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Directed Qualitative Content Analysis (Dqlca): A Tool For Conflict Analysis, Naupess K. Kibiswa PhD 2019 Université Catholique du Congo (UCC)

Directed Qualitative Content Analysis (Dqlca): A Tool For Conflict Analysis, Naupess K. Kibiswa Phd

The Qualitative Report

Qualitative Content Analysis (QlCA) is a research methodology carried on in either an inductive or deductive way. The former way is widely used by qualitative researchers and is more presented in qualitative research manuals than the latter is. While in the inductive approach, the researcher draws categories/themes from data she collected to start her research, in the deductive, aka, directed approach, she rather draws them from (an) existing theory/ies to set up the categories/themes that guide her research. The deductive or directed qualitative content analysis (DQlCA) is used to test, to corroborate the pertinence of the theory ...


Hope, Courage, And Resilience In The Lives Of Transgender Women Of Color, Nadine Ruff, Amy B. Smoyer, Jean Breny 2019 Southern Connecticut State University

Hope, Courage, And Resilience In The Lives Of Transgender Women Of Color, Nadine Ruff, Amy B. Smoyer, Jean Breny

The Qualitative Report

There is a lack of qualitative and strengths-based knowledge about the lived experience of transgender women of color in the US. To address this research gap, a Photovoice project was undertaken with five transgender women living in a small urban area. Thematic analysis of the participants’ discussion of their photographs identified three major themes: hope, courage, and resilience. Analysis suggests a framework for understanding these women’s lived experiences and the psychosocial tools that they use to negotiate their daily lives and persevere in the face of interpersonal and structural oppression.


Frenemies In The Academy: Relational Aggression Among African American Women Academicians, Wendi S. Williams, Catherine Lynne Packer-Williams 2019 Mills College

Frenemies In The Academy: Relational Aggression Among African American Women Academicians, Wendi S. Williams, Catherine Lynne Packer-Williams

The Qualitative Report

Black women academicians represent a highly educated group that at times hold positional power within institutions of higher education. In this paper, the authors utilize a critical race feminist frame to explore their experiences with relational aggressive dynamics within higher education work settings. Using auto-narrative qualitative methodology, they collected data through scholarly personal narratives in the form of journals. The entries were analyzed by utilizing an intersectional lens with a focus on coping. Data analysis yielded four themes framed as coping with frenemy dynamics between individuals and contexts. The authors consider the contribution of individual, institutional and structural elements.


Unpacking Global Service-Learning In Developing Contexts: A Case Study From Rural Tanzania, Ann M. Oberhauser, Rita Daniels 2019 Iowa State University

Unpacking Global Service-Learning In Developing Contexts: A Case Study From Rural Tanzania, Ann M. Oberhauser, Rita Daniels

Ann Oberhauser

This article examines intercultural aspects of global service-learning (GSL) focused on gender and sustainable development in rural Tanzania. The discussion draws from critical development and postcolonial feminist approaches to examine how GSL addresses globalization, social histories, and political economies of development. The empirical analysis is based on a program that is designed to develop global awareness, intercultural competence, and critical thinking among students and communities. The relationships, discourses, and actions of the participants are examined through written assignments, a focus group discussion, and observations of activities and the community. The findings of this study contribute to broader debates concerning experiential ...


Transformation From Within: Practicing Global Education Through Critical Feminist Pedagogy, Ann M. Oberhauser 2019 Iowa State University

Transformation From Within: Practicing Global Education Through Critical Feminist Pedagogy, Ann M. Oberhauser

Ann Oberhauser

This paper examines the transformative role of critical feminist pedagogy as it applies to global experiential learning. I argue that a feminist approach to global education challenges racialized, neoliberal, and colonizing dimensions of higher education. Global experiential learning provides the basis for an interactive or relational form of critical feminist pedagogy within cross-cultural and transnational communities. The methodology for this research is grounded in decolonizing and feminist pedagogies that address multiple levels of engagement within the education process and among students, faculty, and communities. This discussion demonstrates how critical feminist pedagogy effectively addresses societal issues concerning power, privilege, and knowledge ...


