualitative Research Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) is an active group that has developed a podcast series, Qualitative Conversations, in which researchers talk about their work. This series is free and open to non-members and  has already attracted hundreds of listeners for each episode. Qualitative Conversations is currently … Continue reading Qualitative podcasts series: Qualitative conversations

Summer reading: Ethnography and power

Timothy Pachirat’s (2018) book, Among wolves: Ethnography and the immersive study of power, is one of a series edited by Dvora Yanow and Pergrine Schwartz-Shea. As stated by the editors, the Routledge Series on Interpretive Methods focuses on interpretive methodology, and engages with three concerns: (1) methodological issues, (2) approaches and methods, and (3) applications … Continue reading Summer reading: Ethnography and power

Autobiography of a disease

Recently, I have had two unplanned conversations with individuals who have experienced serious illness from bacterial infections. Like many of you, I’ve also come across media reports about current research that examines the causes of bacterial infections, as well as why there has been a rise in infections that are drug-resistant. In one such article … Continue reading Autobiography of a disease

Ethics and Interview Practice

Some years ago, I talked to a number of experienced qualitative researchers about how they used interviews in their research. There was a good deal of variation in how this group of researchers used interviews, and the kinds of interviews that they preferred to use (e.g., focus groups, phenomenological, ethnographic interviews etc.). One of the … Continue reading Ethics and Interview Practice

Call for Proposals: AERA 2019 Qualitative Research SIG

For those readers who conduct qualitative research in the field of education, the following conference may be of interest. The American Educational Research Association sponsors many Special Interest Groups (SIG), one of which is the Qualitative Research SIG. In 2019, the annual AERA meeting will be in Toronto, Canada. See the call for proposals below. … Continue reading Call for Proposals: AERA 2019 Qualitative Research SIG

Conferences to present your qualitative research

There are numerous conferences across the globe that provide opportunities for scholars from multiple disciplines to present their work, and network with colleagues. Some of these conferences are situated in specific disciplines (e.g., health research), whereas as others bring scholars from multiple disciplines together and provide a venue to focus on methods. Still other professional … Continue reading Conferences to present your qualitative research

Ethics for Qualitative Research on Violence Against Women

Violence against women, defined as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women,” is a pervasive public health and human rights issue (World Health Organization, 2017). Research around violence against women, and violence research in general, seeks to understand the … Continue reading Ethics for Qualitative Research on Violence Against Women

Postcard from the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry: 2018

This past week marks the 14th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry at the University of Urbana-Champaign. This year’s congress was just as busy as ever. The main conference kicked off on the evening of Thursday 17 May, with two keynote speakers -- Bronwyn Davies and Karen Staller -- providing thought-provoking addresses responding to the conference … Continue reading Postcard from the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry: 2018

Navigating the doctoral journey

There are numerous texts that provide a guide for students to how to navigate a doctoral program and how supervisors might work with doctoral students. For example, Pat Thomson and Melanie Walker have edited separate handbooks (2010; 2010) for doctoral students and their supervisors. One recent text by Lene Tanggaard and Charlotte Wegener (2017) provides … Continue reading Navigating the doctoral journey