2011 News

November 21, 2011

TQR Passes 5,000 Subscribers

Adam Rosenthal, TQR Community Coordinator, reported this week the number of subscribers to The Qualitative Report and The Weekly Qualitative Report topped the 5,000 mark. He also noted the total of TQR Community social media followers has past 1,200.

October 31, 2011

Ora Robinson Named Latest Member of TQR Editorial Board

The newest member of The Qualitative Report‘s Editorial Board is Ora Robinson. Dr. Robinson received her doctorate in 2006 in the area of Human Services. She has authored articles, book chapters, developed procedures for psychiatric nursing and listed as contributor and reviewer for a variety of nursing texts. She currently is an assistant professor, tenure track at California State University, San Bernardino. She was recently awarded the distinction as a “certified nurse educator, CNE” through the National League of Nursing. Her areas of research include racism within the nursing profession, role conflict, and training clinical faculty. She has numerous certificates in the area of counseling.

September 5, 2011

TQR Passes 4,800 Subscribers

Adam Rosenthal, TQR Community Coordinator, reported this week the number of subscribers to The Qualitative Report and The Weekly Qualitative Report topped the 4,800 mark. He also noted the total of TQR Community social media followers is nearing 1,100.

August 15, 2011

Kim Kostere Named New TQR Assistant Editor

TQR Editor-in-Chief Ron Chenail announced long-time Editorial Board Member Kim Kostere was promoted to Assistant Editor. Dr. Kostere earned his Ph.D. Clinical Psychology from The Union Institute in 1989 and a Psy.S. degree in Humanistic and Clinical Psychology and Education from the Center for Humanistic Studies in 1986. He is a licensed psychologist and licensed marriage and family therapist in the State of Michigan as well as a Clinical Member in AAMFT. He has over twenty years of experience practicing psychotherapy and health care administration. He is an assistant editor the Qualitative Report a journal of qualitative research published by Nova Southeastern University. In addition, he has special expertise in qualitative research and studied qualitative research with Clark Moustakas. He has served Capella University as a faculty member since 1999. He is currently a core faculty member in general psychology at Capella University.

August 1, 2011

TQR Community Releases Composing and Appraising Qualitative Research Reports: Web Resources, Articles, Chapters, and Books

Ron Chenail’s Composing and Appraising Qualitative Research Reports: Web Resources, Articles, Chapters, and Books is the first release from the new TQR Community Qualitative Research Resource Series. Composing and Appraising Qualitative Research Reports contains citations to over 140 resources on how to communicate qualitative research clearly and effectively. The resources represent guides, checklists, rubrics, forms, and criteria for evaluating all aspects of qualitative research reporting. They also offer critical insights on all aspects of the quality in qualitative research debate.

July 18, 2011

TQR Signs Agreement with EBSCO

TQR and EBSCO are pleased to announce they have entered into an agreement by which EBSCO will include content from TQR in selected information products. Over the next few months we will be sharing these new outlets for readers to access articles from our journal.

April 25, 2011

TQR Names Two New Editorial Board Members

The two newest TQR Assistant Editors are Maria Papantoniou-Frangouli and Michelle Manley.

Maria, a sociologist, lives in Athens-Greece where she has worked on migration issues for many years. Her research interests include irregular migration, second generation migrants, identity, marginality, criminality, qualitative research. Currently she is involved in research on trafficking in human beings (for sexual and labour exploitation). She has been working as researcher at the “Integration Center for Migrant Workers”, a research and assistance organization for immigrants and returnees, and now she is an independent researcher.

Michelle is currently a fourth year Ph.D. student at NSU Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Family Therapy Department. She has completed several doctoral-level qualitative research courses. Under supervision, she has performed date and peer-reviewed published articles analyses, practiced field notes collection, and conducted a peer interview. In addition, Michelle has facilitated various focus groups surrounding graduate students satisfaction with graduate assistantship programs.

March 14, 2011

TQR Names New Editorial Board Members

Maureen Harrahy, MA, is a doctoral student working on her dissertation for a PhD from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. She has studied and taught transpersonal psychology over the course of four years. In her research, she is using an elaborative approach to grounded theory studying the intersubjective impact of a traumatic event. At the 2nd Annual TQR Conference, held in January, Maureen and fellow panelists Suzanne Adams and Nadia Santiago presented on the topic: “Perspectives on Researcher Identity: An Exploration of the Personal, Interpersonal and Transpersonal.”

Dr. Jackie Laluvein is an independent educational advisor. She works with a wide range of children and their families who experience difficulties at school. Initially a lecturer in Higher Education working with young people with (often unacknowledged) learning difficulties, she subsequently acquired extensive experience of working in and across many areas of special education, including supporting and liaising with parents, teachers, headteachers, statementing officers, parent-partnership schemes, special needs tribunals and court cases. Her article entitled “Parents, teachers and the ‘community of practice’” was published in The Qualitative Report in January 2010.

February 28, 2011

TQR Editor to Present at St. Louis Qualitative Research Conference (QuaRC)

TQR Editor-in-Chief Ron Chenail will present Friday, March 4, 2011, as part of a panel at the 8th St. Louis Qualitative Research Conference (QuaRC). The invited panel presentation is entitled “Journal Editors on Ins and Outs of Publishing” and, along with Chenail, will feature Janet Dixon Keller, Editor of Ethos, John Palladino, Editor of Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Studies, and Roy Ruckdeschel, Editor of Qualitative Social Work.

February 21, 2011

TQR Editors’ New Chapters Published

TQR editors contributed two chapters to the fifth edition of Particia Munhall’s Nursing Research: A Qualitative Perspective. Maureen Duffy wrote “Narrative Inquiry: The Method” and Ron Chenail, Sally St. George, Dan Wulff, and Robin Cooper composed “Action Research: The Methodologies.”

January 31, 2011

TQR Appoints Two New Editorial Board Members

Cheryl Duckworth, Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA, and James Oleson, Senior Lecturer in Criminology within the Department of Sociology at the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, were appointed as the newest members of TQR‘s Editorial Board. To see the complete roster of the Editorial Board, please visit the page.

January 10, 2011

TQR Announces New Production Editor and Associate Editor

Laura Patron, NSU Graduate Student, was named the new Production Editor for The Qualitative Report and East Carolina University Assistant Professor Paige Averett was promoted to TQR Associate Editor.

January 3, 2011

Qualitative Research Graduate Certificate Faculty and Students to Present at ICQI 2011

TQR Editor-in-Chief and Director of NSU’s Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research will be chairing a panel entitled “Qualitative Research Education: Focusing on the Student Experience” at the 2011 International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry in May. In this panel, Chenail and his colleagues will present four papers regarding how qualitative research education can shed new light on how we teach and learn qualitative methodology and procedures. In the first paper Chenail, along with TQR Production Editor and Certificate Faculty Robin Cooper and Certificate students, Alice Obenchain-Leeson and Karen Keptner will present an overview discussing how educators and researchers can draw upon learning and teaching theory and research to improve qualitative research education. In their second paper they will discuss the findings of their meta-data-analysis of results from 23 studies of students’ experiences learning qualitative research and in their third paper they will share the outcomes of their Meta-Study appraisal of the design decisions and performances made in 23 studies of students’ experience learning qualitative research. In the final panel paper NSU faculty Patricia Dittman and Marcella Rutherford along with Chenail will describe the findings from their phenomenological inquiry into nursing doctoral students’ experiences learning qualitative research online and face-to-face.