Mar 262014
 

Philadelphia Skyline

  • Sunday April 6th 2014 6:15-7:45pm
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center — 100 Level Room 119B
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Opening

Remembering and Honoring Elliot Eisner

Committee Reports

Awards

Egon Guba Lecture

Michelle Fine PortraitMichelle Fine
Distinguished professor, City University of New York
“Critical Participatory Action Research in Revolting Times”

Open discussion

2014 Book Award

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Feb 142014
 

Members of the Outstanding Book Award committee for the Qualitative Research SIG are delighted to announce the winning book for 2014:

  • The Constructivist Credo authored by Yvonna Lincoln and Egon Guba.

Congratulations! The four finalists for the award included:

  • Clandinin, D. J. (2013). Engaging in narrative inquiry. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
  • Knoester, M. (2012). Democractic education in practice: Inside the Mission Hill School. New York and London: Teachers College Press.
  • Leavy, P. (2013). Fiction as research practice. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
  • Lincoln, Y. S., & Guba, E. G. (2013). The constructivist credo. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

Thanks to all authors for their nominations. We hope that SIG members will put each of these books on their reading lists.

AERA QR-SIG Outstanding book award committee, 2014
Mary Gardiner, University of Idaho
Jenny Gordon, Binghamton University
Kathy Roulston (Chair), University of Georgia
Vicki Vescio, University of Florida
Nov 252013
 

Officers to be selected by AERA ballot

1. Chair
The Chair shall be responsible for the general administration of the QRSIG, for ensuring that the QRSIG Bylaws are followed, and act as liaison between the QRSIG and AERA and the QRSIG and the SIG Executive Committee. The Chair shall preside at all meetings of the Executive Committee and at the Annual Business Meeting. The Chair shall act as parliamentarian or shall appoint a QRSIG member to serve in that role for each meeting. The Chair shall appoint ad hoc committees as needed. Unless otherwise specified in these Bylaws, the Chair of the QRSIG shall appoint persons to assist officers, to chair committees or to carry out other work of the QRSIG.
2. Program Co-Chair
The program co-chair shall be responsible for organizing peer reviews of submitted conference proposals, ranking of proposals based on the peer reviews, accepting and rejecting proposals, creating sessions, and informing submitters of the acceptance or rejection of their proposals. She/he will also invite papers for special sessions as deemed appropriate and eliminate or transfer papers to other sections/divisions deemed unsuitable based on the mission of the SIG. The chair will also review proposals as required if reviewers’ comments do not point to consensus, or if additional reviews are needed.

Self nominations are encouraged. Each nomination shall be sent to the SIG Chair. It should include a brief biographical statement highlighting the nominee’s qualitative research accomplishments, involvement with AERA and SIGs, and prior leadership experience, and a perspective statement of one’s role and contributions to the QR SIG (250 words).

Deadline for nominations: Oct 30th 2013

Send nominations electronically to:
Mirka Koro-Ljungberg, QR SIG chair
Mirka@ufl.edu

Officers to be selected by QR SIG membership ballot

1. Webmaster
Webmaster designs and maintains the website with the assistance of committee members.
2. Mentoring Committee: Member (1)
The members, along with the chair, will create different mentoring opportunities for senior and junior faculty as well as graduate students. Mentoring can take place during AERA annual meeting and it can also happen through virtual or other forms of networking.

Self nominations are encouraged. Each nomination shall be sent to the SIG Chair. All nominations should include: 1) a paragraph describing nominee’s qualifications, 2) a paragraph describing individual’s contributions to the committee in question. Please consider nominating yourself or your colleagues for these important positions.

Deadline for nominations: Oct 30th 2013

Send nominations electronically to:
Mirka Koro-Ljungberg, QR SIG chair
Mirka@ufl.edu

Sep 182013
 

The Qualitative Research SIG (QR-SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) invites nominations of dissertations in educational research that exemplify excellence in qualitative methodology and that may typify the SIG’s mission to emphasize “ways that qualitative research may contribute to reducing inequality and injustice in schools and society.” AERA will also recognize the winner of the QR-SIG outstanding qualitative dissertation award.

