TQR Appoints New Editorial Board Member
TQR Editor-in-Chief Ron Chenail is pleased to announce the newest TQR Editorial Board Member Diana Riviera
Diana Riviera received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University. Her dissertation research focused on the lived experiences of Mexican single-mothers living along the Southwest border region. She favors a qualitative approach to research and her research interests include: Conflict analysis and resolution, identity and sense of belonging, culture and ethnic conflict, social control, human rights, social justice, ethnicity, migration, border studies, Colonias, the Southwest Borderlands, poverty, gender, subaltern populations, single-mothers. Diana is currently the Associate Director of Licensure and State Relations at NSU.
(Posted August 27, 2015)
TQR Monthly Usage for August 2015
In July 2015, The Qualitative Report had 14859 full-text downloads and 12 new submissions posted.
The most popular papers were:
- Understanding Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research (2247 downloads)
- Qualitative Case Study Methodology: Study Design and Implementation for Novice Researchers (2134 downloads)
- A Pragmatic View of Thematic Analysis (538 downloads)
(Posted August 19, 2015)
TQR Appoints New Editorial Board Members
TQR Editor-in-Chief Ron Chenail is pleased to announce the newest TQR Editorial Board Members Robin J. Jacobs and Bruce Lilyea
Bruce Lilyea, Ph.D. is an adjunct professor of business at Southeastern University where he has taught courses in leadership, economics, and operations management and is currently employed in a corporate training management role for a Fortune 100 company. He has an extensive background in entrepreneurial, governmental and corporate business. Bruce recently completed a multi-year NOAA grant as a co-investigator within a strong qualitative research team. Additionally, his dissertation included a case study of stakeholders involved in environmental management conflict. In addition to his Ph.D. studies in Conflict Resolution, Bruce earned a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA with additional coursework in international economics and is currently pursuing additional qualitative coursework at Nova Southeastern University. His research interests include value optimization, environmental management, social responsibility (organizational and individual), constructive conflict and sense making.”
Robin earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico, which focused on community and public health.She holds a master of social work degree from San Diego State University and a master of science degree in biomedical informatics from Nova Southeastern University (NSU). She earned Ph.D. in social welfare from Florida International University. She also serve as a staff member of the NSU Health Professions Division (HPD) Statistical Consulting Center, an IRB center representative, and a standing committee member of the HPD Research Committee.
Her research efforts have been focused on social determinants of health, health promotion, and behavioral health research, particularly in health disparities, health literacy, chronic illness, HIV, health informatics, cultural-linguistic adaptations of health interventions, patient-centered care solutions, and community based research. She has served as principal investigator, co-investigator, and statistical analyst on several intramural and extramural (e.g., NIH, CDC) research projects that focus on health literacy, medication adherence, HIV prevention, and technology-based health interventions, particularly with minority and/or underserved populations.
Her recent research has focused on addressing the psychological, behavioral, social, and cultural factors that affect health within a consumer health informatics and mobile learning framework.
To date, she has published two book chapters on evidence-based practice, nearly 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, and delivered more than 100 peer-reviewed presentations internationally, nationally and locally.
(Posted August 14, 2015)
TQR Appoints New Editorial Board Members
TQR Editor-in-Chief Ron Chenail is pleased to announce the newest TQR Editorial Board Members Annette Willgens and Alice Obenchain-Leeson
Annette Willgens is assistant professor at Daemen College, Division of Health Science and Human Service, Graduate Program in Physical Therapy. Primary teaching responsibilities are in the adult and pediatric neuromuscular specialization, professional development series, and clinical education. As a pediatric physical therapist of 25 years, she is an evaluator of infants and preschoolers with neuromuscular concerns. Her graduate degrees are from New York University (MS) and Northcentral University (EdD, Leadership). She holds additional certifications in pediatrics and in mindfulness based stress reduction, and is currently enrolled in the certificate program in qualitative research at Nova Southeastern University. Methodological interests include phenomenology, grounded theory, and case study. Content areas include childhood health, wellness, quality of life, developmental concerns, parenting, chronic sorrow, and family dynamics. Additional interests include clinician self-care, compassion fatigue, and student issues such as maladaptive responses to stress.
