Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference Call

Please consider submitting a proposal for a paper presentation at the 30th Annual Ethnographic & Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC).  EQRC is sponsored this year by the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) College of Education.

The conference will be held on February 26-27, 2018 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada with a special conference room rate of $59 per night (plus tax & fees).

The deadline for submitting a proposal is November 19th and papers will undergo juried review on a rolling basis, with prompt notifications of acceptance/rejection so that presenters can make early and economical travel arrangements.  All presented papers are eligible for submission to the Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research (www.jeqr.org) and all submitted papers will be peer-reviewed for potential publication.

Sunday afternoon pre-conference workshops are offered regarding ethnographic-based action research and increasing publications in peer-reviewed journals. There is no additional cost for participation at pre-conference workshops.  Also, a graduate-student colloquium will be held on Monday afternoon with a special emphasis on advancing graduate student scholarship.  Visit the website for details at www.EQRC.net

Michael W. Firmin, Ph.D.
EQRC Conference Director
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Cedarville University
Cedarville, Ohio

P.S.: EQRC this year will be held at the same hotel location and dates as the 21st Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS) conference and the 2nd Annual Conference on Academic Research in Education (CARE). Although AABSS and CARE are independent of EQRC, if you desire to present multiple papers, then you may present one at EQRC and another at AABSS and/or CARE for the same registration fee. Please note that papers presented at AABSS must involve behavioral or social science and papers presented at CARE must be germane to education. See www.AABSS.net for details regarding the AABSS conference and www.CARE-Conference.net for details regarding the CARE conference. AABSS is sponsored by the UNLV College of Liberal Arts and EQRC is sponsored by the UNLV College of Education.

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13th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry

The next ICQI meeting is scheduled for May 17 – 20, 2017 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  The timely theme is “Qualitative Inquiry in the Public Sphere.”

For additional information, visit the ICQI Website  (http://icqi.org).

Summer Workshop in Qualitative Methods (Berkeley)

*Summer Workshop in Qualitative Methods – July 7-August 11, 2016, Berkeley*

This Center for Ethnographic Research <http://cer.berkeley.edu/> workshop
provides mentorship, hands-on research experience, and advanced training in
designing and executing a project using qualitative methods for advanced
undergraduates and beginning graduate students. Students will receive six
weeks of intensive methodological training in the design and practice of
qualitative research. Meetings will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from
1-4 pm, July 7-August 11, 2016. Learn more and apply here.
<http://cer.berkeley.edu/cer-summer-workshop>

Deborah Freedman Lustig, PhD
Assistant Director
Institute for the Study of Societal Issues  <http://issi.berkeley.edu/&gt;
UC Berkeleydlustig@berkeley.edu
(510) 643-7238
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AERA Qualitative Research SIG website

A reminder from the AERA Qualitative Research SIG list.  See link address below.  Highly Recommended!   — EdProf

Dear Members,

I wish to take a moment to call your attention to the QR SIG website, currently maintained by Dr. Madeline Ortiz Rodríguez. The website is a quick reference for announcements of interest to members, including job postings and call for papers. I include the link here for your convenience: http://aeraqrsig.org/

Best wishes to all in the year ahead,

Lisa A. Mazzei
Associate Professor
Department of Education Studies
Affiliated Faculty, Department of Philosophy
University of Oregon
mazzei@uoregon.edu

In Memoriam: Sari Knopp Biklen

Sad news from the American Educational Research Association Qualitative Research SIG.  Sari K. Biklen was the coauthor, with Robert C. Bicklen of a classic qualitative research textbook that went through five editions:  Qualitative Research for Education: An Introduction to Theories and Methods, published by Prentice Hall.  She also wrote A Practical Guide to the Qualitative Dissertation (with Ronnie Casella),2007;  School Work: Gender and the Cultural Construction of Teaching, 1994, and Changing Education: Women As Radicals and Conservators (with Joyce Antler), 1990, and many other exemplary works. She will be deeply missed by those who knew her and those who benefited from reading her work. Her Memorial appears below.  — Ed Prof

In Memoriam: Sari Knopp Biklen

Sari Knopp Biklen, Professor Emerita of Cultural Foundations of
Education and Women’s Studies, passed away on September 16, 2014.

“I know that I speak for all of her colleagues in expressing deep
sadness over Sari’s passing,” says Eric F. Spina, Syracuse University
vice chancellor and provost. “Her enthusiasm and contributions to this
University-and to generations of students-in teaching, scholarship,
and service, have been so valuable. The impact of her loss will be
felt not only by the School of Education, but by this entire academic
community and by alumni and friends across the country.”

Biklen, 68, retired from the School of Education in May 2014, after
thirty-eight years of service to Syracuse University. During her
tenure, she served as department chair of Cultural Foundations of
Education; was director of the Institute for Popular Culture, Media
Literacy and Education; and held a courtesy appointment in the
Sociology Department of the Maxwell School.