Dissertation nominations should also add to theoretical and practical knowledge concerning contemporary methodological issues in qualitative research* in order to be considered for the award. For example, a recent winner interrogated the privileged role scientifically based research (SBR) in education has achieved in American educational systems through Foucault’s frameworks of genealogy and governmentality.

*Please be aware that dissertations utilizing qualitative methods, but that do not contribute significantly to the theorization or implementation of qualitative methodology and do not substantially address contemporary issues in qualitative methodology, are not eligible for the award.

Dissertations defended during Spring/Summer/Fall 2013 semesters and no later than Friday, December 6, 2013, will be eligible for consideration. The committee chair must receive nominations by Monday, December 9, 2013. The committee will not consider late or incomplete nominations. The committee chair will contact award finalists by the third week of January 2014. Finalists will then be asked to supply a completed copy of their dissertation to distribute to the committee for further consideration.

Send nomination packets to:

D. Eric Archer, Ph.D.
200 Gabel Hall
Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
darcher@niu.edu (electronic submission strongly encouraged)

To nominate a dissertation, the nomination packet must include the following five (5) items (if submitting paper copies, submit 3 complete sets of materials):

  1. One letter of faculty endorsement from a member of the student’s dissertation committee who is also an AERA member, attesting that the dissertation was completed by the student during the award period specified above and that the faculty member nominating or endorsing the nomination served on the dissertation committee. The letter should include the dissertation defense date, a brief clarification of the purposes, scope and quality of the student’s dissertation research, an explanation of how the dissertation contributes to the field of qualitative methodology (in terms of theory and practice) and a discussion of why it is deserving of this methodological award.
  2. A title page for the dissertation (including university/college, name of the professor chairing, and a complete list of committee members). In addition to the title page, please include contact information (postal and e-mail) of either the student or the nominator that can be used for all correspondence regarding the award.
  3. The Table of Contents from the dissertation.
  4. A summary of the dissertation, prepared by the student, that gives an overview of the research, a description of individual chapters, and a statement that provides a context for how the representative chapter submitted (see item 5 below) fits within the overall dissertation (double spaced, 12 pt. font, 10 pages maximum).
  5. One representative chapter from the dissertation that best exemplifies the contribution of the dissertation to theorizing and implementing qualitative methodology.

Criteria for judging the merits of the dissertations include:

  1. The significance and timeliness of the methodological issue(s) addressed;
  2. The integrity and quality of the discussion and implementation of the qualitative methods used in the study, and;
  3. The contribution of the dissertation to the advancement of knowledge about an area of or issue in qualitative research methodology in education.
Sep 112013
 

2014 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 2014 annual meeting of AERA in Philadelphia, PA. Books published with 2012 or 2013 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 Friday, November 1, 2013. 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 2013 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
USA
email roulston@uga.edu

Jul 182013
 

Hello all! Here it is–finally–up on the website. Sorry for the delay.

Qualitative Research SIG
Call for Proposals
AERA Annual Conference 2014Philadelphia, PA
April 3-7, 2014
Conference Theme: “The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy”
Submission Deadline: July 22, 2013, 11:59PM Pacific Time

Call Details:

The AERA theme of this year’s call encourages submissions that tackle how educational research can be utilized to address persistent issues in education in innovative ways that influence policy and practice. Given the theme of the 2014 meeting, we welcome submissions that highlight how qualitative research contributes to investigating, challenging, enhancing, and enacting the power of education research for innovation in policy and practice.

Specifically, the Qualitative Research SIG invites papers that foreground discussions of qualitative methodology and analysis. Qualitative Research includes a wide range of methodological, theoretical, and analytic approaches to education research, including but not limited to interpretive, critical, post-structural, posthumanist frameworks, and the multitude of approaches that get produced from working their intersections.

The Qualitative Research SIG strongly encourages submissions that emphasize methodologically innovative approaches that disrupt, reframe, and re-imagine the notion of “innovation,” as well as the role of qualitative research in policy and practice. How is qualitative research always already innovative and what does it offer education research? How do methodological and analytic approaches to qualitative research currently influence practice and policy? How might we continue to envision our contributions to the future of education and qualitative research?