Alice Obenchain-Leeson is Dean of Academics for Graduate and Professional Studies and tenured Professor of Business Administration at Averett University. She earned her Master of Business Administration from Averett University, and has a DBA in Business Administration with concentrations in Management and Marketing from the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University. She is an active researcher in the fields of organizational culture and organizational innovation, perceived value and teaching methodologies. She has published various articles on these topics in the Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, and the Journal of Christian Higher Education. In addition, she has authored and presented research papers at the Hawaii International Conference on Business, the Consortium for the Advancement of Adult Higher Education, and the national conference of the Association for Continuing Education. Outside of higher education, she consults with non-profit organizations on strategic management, marketing and research. Currently, she is conducting research on organizational learning in pure service organizations. Alice is committed to life-long learning and is continuing her graduate studies in the Qualitative Research Certificate Program at Nova Southeastern University (College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences). She is married, and resides in Botetourt County, Virginia.
(Posted July 30, 2015)
TQR Monthly Usage for June 2015
In June 2015, The Qualitative Report had 12746 full-text downloads and 19 new submissions posted.
The most popular papers were:
(Posted July 27, 2015)
TQR Monthly Usage for May 2015
In May 2015, The Qualitative Report had 9,596 full-text downloads and 12 new submissions posted.
The most popular papers were:
Qualitative Case Study Methodology: Study Design and Implementation for Novice Researchers (2598 downloads); http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol13/iss4/2
Qualitative Interview Design: A Practical Guide for Novice Investigators (637 downloads); http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol15/iss3/19
Research Paradigms and Meaning Making: A Primer (409 downloads); http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol10/iss4/7
(Posted June 16, 2015)
TQR Board Member Valerie J. Janesick Recently Presented at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, ICQI
Valerie J. Janesick, TQR Editorial Board Member presented a workshop and a paper at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, ICQI, in May 2015 in Urbana, IL. The workshop was titled: Poetic Devices for Critical Oral History and Life History Projects. Her paper was titled, Constructing Poetry form Interviews and Documents: Identity Poetry and Found Data Poetry.
She also published a book chapter titled, Oral History as a community literacy project in (2015) The Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies, (Eds.) Rowsell, J. & K. Pahl. New York: Routledge. Pp.593-606.
(Posted June 12, 2015)
New TQR Web Site Launches in June 2015
In June 2015, Nova Southeastern University will launch the brand new TQR Web Site. With this new WordPress site, the TQR Community will have enhanced interactive features and resources. The current web site will be maintained over the next year in order to have a smooth transition from one home to another.
(Posted June 1, 2015)
TQR Books Coming in June 2015
In June 2015, Nova Southeastern University will launch TQR Books, a new publishing venture. TQR Books is a free, open access publishing project though which we will make available new books and edited words from the pages of TQR for world-wide release. The first two works to be published January 5, 2015 are Recursive Frame Analysis: A Qualitative Research Method for Mapping Change-Oriented Discourse by Hillary Keeney, Bradford Keeney, and Ronald Chenail and The Edward Bliss Emerson Journal Project: Qualitative Research by a Non-Hierarchical Team by José G. Rigau-Pérez, Silvia E. Rabionet, Annette B. Ramírez de Arellano, Wilfredo A. Géigel, Alma Simounet, and Raúl Mayo-Santana.
(Posted June 1, 2015)
TQR Monthly Usage for April 2015
In April 2015, The Qualitative Report had 10,983 full-text downloads and 9 new submissions posted.
