Introduction to Conversation Analysis

This week's guest blogger is Dr. Donna Governor, who have created a screencast that introduces conversation analysis. Dr. Governor is an assistant professor in the Middle Grades, Secondary and Science Education Department at the University of North Georgia. Her research interests are preservice teacher education, STEM education, informal science education. To view, click here: Introduction … Continue reading Introduction to Conversation Analysis

Secondary data analysis

Sometimes, researchers use data collected by others to conduct what is known as "secondary data analysis".  This week, Tugba Boz, who is a PhD candidate in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the University of Georgia discusses Secondary Data Analysis. Her research interests focus on coding and robotics instruction in elementary classrooms, teacher … Continue reading Secondary data analysis

Transcription software

This week's blogpost is a video introducing and discussing transcription software by Tugba Boz. Tugba is  PhD candidate in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the University of Georgia. Her research interests focus on coding and robotics instruction in elementary classrooms, teacher professional development on new technologies, and integrated STEM education.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euZG6FyBMJQ

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

Tips for developing research questions for qualitative research studies

There is no easy path to formulating research questions for a qualitative study. This is because the development of research questions is interconnected with many other issues – including: The theoretical and conceptual framework used; The research design and methods that are planned; Findings from prior research, as well as Practical issues, concerning how long … Continue reading Tips for developing research questions for qualitative research studies

New books on qualitative research

A second edition of the Sage Qualitative Research Kit, edited by German scholar, Uwe Flick, was published in 2018. Comprised of 10 short volumes, the kit aims to provide a brief introduction to qualitative research. In his introduction to the series, Flick talks about the organization as follows. Although the series could be read in … Continue reading New books on qualitative research

A research design framework for understanding online conversations

In this week's blog post, Trena Paulus talks about her forthcoming co-authored book on conducting research in online spaces. While the phenomenon itself goes by many names -  social media, discussion forums, computer-mediated communication, online conversations – people have been talking together online now for nearly four decades. Research into what happens in these spaces … Continue reading A research design framework for understanding online conversations

Online Professional Development: Photovoice

‘Talking with Pictures’: Photovoice – June 18 – 27, 2019 (5 online sessions, 2 hours each) This online professional development course provides hands-on experience with adapting Photovoice to clinical care, programming, evaluation, and research. Upon completion, participants will have the knowledge, skills and tools to implement their Photovoice Plan. Photovoice is a participatory approach to … Continue reading Online Professional Development: Photovoice

Call for book proposals

Myers Education Press is a new academic press specializing in books, e-books and digital content in the field of education. Working with many of the top names in the field, we present superb research that advances the discipline at a time when it is under attack on many fronts. Most importantly, we are an author-based … Continue reading Call for book proposals

Tips for using focus groups in qualitative research

There are a variety of "group" interview formats that researchers use. These include brainstorming groups used to generate ideas in a relatively unstructured format; nominal groups, in which a researcher directs members of the group to respond to questions (which may be in written form), and there is minimal or no group interaction (MacPhail, 2001); … Continue reading Tips for using focus groups in qualitative research