We also encourage submissions that challenge methodological orthodoxy and help us transgress and push the boundaries of qualitative inquiry. While proposals that address the yearly theme are encouraged, proposals on all topics that make contributions to qualitative research methodologies are welcomed.

We invite scholars from all divisions and SIGs to submit proposals. The AERA online submission system is now open, and details about the formal call for proposals and the July 22, 2013 deadline can be found at http://aera.net/‍Portals/38/docs/‍Annual_Meeting/2014 Annual Meeting/‍2014AMCallforSubmissionsRvd.pdf

As a reminder, paper submissions must not identify the author(s) in any way; session submissions (e.g., symposia) must identify the authors. Proposals for papers, posters, roundtables, and symposia/sessions are invited, and innovative session designs are encouraged. In order to accommodate flexibility in program decisions, please select all of the formats in which you would be willing to present your work; every year there are far more spots available for poster presentations and roundtable papers than individual papers and symposia. Please also note that ‘working group roundtables’ and ‘structured poster sessions’ count as symposia (even though they are named to suggest otherwise), and thus compete against numerous other proposed sessions for a small number of slots.

Please share this call for proposals with all who may be interested.  The number of sessions allocated to each SIG is determined by the number of proposals and the size of our active membership, so please consider our SIG as a place to share your work, and renew your SIG membership when you submit your proposals.  Encourage students and colleagues to join our SIG too.

All information about the annual meeting can be found at
www.aera.net
You can also go there to volunteer to serve as a session chair or discussant for Qualitative Research SIG sessions at the 2014 meeting.  These are especially important roles for senior scholars, in order to provide leadership and mentoring.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

AERA Qualitative SIG Program Co-Chairs

Kate McCoy Sara Childers
mccoyk@newpaltz.edu schilders@bamaed.ua.edu
SUNY-New Paltz University of Alabama

2013 Book Award

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Jun 092013
 

The winner of the 2013 Book Award is Eve Tuck for her book Urban Youth and School Pushout: Gateways, Get-Aways, and the GED. Her book was chosen from 6 nominations:

  1. Conrad, D. (2011, Sense Publishers). Athabasca’s Going Unmanned: An Ethnodrama about Incarcerated Youth.
  2. Cooper, K. & White, R. E. (2012, Springer). Qualitative Research in the Post-Modern Era: Contexts of Qualitative Research.
  3. Maxwell, J. A. (2011, Sage). A Realist Approach for Qualitative Research.
  4. Norris, J., Sawyer, R. D., & Lund, D. E. (Eds.) (2012, Left Coast Press). Duoethnography: Dialogic Methods for Social, Health, And Educational Research.
  5. Ravitch, S. M. & Riggan, J. M. (2011, Sage). Reason and Rigor: How Conceptual Frameworks Guide Research.
  6. Tuck, E. (2011, Routledge). Urban Youth and School Pushout: Gateways, Get-Aways, and the GED.

Congratulations, Eve!

QR SIG Social

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Apr 042013
 

The QR SIG is hosting an informal get-together in San Francisco for our graduate students, early career researchers and faculty, and new QR SIG members.  We will meet at Jasper’s Corner Tap (401 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102) from 8.30-10.00pm on Monday April 29th, after the Business Meeting.  We will convene in the bar area. We have not reserved a space specifically for our group, but we have been assured the bar area is large and accommodating.  We will bring along small signs to put on our tables so that QR SIG members can find one another.

Leave your stress and worries at the door and let’s plan to unwind, have some fun, and support one another!  We look forward to meeting our newest colleagues and members!