The most popular papers were:
- Qualitative Case Study Methodology: Study Design and Implementation for Novice Researchers by Pamela Baxter and Susan Jack (3085 downloads)
- Qualitative Interview Design: A Practical Guide for Novice Investigators by Daniel W. Turner III (1027 downloads)
- Research Paradigms and Meaning Making: A Primer by Steven Eric Krauss (573 downloads)
(Posted May 18, 2015)
TQR Community Tops 14,100
TQREditor-in-Chief Ron Chenail announced this week that the combination of subscribers, fans on Facebook, and followers on Twitter reached over 14,100 members. The following is a break-down by category:
Facebook: Fan count up to 2,319
Twitter: Follower count up to 3,637
Subscriber count is up to 8,174
(Posted April 27, 2015)
TQR Appoints New Editorial Board Members and Apprentices
TQR Editor-in-Chief Ron Chenail is pleased to announce newest TQR Editorial Board Members and Apprentices:
New Editorial Board Members
Wisal Ahmad is Assistant Professor of Marketing at Kohat University of Science and Technology where he has been since 2002. Besides teaching at various universities of repute, he has been actively involved in research supervision at MS and PhD level and has published in Higher Education Commission recognized journals. He has also served as the Director of the Institute of Management Science, Kohat University. Dr. Wisal received his MS and PhD from SZABIST, university of international repute as well as a Postdoc from the University of Kentucky USA. He has been actively participating as well as organizing various research workshops. His research interests center on improving the understanding of advertising creativity and creative process in advertising design.
David M. Kleist is a full professor, and chairperson, in the Department of Counseling at Idaho State University. He is a qualitative researcher and educator. His path toward qualitative methodology began during my doctoral studies at Southern Illinois University. He began his Ph.D in Counselor Education and Supervision in 1991. He soon became connected to 2 faculty interested in couple and family counseling from a post-modern perspective. He became saturated with the dilemmas and freedoms that accompany postmodern perspectives toward relationships and knowledge. His own knowledge quest led to the work of George Herbert Mead and symbolic interactionism, which he quickly knew he had to integrate into his theory of counseling and supervision. His first introduction to qualitative research was during the mid to late 1990s as a then colleague at Idaho State University was attempting to grasp qualitative methods and their relevance for the profession of counseling. Little did they know it but his colleague was a person in search of philosophical grounding, and he a research methodology to fit his developing philosophical understandings. A 2 course qualitative sequence was subsequently developed for their doctoral program in Counselor Education and Supervision. His colleague taught these classes until 2003 at which time he became their keeper, and have taught them ever since. Along with teaching qualitative research for now 11 plus years, he has served on editorial boards for a combined total of 15 plus years, with 2 years as an Associate Editor of Counseling and Values responsible for all qualitative research submissions. Additionally, he has chaired 11 qualitative dissertations through matriculation and have 2 more in the works.
Stephen J. Pidwysocky holds a doctoral degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University. A qualitative researcher, he is particularly interested in the many phenomenological experiences that are linked with conflict and aging. Dr. Pidwysocky is an associate professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice as well as the faculty member in the Peace Studies Program at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
Gary J. Skolits, Ed. D. is currently the director of the Institute for Assessment and Evaluation as well as a tenured associate professor in the Evaluation, Statistics, and Measurement PhD program at the University of Tennessee. At the institute, he directs multiple external evaluation projects in Tennessee and other states, prepares proposals for evaluation and research contracts, as well as supervises a staff of professional evaluators and support personnel (with more than $4 million in funding awarded in the past few years). He has published over 20 research manuscripts, three book chapters, and well over 100 separate evaluation studies. Gary’s research and evaluation focus is on examining the effects of educational and community interventions on participants and stakeholders. He employs primarily case study research designs that integrate qualitative and quantitative data bounded within a unique setting and context. Gary teaches research design as well as evaluation design and field study courses, supervising multiple internships and evaluation student field experiences.
