Innovations in teaching qualitative methods in geography I

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Qualitative Research Specialty Group, Geographic Perspectives on Women Specialty Group, Cultural Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM
Room: Delaware A, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: Lise Nelson, Lorraine Dowler
Chairs: Lorraine Dowler


Two linked panels will share experiences and explore innovative strategies for teaching qualitative methods, with the intention of improving qualitative methods training in geography at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Panelists will share innovations in the design of syllabi; in the use of particular activities, readings or class assignments; in mentoring graduate students on methods and research design; and/or they will discuss ways to advocate for expanding qualitative methods training and funding at an institutional level. Potential topics include: teaching feminist, decolonial and/or participatory methods; helping students effectively link theory to research design; assisting students in grasping epistemological and ethical issues in research; designing exercises that provide hands-on experience collecting and analyzing qualitative data; teaching the use of new social media for data collection or research dissemination; designing fundable qualitative projects. We will leave plenty of time for dialog and audience-wide discussion in these panel sessions.


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Katharine Rankin University of Toronto 10
Panelist Richard Schein University Of Kentucky 10
Panelist Naomi Adiv Portland State University 10
Panelist Caroline Faria University of Texas - Austin 10
Panelist Emily Kaufman University of Kentucky 10
Panelist Lise Nelson University of Arizona - Geography & Development 10

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