“Sari’s passing leaves us with a hole in our hearts but she has gifted
us with so much and her influence is deep,” says Barbara Applebaum,
professor and department chair of Cultural Foundations of Education.
“Under her guidance as department chair, the reputation of Cultural
Foundations of Education was enhanced across campus and nationally.
She was a caring friend and colleague and a compassionate mentor to
both students and faculty.”

A revered scholar, teacher, mentor, and adviser; Biklen was recognized
with many national and University accolades. She received the
Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence in Scholarship (2009), was
appointed a Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching
Excellence (1999), and appointed a University Scholar by the American
Association of University Women (1999). She was the recipient of a
Syracuse University Outstanding Teacher Award (1996), the Willystine
Goodsell Award for scholarship and practice in gender and education
from the American Educational Research Association (1988), and was a
Rio Tinto-LaTrobe University Distinguished Visiting Fellow, in
Melbourne, Australia (1999).

Biklen specialized popular culture, qualitative research methods,
youth culture, and women’s studies. Her books include A Practical
Guide to the Qualitative Dissertation (with Ronnie Casella, Teachers
College Press, 2007), Qualitative Research for Education (with Robert
Bogdan; Allyn & Bacon, fifth edition, 2006), School Work: Gender and
the Cultural Construction of Teaching (Teachers College Press, 1995),
and Gender and Education (with Diane Pollard, National Society for the
Study of Education Yearbook, 1993). Her articles have appeared in
numerous journals including Teachers College Record, Qualitative
Inquiry, Phi Delta Kappan, and History of Education.

“Dr. Sari Knopp Biklen was my mentor, my teacher, and my friend. Her
unwavering belief in my ability to succeed laid a solid foundation for
my success in the academy,” says Cerri Banks ’00 G’04 G’05 G’06, Dean
of the College, Mount Holyoke College. “Sari led and taught by
example, challenging injustice through her scholarship and teaching,
and her commitment to equity, social justice, and education at the
highest levels of excellence was unwavering. This stance and her
advice and support gave me the courage to make brave decisions in our
profession and in life.”

Prior to her long career at Syracuse University, Biklen was Assistant
Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Cazenovia College and
director of its Women’s Studies program. She also taught public school
at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in Syracuse, NY; and
taught at Hiroshima Buddhist Women’s College and Motomachi High School
in Japan. She earned her Ed.D. and M.A. from the University of
Massachusetts School of Education in 1973, and a B.A. in English from
Earlham College in 1967.

She is survived by her partner in life, Dean Emeritus Doug Biklen
(School of Education), their children Noah (Naomi) and Molly (Jason),
and two granddaughters, Anika and Nora. In recent years, she and her
growing family enjoyed many cherished occasions at the Biklens’ new
home in rural Vermont.

2015 Qualitative Research SIG Outstanding Book Award

Call for Submissions

The Qualitative Research SIG of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) invites nominations for Outstanding Book Award for significant contributions to methodology of qualitative educational research. The Qualitative Research SIG will also recognize the winner of this award during the 2015 annual meeting of AERA in Chicago, IL. Books published with 2013 or 2014 copyright date will be considered for this nomination as long as they were not previously submitted for this award. The book may have been published anywhere in the world, but for the purposes of consideration must be available in English.

Criteria for judging the merits of the books include the significance and timeliness of methodological issue(s) addressed, integrity and quality of the discussion of the methods used for an empirical study, and contribution of the book to the advancement of knowledge about an area in educational research that can benefit qualitative inquiry. Books that use qualitative methods but do not advance methodological issue(s), or theorization of methodology, or do not substantially address contemporary issues in educational research through advanced use of qualitative inquiry are not eligible for this award.

To be considered for this award, please submit 4 copies of each of the following:

  1. A submission abstract (no more than 200 words) that provides a full citation of the book, a rationale on how the book contributes to the field of qualitative methodology.
  2. Letter of nomination that includes a brief clarification of the purposes, scope and quality of the book, an explanation of how the book contributes to the field of qualitative methodology (theoretically/pedagogically) and a discussion about why it is deserving of this methodological award.
  3. A summary of the book, prepared by the nominator, that gives an overview of the book, a description of individual chapters, and a statement that provides a context for book’s place in the field of qualitative research.
  4. A table of contents from the book.
  5. One representative chapter from the book that best exemplifies the contribution of the book to qualitative inquiry.

Nominations may be submitted by the author of the work, another scholar, or by the publisher of the work. Membership of the SIG is not a requirement for the nominee or nominator but is strongly encouraged.

Nominations must be received by Monday, November 3, 2014. Late nominations or incomplete nominations will not be considered. Please send nominations electronically to Dr. Kathryn Roulston at roulston@uga.edu.

Award finalists will be contacted in early December 2014 and may be asked to advise their publishers to supply 4 copies of the book to distribute to the committee for further consideration.

