Learning how to read as a doctoral student

For new doctoral students, learning about new theories and concepts can present a challenge. However, take heart! There are lots of resources that can assist with grasping new ideas and concepts, and theoretical approaches. Today, let's look at some strategies to make sense of new material. In the mid-90s when I was a doctoral student … Continue reading Learning how to read as a doctoral student

Outstanding Book Awards: ICQI 2019

At this year's International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, it was my great honor to present the outstanding book awards. This year, my colleagues Pat Sikes and Ron Pelias and I reviewed 24 nominations for the book award. This was an exceedingly tough competition, as we had so many excellent books to consider. Honorable mentions were … Continue reading Outstanding Book Awards: ICQI 2019

Tips for reading difficult texts

Elizabeth St. Pierre’s (2011) chapter on post qualitative research talks about reading difficult texts. St. Pierre points out that “we hesitate to read outside our comfort areas and too casually reject texts that seem too hard to read” (p. 614). St. Pierre’s advice to her student is to: take seriously Lacan’s (as cited in Ulmer, … Continue reading Tips for reading difficult texts