We would like to invite you to join us for our upcoming Qualitative Short Courses July 19-22, 2021, which is sponsored by Wayne State University. These courses were rescheduled due to instructor-related complications. This upcoming program will offer participants their choice of two courses, each lasting four days, with an emphasis on hands-on experience and on the application of the topic with an equal amount of lecture and lab-time. Instructors are leading methodological scholars recognized within the organizational studies and management areas as experts on their topics, and several are current or past editors of leading organizational journals.

Registration is still open! Registration deadline is July 15th.

The specific set of courses to be offered include:

Option #1: “Crafting High Quality Qualitative Research via a Phronetic Iterative Approach” – Dr. Sarah J. Tracy, Arizona State University

This workshop offers a step-by-step process for engaging qualitative research via a phronetic iterative approach, including research design, data collection, coding, interpretation, analysis and writing. Along the way, participants will learn strategies for achieving quality in qualitative research across disciplines and paradigmatic leanings. Based upon material in the instructor’s book Qualitative Research Methods: Collecting Evidence, Crafting Analysis, Communicating Impact and article, Qualitative quality: Eight “big-tent” criteria for excellent qualitative research, participants will learn techniques so that their research evidences: 1) worthy topic, 2) rich rigor, 3) sincerity, 4) credibility, 5) resonance, 6) significant contribution, 7) ethics and 8) meaningful coherence. Additionally, they will be presented with claim-making and theory building heuristics as well as arts-based approaches that help their research have resonance and significance beyond the case at hand. This workshop is ideal for students, researchers, grant-writers, and instructors of qualitative methods—both those new to these areas as well as experienced. The phronetic iterative approach offers a useful pedagogical model and the quality conceptualization provides a common language of qualitative best practices that can be recognized as integral by a variety of audiences.

As a result of the workshop, participants will learn to:

  • Understand unique value of qualitative approaches and a phronetic iterative approach.
  • Design research questions appropriate for qualitative research
  • Learn best practices related to research design, including research questions, participant witnessing, and interviewing.
  • Learn and practice qualitative data analysis techniques, such as open coding and in vivo coding, creating a qualitative codebook, and the differences between first and second level codes.
  • Practice artistic qualitative approaches such as picture drawing and metaphor analysis.
  • Learn how to transform lots of data and codes to specific claims and arguments so that the research can provide significant theoretical contributions, resonate/transfer to a variety of settings, and provide important practical implications.
  • Understand the environment surrounding “rigor” and “quality” and answer the question, “why criteria?”
  • Discuss why conventional (quantitative) yardsticks for research rigor are inappropriate for qualitative research
  • Introduce a language and conversational domain that articulates what quality looks like in qualitative research
  • Talk through and practice a number of techniques for creating quality
  • Hear behind the scenes
  • tips from Sarah Tracy’s qualitative research projects
  • Practice writing qualitative research and discuss how to overcome common publishing challenges

Tracy, S. J. (2020). Qualitative research methods: Collecting evidence, crafting analysis, communicating impact, 2nd Ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Tracy, S. J. (2010). Qualitative quality: Eight “big-tent” criteria for excellent qualitative research. Qualitative Inquiry, 16, 837-851.

Tracy, S. J. (2018). A phronetic iterative approach to data analysis in qualitative research. Journal of Qualitative Research, 19: 2, 61-76. doi.org/10.22284/qr.2018.19.2.61

Option #2: “Doing Grounded Theory Research” –Dr. Elaine Hollensbe, University of Cincinnati

This course will explore the process of conducting a grounded theory study. Through readings, discussion (exemplar and how-to articles) and hands-on exercises, the session begins with generating research questions and interview protocols; collecting data (e.g., participatory, interview, secondary); the coding process; other data analytic processes beyond coding; generating a grounded model; and navigating the review process. This seminar will examine how to ensure trustworthiness and rigor in grounded theory research, and consider challenges of conducting such research when you’ve been trained primarily in quantitative research.

Registration information can be found on the CARMA website https://carmattu.wpengine.com/sc-detroit-qual/ .

Members receive a 50% discount, Professional Association members will receive a 20% discount.

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