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TQR 2013 – wrap up day 1

Live from Fort Lauderdale at The Qualitative Report Fourth Annual Conference.

Here is a quick highlight of all the cool stuff I learned about.

Start off with an opening plenary Address by Dr. Sharlene Janice Nagy Hesse-Biber. The whole talk was based around Mcluhan’s famous “the medium is the message.

How the Internet and new technology are changing the boundaries, making them fluid. Especially the ethical boundaries, the analytical boundaries and the interaction boundaries. This is expending our conceptual framework. What is ou experience?

There are new way to visualise data with 3D layered map that show not only space, but time as well. And we need new way to represent our research of the web 2.0 since it is a living interctional space.


Reflexivity, Transparency and Collaboration with Digital Tools

by Jessica Lester, Trena Paulus, and Paul Dempster

After my own presentation. I listen about the affordances and constraints of the new tools in the context of qualitative inquiry.

A page for a quick v iew on Using ATLAS.ti for conversation and discourse analysis projects


A cool book tat will come out soon: Paulus, T., Lester, J. N. & Dempster, P. (Publication scheduled for November 2013). Digital tools for qualitative research. London, UK: Sage.


Creative Qualitative Inquiry And Digital Methodological Imagnination

by Thalia Mulvihill and Raji Swaminathan

That was a really fun and mind expanding experience. Here some fun things to do with your data:

  1. paint your emotional respond to your data
  2. Write a letter to your participants (don’t send it)
  3. take photos of your data, your desk…
  4. imagine new way you can look at it. Remember being rigorous does not mean being rigid

Here is an article to learn more about  this:

Creative Qualitative Inquiry: Innovative Graduate Level Pedagogies Shaped by Educational Technologies

by Thalia Mulvihill and Raji Swaminathan

“This article describes and analyzes the experiences of two tenured university professors at two different US universities located in the Midwest as they collaborate to design and carry-out innovative pedagogies related to teaching doctoral level qualitative research methods courses. One of the primary elements of the innovations under examination is the

form and function of educational technologies (ETs). ETs are understood to be tools for data collection, data analysis and data display, as well as conceptual conduits for understanding socially constructed knowledge. The authors also argue that ETs have epistemological histories (and futures) and innovative pedagogies for graduate education ought to

include robust experimentation with multi-genre/multi-modal texts (Bakhtin, 1981; Bochner and Ellis, 2002; Janesick,

2010; Willis, 2008) that use ETs. Blogs that include audio and visual data representations, social media tools for

communication and collaboration, as well as iPad and iPhone technologies are all ripe for experimentation as they relate

to creative qualitative inquiry (CQI) and the creation of new innovative pedagogies.

Keywords: Qualitative Inquiry, Innovative Pedagogies, Graduate Education, Multi-Modal Texts, Multi-Genre Texts.”



The Paperless Literature Review for Qualitative Research

Virginia Britt, Jennifer Lubke, and Elizabeth Norton (2 of them were on the screen via google hangout)

They went through the process of organizing and managing resources that is a necessary skill for qualitative researchers. They shared how they implemented their own practice of paperless storage, annotation and organization of academic

Literature with tool like goodreader, mendley and atalas.They demonstrate the life-cycle of a paperless academic text from its retrieval through to its use in a literature review, highlighting favorite tools and discussing the affordances and constraints of going paperless.

Check out their compilation of tools and how to use them: