Call for Abstracts: The Qualitative Report Conference

CFP qual


Where: Fully Online

When: January 12-15, 2021

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Conference Submissions Link

Conference Theme: 30 Years as a Learning Community

Since 1990, The Qualitative Report (TQR) has served as a global learning community for qualitative researchers. As a journal, we give researchers an outlet to report their qualitative research and to reflect on how they conduct their work. We have trained a generation of editors and reviewers to provide effective and supportive mentoring to our authors. Our readers download thousands of TQR articles every day and authors cite these works at a rate that grows dramatically each year. As an online resource, we provide unique guides to qualitative research web sites, software apps, design and methodology texts, and teaching and learning qualitative inquiry resources. As a weekly news source, we share the latest developments in the world of qualitative research, new calls for…

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A COVID-19 tanglegram

untangling the furball of covid19

This Sociological Life

It’s Social Science Week, and one way to emphasise the complex and nuanced insights offered by social research is to present this COVID-19 tanglegram that I have just drawn. I have built on my own and others’ research into the COVID crisis and its many dimensions in making this tanglegram.

The concept of the ‘tanglegram’ comes from the work of the archeologist Ian Hodder. It’s a similar idea to a mind map or concept map, but it focuses on relationships between people and material things rather than on ideas or concepts. In his 2012 book Entangled: An Archaeology of the Relationships Between Humans and Things, Hodder explains his sociomaterial perspective. He argues for an approach that can demonstrate how a thing brings other things and people together. It is not a matter of identifying what things ‘do’ for people in a certain cultural and historical context but instead…

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Best 8 of 8 years thoughts about doctoral writing

8 of 8: 8 blogs from 8 years from doctoral ed blog


by Susan Carter, Cally Guerin and Claire Aitchison

It’s now the 8th anniversary of the first DoctoralWriting SIG post. To celebrate this with a quietness that befits doctoral writing in the time of Covid 19, we’ve chosen what could be regarded as the eight top posts, with links to these posts so that you can view them if you haven’t already. That slyly evasive passive verb ‘could be regarded’ of the last sentence is deliberate: it was a tough job choosing 8 bests from 344 posts, and other options would be equally defensible. So, although we have numbered these to ensure there really are 8, the order has no significance whatsoever.

First criteria for our choice was most viewed. Views give an inkling of what people in the doctoral writing community are looking for. We think that this signals more than just how cunningly baited the click…

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