Generating Qualitative Data Online with Arts-Based & Participatory Methods


e-research framework_JESThanks to everyone who attended the Social Research Association webinar, “Generating Qualitative Data online with Arts-Based & Participatory Methods! I created a clean recording of the session, and posted additional resources here:

Follow me @einterview to learn about future webinars and events. I hope to see you in the UK in autumn 2016, look for training offered through SRA!

Contact me with questions or follow-up.

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Join the Virtual Book Tour!

Doing Qualitative Research OnlineDoing Qualitative Research Online suggests a new way to think about qualitative research design in the digital world.

I am booking stops on a virtual book tour to introduce Doing Qualitative Research OnlineWe will explore and discuss practical strategies for teaching a course or workshop with the book, or designing research using the approaches described in the book. At each stop on the tour I will offer a free one-hour webinar, and during the subsequent week I will share resources and answer questions in an asynchronous discussion. Follow the tour here– I’ll post descriptions of each new site and add locations to the map!

Learn more about the book here. Haven’t purchased a copy? Get a discount with this coupon.

Want to create a virtual book tour for your book? Learn how!

 

interview-1 copyLet’s get started! Contact me to reserve a spot on the tour.

As host you are responsible for:

  • Selecting the webinar topic from three available options:
    • Getting Started: Online Design Basics,
    • Eliciting Data with Online Interviews or Focus Groups, or
    • Enacted Approaches for Generating Data with Arts-Based & Participatory Methods.
      Find more detailed descriptions of webinar and discussion options here.
  • Coordinating and scheduling the event with me,
  • Confirming attendance of at least 10 researchers, research faculty, and/or students,
  • Sharing suggested resources and readings with attendees,
  • Attending the webinar and participating in the discussion.

Contact me to discuss event options!

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Learn how to create your own virtual book tour!

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Go on the (Virtual) Road to Promote Your Book

TAA Blog post: 6 Key takeaways from the TAA webinar, ‘Go on the (Virtual) Road to Promote Your Book.’ The recording is online in the member resources. If you are an academic writer, consider joining!

 

road-tripWhether ​ you are self-publishing or working with a major publisher, you will need to actively promote your textbooks and encourage faculty to adopt them. Traditionally, writers have taken book tours and given talks, but textbook publishers are unlikely to fund world travel. Why not offer a book tour online? With the Doing Qualitative Research Online Virtual Book Tour I did just that. While some “virtual book tours” simply place guest posts or advertisements on potential readers’ sites, my highly interactive approach includes webinars and online discussions with groups or classes. In this one-hour webinar, I will share tales from the virtual road and steps you can take to launch your own tour.

e/merge Africa
e/merge Africa, based at the University of Cape Town  but serving all African educators, will host a week-long discussion and two webinars. Register here.
Maynooth University, Ireland
The first stop on the Doing Qualitative Research Online Virtual Book Tour is the Advanced Digital Research Methods class lead by ​Aphra Kerr of the Sociology Department in Maynooth University, Ireland. We'll discuss "Eliciting Data with Online Interviews or Focus Groups." This class is part of their MA in Sociology (Internet and Society) course.' 

Further information on the course can be found here. Follow Aphra on Twitter 
on @aphrak.
Enjoy your virtual visit to Maynooth University!



SAGE Publications MethodSpace
Webinar: "Online Research:  Holistic Thinking
and Qualitative Design"
Free webinar Wednesday, June 15 at 9 a.m. EST/4 p.m. GMT
Register: http://bit.ly/25jKKCk
Social Research Association
Generating Qualitative Data Online with Arts-Based & Participatory Methods Free webinar on April 7, 4 pm London Find time zone: http://bit.ly/22gaKJG
Register: http://bit.ly/DoQual
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
I will visit the Dpto. Organización de Empresas (Department of Management) for a 90 minute online seminar.
University of Stirling, Scotland
I am visiting the Theory and Methods of Digital Social Research class at the University of Stirling, in Glasgow,Scotland. It is great to exchange ideas with bright and curious students who are looking at the possibilities for using digital methods in social research.
Vision2Lead
Home base is Boulder, Colorado, at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains!

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Social Research Assoc.: Digital Methods, Consent

In May I will be offering both full-day training sessions (fee) and half-day seminars (free or discounted for SRA Members) with the Social Research Association in the UK and registration information is now online!

The sessions will be interactive, experiential and substantive. They are appropriate for qualitative researchers and those who teach and supervise research.

May 6: Full-day training in Edinburgh: Digital Methods for Qualitative Research. This session is now full!

May 7: Half-day seminar in Edinburgh: Getting to YES in the Digital Age: Informing Participants and Verifying Their Consent. 

May 8: Presenting at the Creative Research Methods conference in London: Seeing the Question, Showing the Answer: Visual Online Interviews.

May 11: Half-day seminar in LondonGetting to YES in the Digital Age: Informing Participants and Verifying Their Consent. will be joined by Matt Williams, founder of COSMOS, the Collaborative Online Social Media Observatory, and the session is chaired by Kandy Woodfield,  NatCen Social Research and New Social Research, New Social Science.

May 12: Full-day training in LondonDigital Methods for Qualitative Research.

The Qualitative E-Research Framework and Typology of Online Visual Methods provide holistic, systems-thinking approaches to considering choices in the context of research design for studies that make use of highly-interactive, visual and mobile communication technologies (Salmons, 2015, 2012).

