I can’t believe how quickly the week has gone by. Days 3 to 5 were the last days of the Thinking Qualitatively Workshop Series (TQ), and day 6 was the first day of the Advances in Qualitative Methods Conference (AQM). Days 7 and 8 will be the remainder of the conference, followed by two days of research days for our Institute of Learning Innovation at the University of Leicester. A slight math error. This is a 10 days stretch, not 9 as previously stated.
Workshops at TQ were half days, with 8 in total. I have attended the following:
- Building a persuasive argument: Using the literature to your advantage, with Dr Lisa Given
- Introduction to interpretive description, with Dr Sally Thorne
- Introducing two person interviews, with Dr David Morgan
- Introduction to qualitative data analysis, with Dr Sarah Wall
- An intro to focus groups, with Dr Anthony Onwuegbuzie, Leah McAlister-Shields, Shirley Dickerson, and Magdalena Denham
- Writing your dissertation, with Dr Jude Spiers
- Social media data analysis with NVivo 10, with Allan McDougall
- Online qualitative research: Internet as a new medium and territory for qualitative research, with Dr Guendalina Graffigna
Today was the first day for AQM. While TQ had attendees from 21 countries, including Canada, the number rose to 27 for AQM. Of course, there were more than 1 from many countries.
We are having an enjoyable week.