Cheers,
Jennifer Wolgemuth, QR SIG Mentoring Committee Chair
Eric Archer, QR SIG Dissertation Award Committee Chair
Mirka Koro-Ljungberg, QR SIG Chair

Mar 222013
 

We have an exciting program for you this year in San Francisco! The program co-chairs Carolyn Stevenson and Kate McCoy report that the competition for spots on the program was fierce this year. We had 25 session submissions, but were only able to accept 6. We had 78 paper submissions, but were only able to accept 33. Papers and sessions went through a rigorous review process. What you see on the program are those receiving the highest ratings from the peer review panel. Outside of that process, we decided to include two invited sessions to appeal especially to graduate students — the session on excellence in dissertation research and the Fireside Chat on methodological emancipation. We hope you find this year’s offerings challenging, inspiring, and entertaining!

Special Sessions — Focus on Graduate Students:

Contesting Ourselves: “Determining Excellence” in Qualitative Dissertation Research, with Mark Vagle, Lisa Loutzenheiser, Joseph Maxwell, David Eric Archer, Debora Hinderliter Ortloff, and Adrienne Dixson
Sun, Apr 28 — 10:35am — 12:05pm, Hilton Union Square, Sixth Level — Tower 3 Lombard
Methodological Emancipation: Fireside Chat for Graduate Students, with Cynthia B. Dillard, Monique Antoinette Guishard, Mirka E. Koro-Ljungberg, Lisa (Leigh) Patel Patel, Jerry L. Rosiek, Eve Tuck. Organized by Diedre Houchen and Melanie Acosta.
Tue, Apr 30 — 10:20am — 11:50am, Grand Hyatt, Ballroom Level – Redwood

Symposia:

Working “the Glow”: Reconceptualizing Data With/as the Deleuzian Event, with Maggie MacLure, Lisa Mazzei, Elizabeth Mary Jones, and Rachel Holmes.
Sat, Apr 27 — 2:15pm — 3:45pm, Grand Hyatt, Ballroom Level — Redwood

Methodologies That Move: Circus and Celebration of Unthinkable Qualitative Inquiry, with Mirka Koro-Ljungberg, Aaron Kuntz, Kate McCoy, Ryan Evely Gildersleeve, and Robert Donmoyer
Sun, Apr 28 — 8:15am — 9:45am, Sir Francis Drake, Second Level – Carmel
Visualizing Bodies in Space and Place: Methodological Challenges in Researching Young Femininities, Masculinities, and Sexualities, with Michael Kehler, Jessica Ringrose, Emma Renold, and Marnina Gonick.
Sun, Apr 28 — 12:25pm — 1:55pm, Grand Hyatt, Second Level — Belvedere
Pedagogical Narrations as a Methodology for Qualitative Educational Research, with Denise Hodgins, Sherry Rose, Deborah Anne Thompson, and Pam Whitty
Mon, Apr 29 — 10:35am — 12:05pm, Grand Hyatt, Theatre Level — Orpheum

Beyond Reflexivity and Advocacy: Toward the Ontological Turn in Social Inquiry, with Patti Lather, Jerry Rosiek, Alecia Youngblood Jackson, Lisa Mazzei, and Scott Pratt
Tue, Apr 30 — 8:00am — 10:00am, Grand Hyatt, Ballroom Level – Redwood
From Working the Ruins to Promiscuity: Continuing the Conversation on the Future of Feminist Methodology, with Sara Childers, Becky Atkinson, Stephanie Daza, Jeong-Eun Rhee, and Francyne Huckaby
Tue, Apr 30 — 12:10pm — 1:40pm, Hotel Nikko, Third Level — Nikko I

Roundtables:

New Media in Qualitative Research, Sat, Apr 27 — 12:00pm — 1:30pm, Sir Francis Drake, Second Level – Empire


Methodological Questions in Qualitative Research, Sun, Apr 28 — 10:35am — 12:05pm, Sir Francis Drake, Second Level – Empire

Teachers and Children in Qualitative Research, Sun, Apr 28 — 2:15pm — 3:45pm, Sir Francis Drake, Second Level — Empire

Language, Discourse in Qualitative Research, Mon, Apr 29 — 8:15am — 9:45am, Sir Francis Drake, Second Level – Empire

Self, Identity, Reflexivity, Voice in Qualitative Research, Tue, Apr 30 — 5:05pm — 6:35pm, Sir Francis Drake, Second Level — Empire

Focus on Methods in Qualitative Research, Wed, May 1 — 8:15am — 9:45am, Sir Francis Drake, Second Level – Empire

The Trouble With Data, Wed, May 1 — 12:25pm — 1:55pm, Sir Francis Drake, Second Level – Empire

Theory in Qualitative Research, Wed, May 1 — 2:15pm — 3:45pm, Sir Francis Drake, Second Level – Empire


Special thanks are extended to 2013 Reviewers. Your willingness to dedicate time and effort reviewing the proposals is greatly appreciated.