Julia Storberg-Walker is an Associate Professor at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development. Prior to assuming that role, she served as Assistant and then Associate Professor at North Carolina State University. Julia is a recognized scholar of theory building research, and has published and presented globally on theoretical and conceptual development for applied disciplines. Her current research interests focus around the social construction of gender and leadership and what that means for women’s social, economic, and civic empowerment. She adopts a critical lens and incorporates a variety of qualitative research strategies to her work. She is also the recipient of multiple awards, including the Early Career Scholar Award (2011) from the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD), the Outstanding Extension Service Award Winner (2012) from NC State, the Global Innovation Award for Excellence-Corporate Category (2013) from the World Institute for Action Learning (WIAL), and was recently named a 2015 Research Fellow for the Global Women’s Institute at George Washington University. Julia is the current Editor-in-Chief of Human Resource Development Review, and has served in a variety of academic and professional leadership positions including Senior Vice President of the Academy of Human Resource Development; Faculty Chairperson of NC State’s College of Education, Co-Host of the 2014 Advancing Theories of Women and Leadership Colloquium, and the International Leadership Association’s Women and Leadership Affinity Group’s Executive Leadership Team.
John Zivojinovic (PhD, Nova Southeastern University, 2013) has written a chapter entitled, “The Work of Resolution” in the volume The Inside Out Youth Worker (2006). He has co-written an article with Dr. Alexia Georgakopoulos entitled, “The Meaning of Forgiveness: A Phenomenological Inquiry of Married Couples” (to be published). His dissertation was entitled, A Qualitative Phenomenological Study: How Couples Communicate Forgiveness and its Implications for Marital Conflict Resolution (2013). He is a contributing chapter author to the upcoming volume, The Handbook of Mediation: Theory, Research and Practice edited by Dr. Alexia Georgakopoulos. His chapter is entitled, “The Transformative Power of Forgiveness.” He is a professional speaker, entrepreneur, consultant, mediator, coach, facilitator, trainer, visionary, and strategist. His greatest investment has been with his wife, three daughters and son-in-law.
Nekeisha G. Bascombe is a native of Trinidad and Tobago, currently pursuing her Doctorate degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova Southeastern University, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She received her Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Human Resource from St. Thomas University, in Miami Gardens, Florida in May 2010; and her Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Human Resources from Florida Memorial University, in Miami Gardens, Florida in April 2006. Despite her organizational background, Nekeisha has developed an interest in social issues that affect the community as a whole, and has done volunteer work with Chicago Cares, and Florida Breast Health Initiative, to name a few. She is currently a volunteer with the Community Resolution Services (CRS) group at Nova Southeastern University engaging in presentations, role play with the Broward Sheriff’s Office Crisis Intervention Team, VOICES mediation training, and the newsletter editor.
Jolyn Blank (Ph.D. University of Illinois) is an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of South Florida, Tampa. She teaches classes focusing on play and the arts in early learning. Her research investigates the ways arts and inquiry, integrated processes of investigating and representing meaning using multiple sign systems, are enacted within the diverse social and ideological complexities of contemporary early schooling. Dr. Blank intersects scholarship in early childhood education and arts education in order to explore two central aspects of educational aesthetics: the relationship between teaching and school context and the educational potential of artistic-aesthetic experiences for young children. Dr. Blank has recently published qualitative studies in journals such as Teaching and Teacher Education and Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education. She served as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Education and the Arts (2008-2012).
Zobeida Bonilla is trained in anthropology and public health with a focus on maternal and child health, and has worked in program evaluation and qualitative research in public health. Zobeida received her doctoral degree in anthropology from the University of Florida, her MA from Colorado State University, and her MPH in maternal and child health from the Boston University School of Public Health. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health where she teaches course in maternal and child health and qualitative research methods in public health practice.
