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

Call for Submissions for a special issue of Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal

 2020-03-19 Fiction as Research – Writing Beyond the Boundary Lines (Anticipated publication date February 2021) Guest Editors: Dr Ash Watson, Vitalities Lab, Social Policy Research Centre and Centre for Social Research in Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney Dr Jessica Smartt Gullion, College of Arts and Sciences, Texas Woman’s University The narrative, speculative and … Continue reading Call for Submissions for a special issue of Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal

Grants for students: #ResearchforChange

The Qualitative Data Analysis software company that makes MAXQDA is offering three students/PhD candidates the $1,600 USD #ResearchforChange Grant to support their fieldwork  on sustainability and sustainable development research projects. The deadline to apply is May 27th, 2020 and further information on how to apply can be found at http://www.maxqda.com/grants. For more information see Grants-Flyer … Continue reading Grants for students: #ResearchforChange

Digital Archiving of Qualitative Research Projects

Recently, Dr. Sebastian Karcher, Associate Director of the Qualitative Data Repository at Syracuse University, visited with my class and me at the University of Georgia via an online meeting room to talk about digital archiving and sharing of qualitative research projects. Although I've been reading about this for some time, his presentation reminded me of … Continue reading Digital Archiving of Qualitative Research Projects

Tips for teaching online

Do you suddenly find yourself teaching online due to the COVID-19 pandemic? Do you need some support? Some ideas?  For teachers who suddenly find themselves having to teach online, Dr. Anna Cohen Miller who works at the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education in the Republic of Kazakhstan has compiled some excellent tips and strategies. … Continue reading Tips for teaching online

Project Muse providing free content during COVID-19 health crisis

In response to the challenges created by the global public health crisis of COVID-19, Project MUSE is pleased to support its participating publishers in making scholarly content temporarily available for free on our platform. With many higher education institutions moving into an exclusively online learning environment for the foreseeable future, Project MUSE hopes that easy … Continue reading Project Muse providing free content during COVID-19 health crisis