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).

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The Trials of Alice Goffman (NYTimes)

“Goffman became a proxy for old and unsettled arguments about ethnography that extended far beyond her own particular case. What is the continuing role of the qualitative in an era devoted to data? When the politics of representation have become so fraught, who gets to write about whom?”

Gideon Lewis-Krause, “The Trials of Alice Goffman,” New York Times Magazine, January 12, 2016

http://nyti.ms/1TS1fM8

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)

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. 

Qualitative Data Analysis Web App

There are a number of useful qualitative data analysis software programs available today (HyperResearch, NVivo, and Atlas.ti are among them).  Reputable companies offer free trials, and I encourage you to test-drive these (costly) programs before purchasing one — to be sure it will do what your research requires. Here is an interesting alternative to standard QDA software programs:

Dedoose.com offers a web-based qualitative (and quantitative) data analysis web app.  The first month is free, and after that, there is a (modest) monthly charge.  Data are encrypted, and it is possible to collaborate (on data analysis) with other Dedoose app account holders.  I haven’t tried this one yet, but this might be worth a look!  — EdProf

Two Qualitative Research Conferences

Small conferences provide wonderful opportunities to present one’s work, learn about the work of others and new directions in the field, and make new friends.  Here are two qualitative research conferences scheduled for June — one in Ohio and the other in Minnesota — Check out their conference home pages!

14th Annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference  Cedarville University in Ohio is again hosting the EQR conference on ethnographic and qualitative research methods.  The conference will be held on June 1 & 2, 2012.  Deadline for submitting proposals was March 20.  More information and a printable announcement are available online.

The Midwestern Qualitative Research Conference will take place June 14-15, 2012.  Proposals are due April 13.  Sponsored by the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  For detailed information, see the conference website.

 

 

 

Qualitative Psychology Notes

The Qualitative Report — a longstanding, first-rate resource for the qualitative research community — reported that a qualitative research subgroup has formed and gained official status within the Division 5 of the American Psychological Association (APA).  I understand that Division 5 membership is available free for the first year.  Organizers are encouraging those with interests and expertise in qualitative research to join in order to shape this new, promising development in the field.  [You are not required to be an APA member in order to join Division 5, and joining this division does not confer membership in the APA.]

Here are some resources (books and magazine articles) available by way of a quick search of the American Psychological Association (apa.org) website:

APA Search Results

Happy hunting!  EdProf