Call for papers: “Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities in Rural Education”

This special issue seeks to elaborate on the theme of contemporary challenges and opportunities in rural education. Authors are free to engage the theme discretely or simultaneously. Why do contemporary challenges and opportunities in rural education matter? There is a long history of considering rural spaces as lacking. Rural spaces are unique unto themselves and … Continue reading Call for papers: “Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities in Rural Education”

Call for applications: MAXQDA #ResearchforChange Grants

The MAXQDA #ResearchforChange Grants provide financial support and methodological training for early career scholars whose research aims to investigate, support, and raise awareness of empowerment initiatives. As a contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #5 "Gender Equality", this year's MAXQDA #ResearchforChange Grants program is dedicated to the empowerment of women and girls in … Continue reading Call for applications: MAXQDA #ResearchforChange Grants

A beginner’s guide to concepts used in post qualitative research

Post-qualitative approaches to research challenge our understandings of concepts that we typically take for granted. In this blog post, I bring together some initial definitions from authors for concepts that you will see in writing about new materialisms. You'll notice that I've focused on concepts that Karen Barad has written about, which I’ve listed in … Continue reading A beginner’s guide to concepts used in post qualitative research

Tips for organizing a qualitative research project

Older researchers like I am are likely to have numerous boxes or filing cabinets filled with records from prior research projects. These boxes or file folders include printed transcripts, fieldnotes, or drafts of manuscripts writing up findings, and copies of published articles relative to the topic. For scholars in 2022, however, records are likely to … Continue reading Tips for organizing a qualitative research project

Using Photovoice in Qualitative Research

This week's screencast and blogpost are authored by Ana Soler. Ana Soler is the Chairperson of the National Association of Educational Translators and Interpreters of Spoken Languages (NAETISL: https://naetisl.org/). She completed her degree in Social Work at Georgia State University, her Master’s Degree in Public Health at Emory University, and is a Ph.D. in Special Education … Continue reading Using Photovoice in Qualitative Research

What is covert research?

This week's guest screencast and blogpost are authored by Dr. Jaleesa Reed. Dr. Reed is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Human Centered Design at Cornell University. Her primary research interest is in millennial Black women’s beauty culture and beauty retail spaces. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on connecting human geography, feminist studies, and merchandising in … Continue reading What is covert research?

Call for abstracts: Journal of Language, Identity, and Education

Call for Abstracts to a Special Issue with the Journal of Language, Identity, and Education. The title for the Special Themed Issue is: Rising from the Margins: Critical Research on the Language and Literacy Pedagogies of Transnational Families of Color. This issue is meant to highlight the work that transnational families of color are doing every day … Continue reading Call for abstracts: Journal of Language, Identity, and Education

Qualitative Research Design

Uwe Flick (Freie Universität, Berlin) completes his set of handbooks on qualitative research this year with the publication of the two-volume set, The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research Design (Flick, 2022a, 2022b). At over 1,200 pages, this volume is much larger than either of the two prior handbooks on qualitative data collection (Flick, 2018) and … Continue reading Qualitative Research Design

International Visual Sociology Association Awards

The International Visual Sociology Association is calling for nominations for visual sociology, visual methodology, and anti-colonial and anti-racism awards. The nominations deadline is MAY 16, 2022. Awards include: VISUAL SOCIOLOGY Awards (Rieger) VISUAL METHODOLOGY Award (Prosser) ANTI-COLONIAL and ANTI-RACISM Awards (ACAR) RIEGER Awards ($1000): for outstanding work in visual sociology by graduate students PROSSER Award … Continue reading International Visual Sociology Association Awards

Undergraduate Research Teams and Collecting Qualitative Data: Some Considerations

This week’s guest blogpost is by Dr. Alisa Smith, who is a Professor of Legal Studies at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Smith examines the misdemeanor courts, case processing, and legal consciousness on decision-making. In this blog post, Dr. Smith discusses the benefits of developing a research team of undergraduate students to conduct large-scale … Continue reading Undergraduate Research Teams and Collecting Qualitative Data: Some Considerations