Report from Florida

I was fortunate enough to visit Florida last week to give a series of talks about research. First up was a visit to the Community School of Naples, where I got to catch up with Dr. Lisa Scherff and present at a Lunch and Learn Event on What Words Can Do: Social Media and Social Science Research. I was also able to attend several AP Research classes and hear about the student’s current projects – very impressive!


Next up was a stop at The Qualitative Report 2020 Conference, where Dr. Jessica Lester and I gave a keynote address on Frontiers in Qualitative Research.

Later that same day, my former UGA students and I delivered a panel presentation reporting on research findings from studies of social media designed using the process outlined in our new book.

It was a wonderful week, being immersed in qualitative research methods once again!


Now available!

Looking for insight, transformation and learning in online talk is now officially available from Routledge.

We wrote the book to offer researchers a comprehensive guide for analyzing digital interactions in formal and informal online spaces. It provides a clear framework for addressing major challenges that have arisen as social exchanges, meaning-making, and knowledge-building increasingly take place through social media, discussion forums, and digital communities. We hope you and your students find it a useful tool for planning and conducting studies using online talk as a data source.

Read more about Looking for Insight, Transformation and Learning in Online Talk.

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Jessica Lester and I had a fun time teaching a one-day professional development course on “Using ATLAS.ti Windows 8 Across the Research Process” at the American Educational Research Association meeting in Toronto last week. Even though half the class brought Macs, and we were teaching the Windows version, I think the participants learned a bit : )