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Collaboration Webinar at the Connecting Online Conference

I presented a webinar,  at the free Connecting Online Conference. Click link to access the recording for Designing and Evaluating Collaborative Projects: Three Conceptual Frameworks.

 Resources:

E-Social Constructivism in Context

Description of the session

What is collaboration? We’ll define it as: “an interactive process that engages two or more participants who work together to achieve outcomes they could not accomplish independently” (Salmons, 2014). Collaborative advantage refers to the synergistic outcomes that could not have been achieved by any player acting alone (Huxham & Vangen, 2005). To achieve collaborative advantage, participants need to do more than work together—they need to think together. Achieving collaborative advantage offers the potential for new ideas and innovation, shared ideas and peer learning.

Collaboration online offers many possibilities: we can bridge time and distance, share resources, and engage using verbal, visual or written communications. However, collaboration online also offers many challenges. How do we decide on shared goals and ways to achieve them? What technologies should we use? How do we decide who does what? And for instructors using collaborative projects, how can I know who contributed and how can I evaluate students individually and collectively?

The session will offer practical tips and resources for developing a clear design for the collaborative project, organization of the process and evaluation of the outcomes. Three conceptual frameworks will be introduced: the theory of e-social constructivism (Salmons, 2009), Taxonomy of Online Collaboration and the Typology of Collaborative Assessments (Salmons, 2006, 2007, 2014).

 

 

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Online Interviews for Active Learning Webinar (Archive)

View the recorded webinar here.

See sample exercises: E-Interviews for Active Learning in Class Projects.

Communications technologies allow us to keep in touch with far-flung friends and family, to work remotely, and to teach and learn online. We probably make different choices for the technology we use when we want to see the new baby across the country, versus when we are trying to finish a report we are writing with a colleague who is in another part of the world. Similarly, when we decide to use online communications technologies for research interviews, we need to make numerous decisions about which mode best supports the goal of the exchange. Then, we need to decide how to go about conducting the interview given that technology– how to create trust, develop rapport, and ask questions that will generate rich answers. Even though we may feel comfortable with our skills to communicate online, doing interviews requires another level of thinking and planning. How do we learn such skills? The availability of online communications tools means we can use e-interviews as experiential learning exercises in classes to achieve curricular goals as well as to develop online research skills.

This session will focus on use of online interviews in a) research methods courses to give students practice in planning and conducting interviews and b) in courses on other topics, where instructors want to bring real-world expertise into the discussion by having students interview practitioners. In either case, students are learning scholarly research skills and developing digital literacies in addition to gaining real-world perspectives on course content. Sample exercises will be offered that you can adapt for your own classes.

 

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Qualitative Online Interviews: Online Book Launch Events

Free webinars, discussions and tweetchats about using e-interviews in research.

Qualitative Online Interviews is now available in May from Sage Publications or your favorite bookseller. A series of online events will celebrate this book launch with far-reaching dialogue and exchange. See a video introduction to the new book and find more information posted on this site, including sample course outlines with assignments and learning activities ready for you to adapt to the needs of your own classes. For a limited time, you can use this Online Interviews Promo discount from Sage for Qualitative Online Interviews and/or Online Interview Research.

Free Synchronous & Asynchronous Events!

  • Online Interviews for Active Online Learning: Free webinar with IT4ALL
     June 7 at 11 AM EST
    http://blog.wiziq.com/start-summer-moodle-mooc-4 Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning, or IT4ALL founder Dr. Nellie Deutsch contributed to Cases in Online Interview Research. IT4ALL offers professional development and exchange for educators who use online technologies.
  • e/merge Africa Events,  July 21-25: Use What You Have: Online, Hybrid and Low-Bandwidth Option  Details TBA. e/merge is an educational technology network that offers professional development and exchange for educators and students throughout Africa.

Learn more and keep in touch!

“This book is ahead of its time. It tackles the complicated matter of merging technology with research in a rather lucid manner.” —David Lee Carlson, Arizona State University

“The text is an excellent example for providing effective and efficient instruction. Learners can easily navigate the various components, and it can be used for self-study. . . . Marvelous depth of coverage on the online interview process. It is at the leading edge of thinking in the field of e-research.” —Anne-Marie Armstrong, Colorado Technical University

“[This is] a very thoughtful and engaged text on very important 21st century issues. Concepts, even very difficult ones, are explained clearly and gracefully.”—Laura J. Hatcher, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Follow me on @einterview, Linked In or Facebook for event announcements. 

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ICQI: Resources & Materials

If you are looking for the resources I discussed in the Politics and Ethics of Qualitative Online Research you have come to the right place!

  • My report about ethics issues in online research and ethics codes, and the report about social media users’ perspectives, are both posted here. You can also view a short recording of my overview of the report:

  • A resource list of ethics codes, guidelines and statements that include discussion of online research ethics can be found here. Additional materials are posted here.
  • A collection of “E-Research Tips” are posted here, including one on informed consent with a link to a sample consent agreement.
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Webinar: See, Share, Create: Visual Methods for Online Interviews

Webinar: See, Share, Create: Visual Methods for Online Interviews

 

View a recording of the webinar!

It was recorded, in case you missed it. View here. We’ll share related conversation on the SCoPE community forum. Please post your thoughts, question, resources  and examples.

My new book Qualitative Online Interviews includes an entire chapter on visual methods in online interview research and a Typology of Online Visual Interview Methods.

See this YouTube video for an introduction: Visual Online Interviews.

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