Innovation and creativity in qualitative methodologies I

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Qualitative Research Specialty Group, Cultural Geography Specialty Group
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Day: 4/7/2019
Start / End Time: 2:00 PM / 3:40 PM
Room: Congressional A, Omni, West
Organizers: Chad Steacy
Chairs: Chad Steacy

Call for Submissions

In the past few years, as creative and increasingly sophisticated new ways of doing qualitative and mixed-methods research have emerged across the critical social sciences, many areas of geographic study are also being transformed by what might compellingly be called our second qualitative turn. Two important aspects of this quiet yet impactful shift deserve greater attention and scrutiny: the expanding diversity in the methodological tools being developed and utilized to produce geographic knowledge, and an expansion of research phenomena being treated to qualitative modes of analysis. This session sets out to elaborate both aspects by issuing a call for papers exhibiting research that does one (or more!) of the following:

* Engages with "new" or heretofore marginal qualitative methods, such as poetic analysis, auto-ethnography, narrative assembly, various creative arts practices, qualitative GIS etc.;
* Pursues geographic work utilizing by-now conventional qualitative methods – such as discourse and narrative analyses, ethnography, visual analysis, grounded theory, participatory research, etc. – that innovates or otherwise push the normative boundaries of their typical use;
* Applies qualitative methods in an area of research where quantitative work is the overwhelming norm;
* Combines two or more qualitative methodologies (or qualitative with quantitative analysis) to create new modes of multi-method work;
* Attempts to develop new or novel qualitative methodologies through grounded reflexive research and/or by translating from other disciplines;
*Reflects on the politics or ethics of using qualitative methods in various research, funding, or other knowledge-production settings
* Or another innovative engagement with qualitative methods we haven't mentioned.

Please submit abstract of 300 words or less to Chad Steacy (steacy@uga.edu) no later than Friday, October 19, 2018.

Session(s) sponsored by the Qualitative Research Specialty Group


Description

In the past few years, as creative and increasingly sophisticated new ways of doing qualitative and mixed-methods research have emerged across the critical social sciences, many areas of geographic study are also being transformed by what might compellingly be called our second qualitative turn. Two important aspects of this quiet yet impactful shift deserve greater attention and scrutiny: the expanding diversity in the methodological tools being developed and utilized to produce geographic knowledge, and an expansion of research phenomena being treated to qualitative modes of analysis. This session sets out to elaborate both aspects by issuing a call for papers exhibiting research that does one (or more!) of the following:

* Engages with "new" or heretofore marginal qualitative methods, such as poetic analysis, auto-ethnography, narrative assembly, various creative arts practices, qualitative GIS etc.;
* Pursues geographic work utilizing by-now conventional qualitative methods – such as discourse and narrative analyses, ethnography, visual analysis, grounded theory, participatory research, etc. – that innovates or otherwise push the normative boundaries of their typical use;
* Applies qualitative methods in an area of research where quantitative work is the overwhelming norm;
* Combines two or more qualitative methodologies (or qualitative with quantitative analysis) to create new modes of multi-method work;
* Attempts to develop new or novel qualitative methodologies through grounded reflexive research and/or by translating from other disciplines;
*Reflects on the politics or ethics of using qualitative methods in various research, funding, or other knowledge-production settings
* Or another innovative engagement with qualitative methods we haven't mentioned.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Cydney Seigerman*, University of Georgia, Presentations as Performance at Academic Conferences 20 2:00 PM
Presenter Vaishnavi Tripuraneni*, , Life or debt: An oral history approach to understanding the role of debt in farmer lives and livelihoods in Telangana, India. 20 2:20 PM
Presenter Thomas Crawford*, Virginia Tech, Bicycle Geographies: An Analysis of Recent Television Commercials 20 2:40 PM
Presenter Karen Kinslow*, University of Kentucky, Methods that Matter: Conceiving (of) Socio-ecological Research at Cane Run 20 3:00 PM
Discussant Daniella Hirschfeld University of California - Berkeley 20 3:20 PM

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