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qualitative researcher specializing in the impact of new technologies on research methodologies

Fully remote workshop on transcribing practices: October 14

Creating Transcription Workflows for Recorded Qualitative Data

Are you looking for innovative solutions to the somewhat tedious process of transcribing interviews, interactions and other recorded data? Wondering whether every single “mmhmm” and “yeah” must be transcribed, and how? Hoping that artificial intelligence platforms like Trint or otter.ai can play a role in the transcription process? Heard about auto-captioning features and want to know more?

Dr. Jessica Lester and Dr. Trena Paulus will be offering a fully remote version of this brand new workshop through Indiana University on October 14, 2022 from 9:30 am-3:30 pm EDT.

REGISTRATION OPENING SOON

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Cover of Doing Qualitative Research in a Digital World

This workshop is intended for faculty, staff and graduate students, as well as those working in applied social science research contexts. Workshop content is adapted from Paulus & Lester’s (2022) book, Doing Qualitative Research in the Digital World.

This six-hour highly interactive virtual workshop will offer participants  guidance for creating their own digital transcription workflow using a range of tools and spaces. The workshop will focus on:

  • Drawing upon the selected research design and methodology to help make decisions around how best to transcribe audio and video recordings
  • Distinguishing between and producing the most appropriate method for transcribing data (verbatim, Jeffersonian, multimodal/embodied, gisted, visual, and/or poetic)
  • Highlighting the consequences of integrating the available digital tools and spaces that can be used to support both manual and automatic transcription practices.

By the end of the day, participants will have learned the various types of transcriptions and a range of digital tools and spaces for creating a robust transcription workflow. This workflow will result in a high quality and analytically useful transcript. 

The day will include four 90 minute sessions with breaks in between. Participants must be able to speak and listen throughout the day in order to participate in  break-out room discussions as well as whole-group mini-lectures and application activities. A lunch break will be included.

REGISTRATION OPENING SOON

Reflections from previous workshop participants:

Thank you to ⁦‪@NinaLester⁩ and ⁦‪@TrenaPaulus⁩ for providing a fantastic, well-structured and interactive full day workshop on conceptualizing and thinking through digital workflows when working with qualitative data. I know a ton more now than I did at 9:30am #digitalworkflows @MoniqueYoder, Michigan State University

“I attended the previous one of these and it’s really great – really thought-provoking and full of top tips – check it out #qualitative peeps..” Dr. Christina Silver of the CAQDAS Networking Project

“Thanks for a fabulous workshop! I was singing the praises of your workshop to a few colleagues at the ADDA3 conference over the weekend.” Dr. Riki Thompson, Writing Studies and Digital Rhetoric, University of Washington Tacoma

“Thanks so much for the informative and interactive workshop on qualitative research using digital technology. We need this kind of workshops on qualitative research as the field of human resource development is growing.” Dr. Yonjoo Cho, Associate Professor of Human Resource Development, The University of Texas at Tyler

“Great workshop! I want to order your most recent book and incorporate it into a qualitative data course.” Dr. Jean Hemphill, Professor of Nursing, East Tennessee State University

“I wanted to thank you and Trena again for offering us such an amazing workshop! That was my first and best in-person workshop since I came to IU! I learned so much that I did not know before, such as using Atlas.TI to do literature review, which I will try immediately in the summer, several ways of conducting qualitative interviews, and so many software tools that I will use in the future. I also appreciate the reflection on impact on methods, materiality, outcomes, and humans. Additionally, I had the opportunity to create my digital workflow, which will be used for my Early Inquiry Project writing this summer.Jinzhi Zhou, Doctoral Student, Indiana University

“I so enjoyed the workshop today. It was exactly what I needed. I’ve been using a case study method in my culture analysis work with law firms and other organizations. My analysis has been by hand, using Excel as my primary tool. I want to explore using maybe the combination of Zotero for lit review, Good Reader App to read and annotate, and then maybe Dedoose to help with analysis.” Dr. Denise Gaskin, RavenWork Coaching & Consulting

Last chance! Fully remote workshop on digital research workflows: September 16

Creating Digital Workflows for Qualitative Research

REGISTER HERE

Now more than ever, technological innovations combined with the ongoing global pandemic are shaping qualitative research methods and methodologies in complex ways.