Exploring Critical Events In An Inaugural Arts-Based Research Class Through Ethnographic Mapping And Poetry-Enriched Narrative Sketches, Janet Richards, Steve Haberlin 2019 University of South Florida

Exploring Critical Events In An Inaugural Arts-Based Research Class Through Ethnographic Mapping And Poetry-Enriched Narrative Sketches, Janet Richards, Steve Haberlin

The Qualitative Report

Arts-based research (ABR) employs the arts to explore the “experiences of researchers and the people they involve in their studies” (McNiff, 2008, p. 29). Acknowledgement of ABRs’ potential for enhancing social science inquiry has gained momentum along with the development of new ABR methods courses. However, there is a lack of published studies that investigate what goes on in ABR classes (Cahnmann-Taylor & Siegesmund, 2008; Leavy, 2015; Personal communication, The Qualitative Report 2018 Conference). In this inquiry we (Janet, course designer and instructor, and Steve, student and class assistant), employed ethnographic techniques to explore unexpected critical events that occurred in our inaugural ABR ...


An Introductory Data Analysis: Lecture 1, Oladapo Olaitan 2019 University of Massachusetts Medical School

An Introductory Data Analysis: Lecture 1, Oladapo Olaitan

PEER Liberia Project

This presentation provides an introduction to data analysis and biostatistics. Topics covered include: Statistical Concepts (Population, Sample, Parameter etc. ); Sampling Distribution; Measures of Central tendency (Location); Measures of Variation; Measures of Association.


An Introductory Data Analysis: Lecture 2, Oladapo Olaitan 2019 University of Massachusetts Medical School

An Introductory Data Analysis: Lecture 2, Oladapo Olaitan

PEER Liberia Project

This presentation provides an introduction to data analysis and biostatistics, specifically inferential statistics and confidence intervals. Topics covered include: Estimations (Point Estimate, Standard Error); Normal Distribution; Normal Standard Distribution; Hypothesis Testing (z-Test, t-Test, F-test).


Some Alternate Qualitative Methods, Nicola Bulled 2019 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Some Alternate Qualitative Methods, Nicola Bulled

PEER Liberia Project

This presentation provides an introduction to alternative methods in qualitative data analysis, including free listing, pile sorting, deductive analysis of text content, and inductive analysis of text content.


What Is The Value In Qualitative Data?, Nicola Bulled 2019 University of Massachusetts Medical School

What Is The Value In Qualitative Data?, Nicola Bulled

PEER Liberia Project

This presentation provides an overview of common methods in qualitative data analysis. Topics covered include: pros and cons of qualitative methods; selection of a data collection method; interviews and focus groups; sampling requirements.


Planning And Conducting A Research Survey, Ann M. Moormann 2019 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Planning And Conducting A Research Survey, Ann M. Moormann

PEER Liberia Project

This presentation provides an introduction to using surveys in clinical research, including the benefits and limitations of various types of observational and experimental surveys.


What Have We Learned From Critical Qualitative Inquiry About Race Equity And Social Justice? An Interview With Pioneering Scholar Yvonna Lincoln, Christine Stanley, Chayla Haynes 2019 Texas A & M University - College Station

What Have We Learned From Critical Qualitative Inquiry About Race Equity And Social Justice? An Interview With Pioneering Scholar Yvonna Lincoln, Christine Stanley, Chayla Haynes

The Qualitative Report

In this article, two Black women scholars in higher education share a conversation with our distinguished senior colleague, Yvonna Lincoln, a pioneering scholar of qualitative research methodology about what we have learned from her, and more specifically, how this research paradigm has been used to advance racial equity and social justice in higher education. The readers will learn, through her lens, about issues that emerged over the years and what she envisions for the future of higher education and qualitative research. This article presents implications for higher education, including faculty, students, and administrators working in higher education institutions.


Relationships, Socialization And Combat Veterans: The Impact Of Receiving And Training A Service Dog, Diane Scotland-Coogan 2386126 2019 Saint Leo University

Relationships, Socialization And Combat Veterans: The Impact Of Receiving And Training A Service Dog, Diane Scotland-Coogan 2386126

The Qualitative Report

The impact of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on our combat veterans and their families is extensive. Without support, negative outlook, lack of trust in others, negative perception of self, and lack of trust in one’s judgment persist. The support of loved ones is essential to treatment adherence and rehabilitation (Meis, Barry, Kehle, Erbes, & Polusny, 2010). The Veterans Administration (VA) has been using canines to assist combat veterans in reintegrating into civilian life, and most currently as a part of psychological therapy (Rubenstein, 2012). This research examined the impact of receiving and training a service dog on combat veterans with ...


Dear Mrs. P: An Exploration In The Beliefs Of High-Expectations For Individuals With Disabilities, Richard Chapman 2019 University of South Florida

Dear Mrs. P: An Exploration In The Beliefs Of High-Expectations For Individuals With Disabilities, Richard Chapman

The Qualitative Report

This article is a narrative exploring the topic of self-advocacy and self-determination for individuals with disabilities. Through my narrative, I explore ways that we can increase expectations of individuals with disabilities.


