Innovation and creativity in qualitative methodologies II

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Qualitative Research Specialty Group, Cultural Geography Specialty Group
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Day: 4/7/2019
Start / End Time: 3:55 PM / 5:35 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.


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 Julia Hildebrand*, Drexel University, Auto-Drone-Technography 20 3:55 PM
Presenter Shelley Grant*, PPGNHI/UW Seattle, Mapping Infertility Health Morality and Ethics: Exploring Uses of qGIS for Analysing Changes in the Governance of Assisted Reproductive Technologies 20 4:15 PM
Presenter Tracy De Cotta*, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, Peter Kamstra, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, Anthony McCosker, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, Mapping everyday humanitarian action through social media 20 4:35 PM
Presenter Haifa AlArasi*, University of Toronto , Ron Buliung, University of Toronto Mississauga , On the move: Ethnographic accounts of adolescents’ non-school (im)mobility 20 4:55 PM
Presenter Jesse Proudfoot*, University of Durham, Between rapport and the analytic screen: Empathy and otherness in qualitative research 20 5:15 PM

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