Dr. Jessica Lester and Dr. Trena Paulus will be offering, for a final time, a fully remote version of this workshop through Indiana University on September 6, 2022 from 9:30 am-3:30 pm EDT.

Cover image of book
Cover of Doing Qualitative Research in a Digital World

This workshop is intended for faculty, staff and graduate students, as well as those working in applied social science research contexts.

The highly interactive sessions will offer participants both theoretical grounding and practical guidance for developing a personalized digital workflow for qualitative research that leverages technological innovations in meaningful and reflexive ways.

Participants will be guided in:

  • Critically evaluating and adopting digital tools and spaces in theoretically and methodologically grounded ways;
  • Transforming one key qualitative data collection method – interviewing – into a creative and accessible data collection method via engaging with digital tools and spaces;
  • Positioning qualitative data analysis software as a core component of a research workflow; and
  • Examining the ethical and political consequences of harnessing digital tools and spaces within a qualitative research design.

By the end of the day, participants will have generated their own digital workflow for qualitative research studies and considered key critical appraisal questions to guide future methodological decisions.

Workshop content is adapted from Paulus & Lester’s (2022) book, Doing Qualitative Research in the Digital World.

The day will include small break-out room discussions as well as whole-group mini-lectures and application activities. We will also include regular breaks and a 30-minute lunch break.

REGISTER HERE

Reflections from previous participants:

Thank you to ⁦‪@NinaLester⁩ and ⁦‪@TrenaPaulus⁩ for providing a fantastic, well-structured and interactive full day workshop on conceptualizing and thinking through digital workflows when working with qualitative data. I know a ton more now than I did at 9:30am 😉 #digitalworkflows @MoniqueYoder, Michigan State University

“I attended the previous one of these and it’s really great – really thought-provoking and full of top tips – check it out #qualitative peeps..” Dr. Christina Silver of the CAQDAS Networking Project

“Thanks for a fabulous workshop! I was singing the praises of your workshop to a few colleagues at the ADDA3 conference over the weekend.” Dr. Riki Thompson, Writing Studies and Digital Rhetoric, University of Washington Tacoma

“Thanks so much for the informative and interactive workshop on qualitative research using digital technology. We need this kind of workshops on qualitative research as the field of human resource development is growing.” Dr. Yonjoo Cho, Associate Professor of Human Resource Development, The University of Texas at Tyler

“Great workshop! I want to order your most recent book and incorporate it into a qualitative data course.” Dr. Jean Hemphill, Professor of Nursing, East Tennessee State University

“I wanted to thank you and Trena again for offering us such an amazing workshop! That was my first and best in-person workshop since I came to IU! I learned so much that I did not know before, such as using Atlas.TI to do literature review, which I will try immediately in the summer, several ways of conducting qualitative interviews, and so many software tools that I will use in the future. I also appreciate the reflection on impact on methods, materiality, outcomes, and humans. Additionally, I had the opportunity to create my digital workflow, which will be used for my Early Inquiry Project writing this summer.Jinzhi Zhou, Doctoral Student, Indiana University

“I so enjoyed the workshop today. It was exactly what I needed. I’ve been using a case study method in my culture analysis work with law firms and other organizations. My analysis has been by hand, using Excel as my primary tool. I want to explore using maybe the combination of Zotero for lit review, Good Reader App to read and annotate, and then maybe Dedoose to help with analysis.” Dr. Denise Gaskin, RavenWork Coaching & Consulting

Technology as marker of in/ex/seclusion

Call for submissions: Resisting a “Smartness” That Is All Over the Place: Technology as a Marker of In/Ex/Seclusion

Editor(s): Karin Hannes (KU Leuven) and Fred Truyen (KU Leuven)