Dr. Carroll Bronson received her Ph.D. in Urban Education, specializing in Administrative Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She earned her Master’s in Education from DePaul University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bethany College. Carroll is an Assistant Professor in the Doctoral Leadership Department, and teaches many different research courses to first through third year students. Prior to joining Cardinal Stritch, Carroll had the opportunity to work as a Research Investigator on three year-long ethnographic research projects in the Milwaukee Public School district, which focused on various reform and leadership initiatives. Additionally, she worked in the K-12 educational environment as a Principal of a Montessori School. Dr. Bronson’s areas of expertise and research interests are focused on collaboration and engagement. More specifically, she has been investigating how leaders collaborate during reform initiatives, how leaders engage others within a change effort, and how collaboration occurs within a virtual environment. She has presented locally, nationally, and internationally at research conferences on these topic. Carroll has also published several articles in referred publications.
Sheryl L. Chatfield is an Assistant Professor in the Health, Physical Education and Leisure Studies department at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. She completed both her Ph.D. in health behavior and promotion at the University of Mississippi and the Graduate Certificate program in qualitative research at Nova Southeastern University during 2014. Her research interests include health behavior, disability studies, and qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research instruction.
Isabel Cuervo, PhD is the Qualitative Research Associate at the Barry Commoner Center for Health and the Environment at Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY). Her interdisciplinary doctoral training in Environmental Psychology from The Graduate Center, CUNY involves considering how personal, social, and physical contexts are integral to people’s behaviors, thoughts, and attitudes. She utilizes diverse qualitative methodologies in order to investigate these issues across the social sciences, including housing, urban planning, and community health. Informed by the meaning of home literature and narrative inquiry, her dissertation research was a qualitative case study examining residents’ and housing professionals’ understandings of housing, neighborhood and community building practices in a state-sponsored social housing development in Bogotá, Colombia. She is committed to a research agenda that is culturally inclusive, while also promoting methodological praxis and meaningful forms of communication; aspects that she pursues to advance social and environmental justice. She received a BA from Barnard College with a major in Architecture.
Dustin De Felice, Ph.D. has more than a decade in the Adult Education field. He recently began working at Michigan State University as an Assistant Professor in their exciting Master of Arts in Foreign Language Teaching Program (http://maflt.cal.msu.edu/). He teaches courses on Language Concepts in Foreign Language Teaching, Pedagogical Grammar, Second Language Acquisition, Foreign Language Teaching Methods and Technology in Foreign Language Classrooms. He holds a B.A. from Northeastern Illinois University in Speech Communication with a minor in Spanish and Linguistics and an M.A. in Linguistics with a concentration in TESL from the same esteemed institution. He completed his doctoral studies in 2013 and successfully defended his dissertation in December of 2012 using a phenomenological framework. Over the years, he has also dabbled in fiction writing and classroom workbooks. His work can be found at http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/dustindefelice and on Barnes & Noble.com at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/dustin-de-felice His current research interests include the development of community/teacher based materials aimed at increasing literacy and/or documentation of endangered languages, the use of Huastecan Nahuatl or Yucatec Maya as a language of instruction through distance learning and the perspectives and experiences of indigenous educators and their life work.
Kadeen Dennie is a graduate student at Nova Southeastern University where she is pursuing a PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. She is a believer in social justice and that the human being construct their knowledge from their environment. Her research interest includes nature of organizational conflict, and conflict in the community. She holds a master’s degree in International Business Administration, a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and a master’s certificate in Qualitative Research. For the last 10 years, she has worked in higher education recruitment and admissions.
Michael Hollingsworth is currently a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Old Dominion University where he is pursuing a PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama where he earned Bachelor’s degrees in Social Work and Criminal Justice, and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. While at The University of Alabama, he worked for six years as a research assistant and field researcher for the Mobile Youth and Poverty Study, a longitudinal study of youth living in areas of extremely concentrated disadvantage. As a Master’s student, he conducted qualitative research involving the employment and effectiveness of weaponry available to terrorists as well as counter-terrorism tactics. Currently Michael is a graduate teaching assistant instructing courses in terrorism and homeland security, research methods, war and peace, and policing. Michael currently conducts research in the areas of terrorism, low-intensity conflict, military technology and the effect of this technology on international relations and war, as well as the geography of conflict.