Analysis Of Social Unrest Events Using Spatio-Temporal Data Clustering And Agent-Based Modelling, Sudeep Basnet 2019 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Analysis Of Social Unrest Events Using Spatio-Temporal Data Clustering And Agent-Based Modelling, Sudeep Basnet

Computer Science and Engineering: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

Social unrest such as appeals, protests, conflicts, fights and mass violence can result from a wide ranging of diverse factors making the analysis of causal relationships challenging, with high complexity and uncertainty. Unrest events can result in significant changes in a society ranging from new policies and regulations to regime change. Widespread unrest often arises through a process of feedback and cascading of a collection of past events over time, in regions that are close to each other. Understanding the dynamics of these social events and extrapolating their future growth will enable analysts to detect or forecast major societal events ...


Assessing (And Addressing) Reporting Heterogeneity In Visual Analogue Scales (Vas) With An Application To Gender Difference In Quality Of Life, Zhiyong Huang, Fabrice Kämpfen 2019 Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

Assessing (And Addressing) Reporting Heterogeneity In Visual Analogue Scales (Vas) With An Application To Gender Difference In Quality Of Life, Zhiyong Huang, Fabrice Kämpfen

Population Center Working Papers (PSC/PARC)

In this study, we propose several new methods to account for reporting heterogeneity in self-reported data coming from Visual Analogue Scales (VAS) using corresponding VAS-based anchoring vignettes. Compared to usual Likert scale measures, VAS have the advantage that they lead to more nuanced assessments. Yet, like responses to Likert scale, VAS may suffer from individual-specific reporting heterogeneity. To the best of our knowledge, such reporting heterogeneity and potential solutions to solve this problem in the context of VAS measures have not yet been addressed in the literature. Using VAS-based anchoring vignettes and standard vignettes assumptions (vignette equivalence and response consistency ...


Creating New Metaphors For Women Engineering Students Through Qualitative Methods, Cliff Haynes 2019 University of Florida

Creating New Metaphors For Women Engineering Students Through Qualitative Methods, Cliff Haynes

The Qualitative Report

The purpose of this study is to describe female students’ experiences in an engineering living-learning program using metaphorical analysis through a constructivist theoretical perspective. Extant literature uses metaphors from a negative viewpoint or a deficit model to describe the experiences of female undergraduates in engineering; however, new metaphors have not been used to describe the experience. This study aims to fill existing gaps in LLP literature using qualitative methods. Data from 13 semi-structured individual interviews (7 initial interviews and 6 follow-up interviews) serve as the primary data source. After conducting metaphorical analysis, I found five interpretive metaphors emerging: LLP as ...


Watching “Insidious” – On The Social Construction Of Fear, Charlotte D. Renda 2019 Bielefeld University

Watching “Insidious” – On The Social Construction Of Fear, Charlotte D. Renda

The Qualitative Report

As mass media are an integral part of our everyday lives, their role in constituting emotions and feeling rules receives heightened attention. However, content analyses and psychoanalytical/reaction analyses focus on a film-viewer-relation that does not consider the group character of media consumption. This article deals with the question of how fear is socially constructed and interactively negotiated by taking an ethnomethodological look at videos that teenagers have taken of themselves while watching the horror movie Insidious. It puts forward two inter-related forms of ambiguity: the ambiguity of what emotions are appropriate, that is, the ways in which feeling rules ...


Learning How To Write Successfully From Academic Writers, Kathryn Roulston 2019 University of Georgia

Learning How To Write Successfully From Academic Writers, Kathryn Roulston

The Qualitative Report

There are numerous books on writing from academic writers, as well as fiction and non-fiction writers. For academic writers who may have had minimal training in writing, these sorts of books provide useful ideas for how to develop the habits of mind to write productively, as well as the skills in crafting their writing for their audiences. Helen Sword's book, Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write is a trade book devoted to the task of informing readers about how successful academic writers work. Sword masterfully integrates findings from her large study of academic writing to support her ...


Difficult Questions For Difficult Decisions: A Book Review, Jessica Popham 2019 Nova Southeastern University

Difficult Questions For Difficult Decisions: A Book Review, Jessica Popham

The Qualitative Report

Qualitative Researching goes beyond a simple how-to book. While it is “suitable for all levels” and “easy to follow”, Qualitative Researching poses difficult questions to help the researcher become both critical and creative. Jennifer Mason helps the reader gets actively involved in the research process with an “investigative energy” in which she walks the reader through different ideas. A thorough and well thought out book, Qualitative Researching helps those designing a research project build a strong foundation by examining each step of the process through challenging questions.


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