Matiul Alam, Becky M. Atkinson, Eric Bernstein, Sari K. Biklen, Felice D. Billups, Chris Brkich, Sara M. Childers, Randall F. Clemens, Shelley K. Erickson, Lance D. Fusarelli, Lisa DeAnn Garcia, Ryan Evely Gildersleeve, Jenny Gordon, Judith L. Green, Michael G. Gunzenhauser, Valerie J. Janesick, Patrick M. Jenlink, Laura M. Jewett, Mirka E. Koro-Ljungberg, Hillevi Lenz Taguchi, Lisa W. Loutzenheiser, Joseph A. Maxwell, Lisa A. Mazzei, Wanda Pillow, Marleen Carol Pugach, Jeong-Eun Rhee, Jerry L. Rosiek, Kathryn J. Roulston, Jenifer J. Schneider, Audra Skukauskaite, Mark D. Vagle, Jennifer R. Wolgemuth, K. Wayne Yang.

Jun 142012
 

Qualitative Research SIG
Call for Proposals
Annual Conference 2013—San Francisco, April 27–May 1
 
Submission Deadline: July 22, 2012

Synopsis of AERA’s general theme for the 2013 conference:
Education has long been seen as a way out of poverty. Educational systems also perpetuate cycles of poverty and wealth. Poverty interacts with education through local, national, and international systems of financial markets and the global knowledge economy. The goal is to consider the relationships of education and poverty. The theme is conceived broadly to include the ways that education theory, research, policy, and praxis contribute to alleviating economic, intellectual and moral poverty.

We would like Qualitative Research SIG members to consider the meaning of this general theme for conducting qualitative research in education that deals with these issues. How can concepts of poverty, wealth, resources, having enough, care-taking, and responsibility be fruitfully studied through qualitative research methods—especially in studies that engage either and/or both privileged and/or struggling communities and people? We are especially interested in methodologically innovative approaches that disrupt, reframe, and re-imagine the deficit discourses often applied to poor people and people of color, especially in regard to poverty and material wealth, but also presumed cultural deficit and impoverishment.

The AERA online submission system is now open, and details about the formal call for proposals and the July 22, 2012 deadline can be found at http://www.aera.net/Portals/38/docs/Publications/AERA%20Highlights/AERA2013AMCallForSubmissions.pdf

While proposals which address the yearly theme are encouraged, proposals on all topics that make contributions to qualitative research methodologies are welcomed. Proposals for papers, posters, roundtables, and symposia/sessions are invited, and innovative session designs are encouraged. In order to accommodate flexibility in program decisions, please select all of the formats in which you would be willing to present your work; every year there are far more spots available for poster presentations and roundtable papers than individual papers and symposia. Please also note that ‘working group roundtables’ and ‘structured poster sessions’ count as symposia (even though they are named to suggest otherwise), and thus compete against numerous other proposed sessions for a small number of slots.

Please share this call for proposals with all who may be interested.  The number of sessions allocated to each SIG is determined by the number of proposals and the size of our active membership, so please consider our SIG as a place to share your work, and renew your SIG membership when you submit your proposals.  Encourage students and colleagues to join our SIG too.  

All information about the annual meeting can be found at www.aera.net. You can also go there to volunteer to serve as a session chair or discussant for Qualitative Research SIG sessions at the 2013 meeting.  These are especially important roles for senior scholars, in order to provide leadership and mentoring.  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kate McCoy & Carolyn Stevenson

AERA Qualitative SIG Program Co-Chairs