Please address inquiries to:

Dr. Kathryn Roulston
Qualitative Research Program
Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy
University of Georgia
308 River’s Crossing
850 College Station Road
Athens GA 30605
USA

email roulston@uga.edu

Qualitative SIG Book Award 2015

Ethnography Forum 2015 – Call for Proposals

Dear all,

Please consider submitting a proposal to the upcoming Ethnography Forum at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. This year’s theme is Inequality, Poverty, and Education: An Ethnographic Invitation (www.gse.upenn.edu/cue/forum). The second day of the conference is dedicated to Practitioner Research, so please extend this invite to educators and practicing teachers in your networks.

Attached please find the Call for Proposals for University of Pennsylvania’s 36th Annual Ethnography in Education Forum. Please share this call with your respective organizations and encourage educators and practicing teachers in your networks to submit a teacher research proposal for Practitioner Research Day, Saturday, February 28, 2015. Proposals are due Oct. 1, 2014 (www.conftool.com/forum2015).
Thank you in advance for sharing the call!

Regards,

Rachel Skrlac Lo
Practitioner Research Day Coordinator
Doctoral Candidate
Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania

2015 Proposal Guidelines

(From the AERA Media and Culture SIG list)

Puerto Rican Congress on Research in Education

Here is the Call for Papers for the XIII Puerto Rican Congress on Research in Education, which will be celebrated at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, next March 11, 12 and 13, 2015.  Included is the information in Spanish and English, those interested in submitting papers can find the information in the following web site:  http://cie.uprrp.edu/congreso  Thank you for your help.

Annette López de Méndez, Ed.D.     <alopezdemendez@hotmail.com>
Directora
Centro de Investigaciones Educativas
Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras
Facultad de Educación
P.O. Box 23304
San Juan, Puerto Rico   00931-3304
Tel. (787)764-0000 x4384
Fax (787)764-2929

Convocatoria 2015 Call for Submissions

Free Software for Analyzing Video

I have no experience with this software, but a colleague of mine suggested that it could be very helpful to those interested in analyzing (behavioral coding) video files!  Here is the information forwarded to me  — Jan

datavyu

Dear Colleague,

If you don’t already know about Datavyu, it’s a free and open source software tool for scoring video. It was developed by and for developmental scientists to flexibly and powerfully code observations from video data for analysis. Datavyu evolved from OpenSHAPA and the earlier MacSHAPA tool.

I am thrilled to announce that we have just released Datavyu 1.1 and published a complete Datavyu User Guide. Datavyu 1.1 contains a number of major bug fixes, user interface changes, and enhancements to increase the functionality of the software. You can download Datavyu 1.1 on our website, and get our source code on github.

Our user guide outlines everything you will need to know to become an expert Datavyu user. It comes complete with video walk-throughs, instructions for the Datavyu Ruby API scripting interface, and a sample script library. It also provides installation instructions, descriptions of software components, and in-depth tutorials for the most common operations.

Datavyu supersedes MacSHAPA and OpenSHAPA—if you’ve used either of these tools, it will be very easy to transition to Datavyu. OpenSHAPA files can be opened directly and seamlessly in Datavyu. MacSHAPA files can be easily converted with a simple Ruby script. More information on this can be found here.

Keep an eye out for the forthcoming Best Practices in Behavioral Coding that will provide advice on how to explore and code your data in the most optimal way.

We hope that you will try Datavyu 1.1 for scoring your data and see how it can help you experience the richness of behavior. If you need any help using Datavyu please visit our Support Forum, which is monitored daily by expert Datavyu users.

Sincerely,

Karen Adolph and The Datavyu Team

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Datavyu
196 Mercer Street, Suite 807
New York, NY 10012
Office: 212-998-5536
info@datavyu.orgwww.datavyu.org

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Tenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI)

The Tenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry will take place May 21-24, 2014 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign .

The theme of this year’s congress is  “Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Research.”  The SIG in Qualitative Psychology will hold events in conjunction with the Congress with a focus on “critical and poststructural possibilities.”  [See the conference website for this and other SIG activities and information.]

Early registration: December 1   Regular registration: March 15.
Paper submissions due: December 1 (but check website for possible extension).

The International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI) will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2014. The 10th Congress will be built around the changes that have occurred in the field of qualitative inquiry in the decade since the Congress was launched as an alternative site for collaboration and discourse. The 2014 Congress will offer delegates an opportunity to assess the major changes that have taken place over the last decade. What might the Congress, and indeed the broader landscape of qualitative inquiry, look like in another decade? What should our mandate be for the next decade? What have we learned? Where do we go next?

Delegates are invited to submit proposals for panels and sessions that address these and other pressing questions concerning the politics of research (e.g., IRBs, grant funding, publishing, promotion and tenure, life in the corporate university, etc.). Delegates are also invited to address the events surrounding the 10th anniversary of the Congress itself, its history, and its future.

The 2014 Congress will offer scholars the opportunity to explore a decade of change, while foregrounding qualitative inquiry as a shared, global endeavor. Panels, workshops and sessions will take up the politics of research. Delegates will be able to form coalitions, to engage in debate on how qualitative research can be used to advance the causes of social justice, while addressing racial, ethnic, gender and environmental disparities in education, welfare and healthcare.  For more information, visit the ICQI website.