Stephanie Hoover is a counseling psychologist and assistant professor at Western Oregon University. She conducts social justice-oriented research about counselor training and group counseling. Stephanie employs qualitative methods primarily, including grounded theory design and consensual qualitative research.
Doles Jadotte is a full-time doctoral candidate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova Southeastern University/School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He is investigating the experience of patriarchy and the perceived loci of responsibility and control for Hispanic women survivors of rape in South Florida. Doles’ area of concentration is International Peace and Conflict. In addition, he has just completed his final required course in order to earn his Qualitative Research Graduate Certificate. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Barry University School of Social Work and Florida Memorial University School of Social Work.
Antoinette Kohlman is an online adjunct instructor in the School of Business and Technology Management at Northcentral University, management consultant, and workforce analyst at State Farm Insurance Companies. She earned a master’s degree in human resources and organization development from the University of San Francisco and a master’s degree and PhD in organizational psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. Her research interests include leadership development, change management, collaboration, and mentoring in higher education and business settings among members of multicultural groups. Her research experience includes qualitative and quantitative methods with a focus on internal consulting practices, multicultural business development, career development, and adult learning theory and practice.
Maria A. Levi Minzi, M.A. is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Applied Research on Substance Use and Health Disparities at Nova Southeastern University. She worked as project manager on 2 large scale mixed methods studies funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and has gone on to publish numerous papers (3 of which encompass qualitative findings). Further, she has extensive experience in conducting qualitative research through carrying out small pilot studies at the Center. She currently serves as a reviewer for Drug and Alcohol Dependence, AIDS and Behavior, and AIDS Patient Care and STDs. Maria is also a Ph.D. candidate in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Nova Southeastern University. She has completed all coursework requirements and is working on her dissertation, a qualitative study focusing on the development of prescription opioid addiction.
Bruce Lilyea, Ph.D. is an adjunct professor of business at Southeastern University where he has taught courses in leadership, economics, and operations management and is currently employed in a corporate training management role for a Fortune 100 company. He has an extensive background in entrepreneurial, governmental and corporate business. Bruce recently completed a multi-year NOAA grant as a co-investigator within a strong qualitative research team. Additionally, his dissertation included a case study of stakeholders involved in environmental management conflict. In addition to his Ph.D. studies in Conflict Resolution, Bruce earned a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA with additional coursework in international economics and is currently pursuing additional qualitative coursework at Nova Southeastern University. His research interests include value optimization, environmental management, social responsibility (organizational and individual), constructive conflict and sensemaking.
Aniuska M. Luna is a Ph.D. graduate from Nova Southeastern University’s Conflict analysis and resolution (CAR) program. She holds graduate certificates in Peace studies and CAR, and a Master in Cross-disciplinary studies. Her undergraduate background is in modern languages (BA in Spanish) and Latin American studies (certificate). Her research interests, and professional and personal experiences (e.g., as a study abroad coordinator, oversees volunteer, and student advocate), are inter-disciplinary and qualitative with a focus on dehumanization studies, reflexivity as a proactive tool in multiple settings, and the dynamics of war and genocide. She is not currently affiliated with an institution.
Dr. Timothy Malone, is a lead faculty member in the Doctor of Business Administration program and is a university research reviewer and teaches graduate classes for Walden University. Dr. Malone is also a faculty member with the School of Advanced Studies with the University of Phoenix where he teaches graduate level courses and works with Ph.D. candidates writing on their dissertations. Since 1992, Dr. Malone has owned a consulting company helping clients create and communicate superior value through innovative sales training, comprehensive sales management, and improved functions of marketing management. Dr. Malone earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a Master of Arts degree in Management from the University of Redlands. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Union Institute and University with a graduate program focused on relational marketing. Other areas of emphasis and research include digital marketing, customer value, mentoring, sales management and marketing management, and development of qualitative research methods.
