Calls for Papers

There is still time to respond to these calls for papers... Journal articles Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management Using qualitative methods to respond to the changing nature of work Learning Landscapes The role of performances in educational practices Qualitative Market Research Researching family life and consumption: Epistemological challenges and advances Conference presentations The Qualitative … Continue reading Calls for Papers

Tips on getting started with analyzing qualitative data

Analyzing qualitative data for the first time can entail a good deal of confusion among novice researchers. Mystification about how to being analyzing data can be heightened when reading published presentations of research in which descriptions of what authors actually did with their data in order to produce “findings” are both limited and opaque. One … Continue reading Tips on getting started with analyzing qualitative data

International Visual Sociology Association: Call for nominations for awards

For those qualitative researchers using visual methods, the IVSA has announced a call for nominations for a range of awards. See below. February 27th is the deadline for submitting nominations for the 2019 Rieger and Prosser awards administered by the International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA). Rieger Awards are for outstanding work in visual sociology by … Continue reading International Visual Sociology Association: Call for nominations for awards

What qualitative interviewers can learn from studies of epistemics in conversation

Sociologist John Heritage (Heritage, 2012a, 2012b, 2013, 2018; Heritage & Raymond, 2005) has been writing about epistemics in naturally occurring conversation for over a decade. This work draws on the work of other scholars. These include Erving Goffman’s idea of “territories of the selves” (Goffman, 1971) in which people tend the boundaries of knowledge that … Continue reading What qualitative interviewers can learn from studies of epistemics in conversation

Call for case examples: Culturally responsive approaches to using focus groups

Dr. Jori N. Hall (University of Georgia) is seeking case examples for a book she is writing: Focus Groups: Culturally Responsive Approaches for Qualitative Inquiry and Program Evaluation. The book will take an in-depth look at how culturally responsive focus groups are developed and implemented within the context of qualitative inquiry broadly and program evaluation more … Continue reading Call for case examples: Culturally responsive approaches to using focus groups

Call for proposals: Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology 2019

The Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology (SQIP), a Section of Division 5 (Quantitative and Qualitative Methods) of the American Psychological Association, is pleased to announce that its annual conference will be held at Simmons University  (formerly Simmons College) in Boston, MA, on Monday and Tuesday, June 10-11, 2019. There will also be an optional … Continue reading Call for proposals: Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology 2019

Assistant Professor of Qualitative Research Methods

The Department of Lifelong Education, Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia invites applications for a position as an Assistant Professor with expertise in Qualitative Research Methods to begin in August 2019. The Qualitative Research program offers a PhD degree as well as an interdisciplinary certification program in qualitative research methods. Information about the … Continue reading Assistant Professor of Qualitative Research Methods

Summer reading: Ethnography and power

Timothy Pachirat’s (2018) book, Among wolves: Ethnography and the immersive study of power, is one of a series edited by Dvora Yanow and Pergrine Schwartz-Shea. As stated by the editors, the Routledge Series on Interpretive Methods focuses on interpretive methodology, and engages with three concerns: (1) methodological issues, (2) approaches and methods, and (3) applications … Continue reading Summer reading: Ethnography and power

Conducting qualitative interviews: The gap between prescriptions and practice

Over the past year I have been examining archival records from the administration of the Federal Writers’ Project, a work relief scheme undertaken as part of the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s in the United States. I have been struck by the disparities in how different people enacted instructions provided to them with respect … Continue reading Conducting qualitative interviews: The gap between prescriptions and practice

Recently published qualitative studies

Below I provide introductions to recently published books that teach readers about human experiences from people whose voices have seldom been examined in scholarly literature.  In each study, researchers who were not members of the communities examined worked to collaborate with others to tell the stories of people who have frequently been marginalized in academic … Continue reading Recently published qualitative studies