Submission of Abstracts: 1-15 September 2022
Submission of Full Papers: 1-15 December 2022
Publication of the Issue: July 2023

We live in a societal realm where robotics and artificial intelligence are strongly reshaping our futures. The boundaries between (wo)mankind and machine are becoming increasingly blurred. Our phones are an extension of our hand, our computers have become the gatekeepers to significant others. Robots we are not—perhaps not yet. Desires, expectations and visions differ. Where would a detailed cartography of the individual and social impact of becoming (or already partly being or aspiring to be) a machine lead us? How do we imagine a future with, without or as part of the materiality that currently surrounds us? Who imagines what and how do the implicit world views as presented in fiction, fantasy and progressive research shape our future image?

We tremble, we hesitate, we struggle to make sense of belonging to the cloud and the tangibility of our private spaces. Perhaps we all fear the idea of the machines taking over, but the impact of this would be (and already is) unequally distributed in workspaces, schools and life more generally. The idea recasts our vision on what it means to be present as a human in a fast, increasingly digital environment, leaving some but not necessarily all behind. It reshapes our notion of what an identity is, or how particular identities embody themselves in their relation to others, humans and non-humans.

New complexities and assemblages challenge our thinking and actions. Who is in? Who is out? When does technology become a marker of inclusivity or exclusivity? Can it be both at the same time? Who is rewriting the discourse on inclusive societies? A new generation of digital natives sits on the forefront of decision-making. We adopt and adapt in the absence of clear alternatives. At the same time, we try to imagine what a playful fusion with technology would look like. Is a symbiotic relationship with non-humans possible? If so, how can we build an affirmative, pleasure-prone relationship with them for all?

We invite the scholarly community to help us think through the multiple challenges this rapid change will bring. Technological progress creates new possibilities. Alternatively, it might perhaps pose a danger to liberal democracy or reinstall undesirable exclusion mechanisms. Bring your stories about how humans materialize differently as a result of the discursive-material socio-technical realities they are part of. Increase our insight in how machines think, act, sympathize and socialize with privileged as well as non-privileged populations. Think techno-embodiment, self-design, artification, digi-bodiment, smart cities that empower rather than belittle humans. All humans. But equally, bring your evidence for when and how to resist a technological smartness that is all over the place, particularly when leaving some but not all behind.

Instructions for Authors:

Authors interested in submitting a paper for this issue are asked to consult the journal’s instructions for authors and submit their abstracts (maximum of 250 words, with a tentative title) through the abstracts system (here). When submitting their abstracts, authors are also asked to confirm that they are aware that Social Inclusion is an open access journal with a publishing fee if the article is accepted for publication after peer-review (corresponding authors affiliated with our institutional members do not incur this fee).

Open Access:

The journal has an article publication fee to cover its costs and guarantee that the article can be accessed free of charge by any reader, anywhere in the world, regardless of affiliation. We defend that authors should not have to personally pay this fee and advise them to check with their institutions if funds are available to cover open access publication fees. Institutions can also join Cogitatio’s Membership Program at a very affordable rate and enable all affiliated authors to publish without incurring any fees. Further information about the journal’s open access charges and institutional members can be found here.

https://www.cogitatiopress.com/socialinclusion/pages/view/nextissues#SmartInclusion

Creating digital workflows workshop: June 3

Register here.

This workshop is intended for faculty, staff and graduate students, as well as those working in applied social science research contexts.

Now more than ever, technological innovations combined with the ongoing global pandemic are shaping qualitative research methods and methodologies in complex ways. This one-day fully online interactive workshop offers participants both theoretical grounding and practical guidance for developing a personalized digital workflow for qualitative research that leverages technological innovations in meaningful and reflexive ways.

During the workshop, participants will be guided in:

  • Critically evaluating and adopting digital tools and spaces in theoretically and methodologically grounded ways;
  • Transforming one key qualitative data collection method – interviewing – into a creative and accessible data collection method via engaging with digital tools and spaces;
  • Positioning qualitative data analysis software as a core component of a research workflow; and
  • Examining the ethical and political consequences of harnessing digital tools and spaces within a qualitative research design.