Travis Marn is a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies specializing in educational psychology at the University of South Florida. Prior to full time doctoral studies, Travis was a certified middle school teacher. He earned a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Florida and an M.Ed. in social science education from the University of South Florida. His scholarship has focused primarily on the identity development and psychological outcomes of internationally adopted children and black-white biracial individuals in the United States. His most recent research has centered on qualitative investigations of how the biracial identity is discursively produced and how that identity is resisted or reified through identification practices. Additional areas of research interest include poststructural and qualitative psychology and an examination of the messy and unintended consequences of social science research methods. His recent research has been published in Children and Youth Services Review, School Psychology Forum, and the International Review of Qualitative Research.
Karen Ramlackhan is a third year doctoral student in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of South Florida. Recently she interned at the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs to gain insight and knowledge about policy implementation processes and analysis procedures. She teaches an undergraduate class on inclusive schooling, diversity, and disability and is currently an internal student reviewer for JCEL. Her presentations at national conferences, UCEA, OSEP and forthcoming AERA, emphasizes leadership characteristics, intersectionality, and special education concerns. Her research focuses on issues of equity and social justice, and the sociopolitical and cultural underpinnings that affect marginalized populations. Essential areas include illuminating voices of underserved populations, critical policy analysis, and transformational systems change highlighting roles of district personnel and leaders.
Tracie Rogers is a social work practitioner/researcher with research interest in the psychosocial implications of HIV for youth, resilience among vulnerabilized populations (groups who are vulnerable because they are marginalized), gender and sexuality. Tracie is also a creative arts therapist and has a strong commitment to social justice and participatory action research. Hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, where she lives and work, Tracie is deeply invested in building community-researcher partnerships and exploring research as performance to the ends of promoting social dialogue and social change.
Elena Tarlazzi is a Midwife at the Ausl Area Vasta Romagna (Italy)-Cesena District (Bufalini’s Hospital). She received her Midwifery degree from the University of Bologna (Italy) in 2006. Since 2007 she has been working as a midwife in different Italian hospital, these experiences gave her the opportunity to know many different ways of working. That is why she started looking for scientific guideline underpinning her way of working, and she started being involved in EBP. As a consequence, between 2007 and 2009 she attended a Master Degree on “Evidence based nursing and clinical research” (original title: “Evidence-based practice e metodologia della ricerca clinico-assistenziale”) at the University of Bologna (Italy). This master gave her the opportunity to deeper her knowledge in EBP and was the first time she heard about qualitative research. She found this kind of research to be particularly suitable for midwifery questions and practice and conducted a phenomenological study titled “Fathers’ Perception of Labour Pain: a Phenomenological study.” for her final dissertation. Then, from May 31st to June 5th 2009 she attended the “Evidence-Informed Health Care Practice Workshop” at McMaster University, Ontario (Canada). Since October 2012, she has been attending a Master Degree in nursing and midwifery science “Laurea Magistrale in Scienze infermieristiche e Ostetriche” at the University of Bologna (Italy), to continue her studies on qualitative research. In addition to her studies, since 2011, Elena has been lecturing on Clinical Research for the programme leading to Midwives’ bachelor at the University of Bologna- Rimini district- (Italy), and since 2013 she has also been teaching introductory course to qualitative research in nurses’ Bachelors and Masters degrees at the University of Bologna.
Kathy Watkins-Richardson is the Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Donrich Research, Inc., a small consultancy for aerospace and general industry located in West Palm Beach, FL. She has established a broad, 22-year career in commercial, non-profit and government organizations. Sectors include retail, publishing, conference development, web and electronic commerce, quality and environmental systems, aeronautics, space and defense technology. Specialties include corporate and program management; strategic planning and execution; qualitative and quantitative research, analysis and problem-solving; organizational development, process improvement (Baldrige, ISO 9000, Lean Six Sigma), coaching and training; strategic communications, marketing and branding; and public speaking, writing and collateral design. Kathy was most recently the Program Manager for the strategic communications effort at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL. With a contract value of $52M and a staff of 52+, she supported NASA Headquarters, Johnson Space Center, Kennedy Space Center and the Jet Propulsion Lab, as well as MSFC. Prior to the communication contract, she worked four years as Senior Consultant to the U.S. Army Garrison Command at Redstone Arsenal, AL, and was the Director of Strategic Planning and Communications for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) in Washington, D.C. for seven years. Kathy’s current objective is to assist senior management in modeling effective leadership and execution strategies, making a positive impact on an organization, its people, and the community it serves. She is simultaneously pursuing a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University, and seeks to make a contribution to the field through enhanced research, analytical, and strategic skills. Kathy’s educational background also includes a BA in Communications/Art and an MBA in Marketing Management.
