Recently published qualitative research studies

It’s hard to keep up with recently published qualitative studies, but here are two studies that examine media that you might want to look at, namely Tar wars: Oil, environment and Alberta's image by Geo Takach, and Ken Howley's Drones: Media discourse and the public imagination. Some of you may have had the good fortune to … Continue reading Recently published qualitative research studies

What qualitative researchers can learn from studies that examine interaction in research interviews

Almost 30 years ago, Lucy Suchman and Brigette Jordan (1990) published an article in which they closely examined how survey interviewers posed questions to participants, and what happened next. They found that the delivery of scripted questions without deviation to ensure that people were asked the same questions, in the same way, was very difficult … Continue reading What qualitative researchers can learn from studies that examine interaction in research interviews

Call for nominations: ICQI 2019 Qualitative Book Award

This award is conferred annually to a member of the qualitative and ethnographic community who has published the English-language book that best represents an important contribution to qualitative inquiry. Eligible books should not be edited books or anthologies. They should be single or co-authored. They will use and advance qualitative methods to investigate any topic … Continue reading Call for nominations: ICQI 2019 Qualitative Book Award

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

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