Doing Autoethnography 2020: Call for Participation

Since the inaugural conference in 2011, participants have gathered to present their work, engage in vibrant discussion, and build relationships at Doing Autoethnography conferences. In 2020, the tradition continues. In order to provide autoethnographers (of all experience levels) the opportunity to present their autoethnographic endeavors and encourage dialogue among scholars across a variety of disciplines, … Continue reading Doing Autoethnography 2020: Call for Participation

Call for papers: New Materialisms

The New Materialist Reconfigurations of Higher Education conference will be held from 2-4 December, 2019 at the University of the Western Cape, Capetown, South Africa. Abstracts are due: 30 April 2019. For further information, click New materialism_2019. For the conference website, click here. Following this conference will be the 3rd South African Deleuze and Guattari … Continue reading Call for papers: New Materialisms

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

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

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

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

“Failure” in doing social research

It’s natural for us all to yearn to be successful at everything we do. Yet whatever we do, we will likely experience failure as we navigate the learning curve to become proficient and then expert in the skills we aim to develop. Conducting research is no different to the many other tasks we have learned … Continue reading “Failure” in doing social research

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