Bedrettin Yazan completed his PhD at the University of Maryland, College Park in June 2014. In my dissertation research, he utilized qualitative case study methods to examine how university-based teacher education courses and field-based teaching practicum contributed to ESL teacher candidates’ professional identity development. He started working as an assistant professor of applied linguistics at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Alabama in August 2014. His five-year research program is focused on language teacher learning and identity, teaching English as an international language, and collaboration between mainstream and English as a second language teachers. His recent work has been published in The Qualitative Report, Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, Language Policy and English Language Teaching Journal. Regarding my professional service, he serves on the nominating committee of TESOL International Association and co-edits the non-native English speaking teachers’ interest section newsletter in TESOL. Also, he has reviewed manuscripts for the following journals: International Multilingual Research Journal, TESOL Quarterly Journal, TESOL Journal, MEXTESOL Journal, Teacher Education and Practice, Wisconsin English Journal, Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research.
(Posted April 27, 2015)
TQR Monthly Usage for March 2015
In March 2015, The Qualitative Report had 11,274 full-text downloads and 9 new submissions posted.
The most popular papers were:
Qualitative Case Study Methodology: Study Design and Implementation for Novice Researchers by Pamela Baxter and Susan Jack (3116 downloads)
Qualitative Interview Design: A Practical Guide for Novice Investigators by Daniel W. Turner III (957 downloads)
Linking Research Questions to Mixed Methods Data Analysis Procedures 1 by Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie and Nancy L. Leech (548 downloads)
(Posted April 20, 2015)
TQR Author Janet Richards Named as a Reviewer
Janet Richards, Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of South Florida, Senior Editor of the Journal of Reading Education and a TQR reviewer has been selected as a reviewer for Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal published in Alberta, Canada.
(Posted March 10, 2015)
TQR Reaches 8,000 Subscriber Milestone
Adam Rosenthal, TQR Community Coordinator, reported this week the number of subscribers to The Qualitative Report topped the 8,000 mark. He also noted the total of TQR Community social media followers on Facebook and Twitter have passed 5,600.
(Posted January 21, 2014)
In December 2014, The Qualitative Report had 631 full-text downloads and 209 new submissions posted.
The most popular papers were:
“Go for Broke and Speak Your Mind!” Building a Community of Practice with Bilingual Pre-Service Teachers (49 downloads)
Potency, Hubris and Susceptibility: The Disease Mongering Critique of Pharmaceutical Marketing (26 downloads)
Opportunities and Challenges of Using Video to Examine High School Students’ Metacognition (22 downloads)
(Posted January 19, 2015)
TQR Books Coming in 2015
In 2015, Nova Southeastern University will launch TQR Books, a new publishing venture. TQR Books is a free, open access publishing project though which we will make available new books and edited words from the pages of TQR for world-wide release. The first two works to be published January 5, 2015 are Recursive Frame Analysis: A Qualitative Research Method for Mapping Change-Oriented Discourse by Hillary Keeney, Bradford Keeney, and Ronald Chenail and The Edward Bliss Emerson Journal Project: Qualitative Research by a Non-Hierarchical Team by José G. Rigau-Pérez, Silvia E. Rabionet, Annette B. Ramírez de Arellano, Wilfredo A. Géigel, Alma Simounet, and Raúl Mayo-Santana.
(Posted December 22, 2014)