By the end of the workshop, participants will have generated their own digital workflow for qualitative research studies and considered key critical appraisal questions to guide future methodological decisions.

Workshop content is adapted from Paulus & Lester’s (2022) book, Doing Qualitative Research in the Digital World.

The schedule will include interactive small break-out room discussions as well as whole-group mini-lectures and application activities. We will also include regular breaks and a 30-minute lunch break.

Register here.

Special issue on the future of QDAS is out!

We are pleased to announce that the special issue of The Qualitative Report on the future of qualitative data analysis is out!

These papers were first presented at the KWALON conference in Rotterdam in August of 2016, and we are very pleased that we are able to share them in this open access format. Many thanks to Ron Chenail and the team at TQR, as well as our reviewers.

Love digital tools? Love qualitative research

Love digital tools? Love qualitative research? It takes just a few minutes to write a 150 word proposal for ICQI!  Be creative and submit a Digital Tools for Qualitative Research session by December 1st!

Submission AND early bird registration
Friday, December 1, 2017

http://icqi.org/

International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, 2018
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

May 16 (pre-conference day)
May 17 (workshops)
May 18-19 (conference)

Digital Tools for Qualitative Research

Bringing together qualitative researchers to discuss the role of digital tools in the ongoing construction of qualitative research practice.

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DTQR special issue available!

The special issue of Qualitative Inquiry based on papers from the 2015 ICQI conference are now available. Here is the abstract of our introduction, Digital Tools for Qualitative Research: Disruptions and Entanglements:

In this introduction to the special issue on digital tools for qualitative research, we focus on the intersection of new technologies and methods of inquiry, particularly as this pertains to educating the next generation of scholars. Selected papers from the 2015 International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry special strand on digital tools for qualitative research are brought together here to explore, among other things, blogging as a tool for meaning-making, social media as a data source, data analysis software for engaging in postmodern pastiche and for supporting complex teams, cell phone application design to optimize data collection, and lessons from interactive digital art that pertain to the use of digital tools in qualitative research. This collection disrupts common conceptions (and persistent misconceptions) about the relationship between digital tools and qualitative research and illustrates the entanglements that occur whenever humans intersect with the nonhuman, the human-made, or other humans.

Thank you to all of the authors for their hard work on these papers! They include Jessica MacLaren, Lorena Georgiadou, Jan Bradford, Caitlin Byrne, Amana Marie LeBlanc, Jaewoo Do, Lisa Yamagata-Lynch, Karla Eisen, Cynthia Robins, Judy Davidson, Shanna Rose Thompson, Andrew Harris and Kristi Jackson.

Report on ICQI 2017

Many thanks to everyone who helped make ICQI 2017 a success! We had another full two days of digital tools sessions, along with several pre-conference workshops. Stay tuned for a full report from Kristi Jackson, SIG chair, and in the meantime here are some photos from the event.

*We are especially happy to welcome the following folks as part of the organizing team for ICQI 2018: Caitlin Byrne, David Woods, Daniel Turner, Liz Cooper, Christian Schmeider, Leslie Porreau. and Maureen O’Neill. Thank you all!

**Proposals are generally due at the end of November for the following May conference – join us next year, and don’t forget to tag your submission as part of the Digital Tools for Qualitative Research special interest group!

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Another full slate of digital tools presentations this year!

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Christiane Page from the Qualitative Data Repository presents on the use of QDAS for archiving data.

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Kristi passes on the SIG leadership to Caitlin!

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Anne Kuckartz from MAXQDA speculates on the integration of quant and qual data

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Gerben Moerman shares his software for engaging in collaborative research

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Several sessions this year focused on negotiating social media as qualitative researchers

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One featured event was a Wiki Hack of the qualitative research wikipedia pages.

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Building the DTQR community

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Kristi proposes guidelines for reporting the use of QDAS in research reports.