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About IIQM

The International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) is an interdisciplinary institute based at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, but serves qualitative researchers around the world. IIQM was founded in 1998, with the primary goal of facilitating the development of qualitative research methods across a wide variety of academic disciplines. Today IIQM offers a wide variety of training and networking opportunities through our annual conferences, courses, workshops, and programs. We have provided this YouTube Channel and video clips as a resource for the qualitative research community at large in order to advance qualitative inquiry. Email: iiqm@ualberta.ca Twitter: @theIIQM https://twitter.com/theIIQM Facebook: @IIQMUofA https://www.facebook.com/IIQMUofA/?fref=ts LinkedIn: International Institute of Qualitative Methodology https://www.linkedin.com/groups/6617394/profile Youtube: International Institute of Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCexSuWcPpxhZdLO2T7FC7Vw

Participatory video: Taking a no-editing- required approach

Participatory Video is sometimes seen as a daunting approach by those who have not worked in the areas of film, video and digital media. However, with the ubiquity of cellphones and other low cost technologies, along with approaches that place … Continue reading

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Digital tools for qualitative research: A world of possibilities

I am looking forward to exploring the intersection of digital tools and qualitative research with you as part of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology Master Class Webinar Series on February 11, 2016. Technology, ever marching forward, has changed what … Continue reading

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Philosophical positioning in grounded theory: Striking the balance

Hello and welcome to this introductory blog for the webinar ‘Philosophical positioning in grounded theory: Striking the balance’. We are looking forward to discussing with you concepts relating to philosophical positioning of the researcher. In preparation for this webinar, we … Continue reading

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Critical realism and realist evaluation: Fashion, fad and better futures

It’s great to suddenly be in fashion. For years, having been judged as niche, obscure or variously a bit of an oddball, suddenly everyone seems to want to come to the realist party. Approaches, notably the Medical Research Council framework … Continue reading

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Verification Strategies

I had the pleasure of completing a three year postdoc with Janice Morse in IIQM from 2000-2003 and during this, had the opportunity to work on an article exploring issues related to rigor in qualitative inquiry— Morse et al.’s (2002) … Continue reading

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Talking about photos: how does photo-elicitation work and how can we use it productively in research? By Dr. Penny Tinkler

People often like talking about photos. It’s not surprising therefore that photo-elicitation is increasingly used in qualitative research projects alongside, sometimes instead of, traditional talk-alone interviews. At its most basic photo-elicitation is an interview in which the interviewee is invited … Continue reading

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Universals, Particulars, and the Heartbreak of the Excluded Middle

Written By: Michael Agar, PhD *In conjunction with IIQM & ATLAS.ti Free Qualitative Methods Master Class Webinar Methods Series: http://iiqm.ualberta.ca/ResearchTraining/WebinarSeries/WebinarSchedule2015.aspx I’m assuming that “we”—those who do or those who are interested in a particular kind of human social research–are the … Continue reading

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“The Democratic Case Against Ethical Regulation”

Written By: Robert Dingwall Consulting Sociologist, Dingwall Enterprises Ltd. The system of pre-emptive ethics regulation developed in the biomedical sciences has become a major threat to research in the humanities and the social sciences (HSS). Although there is growing criticism … Continue reading

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“Interviewing in the context of qualitative research” – Dr. Karin Olson

This month IIQM is focusing on teaching interviewing techniques and best practices with our audience in the 2015 Qualitative Master Webinar Methods Series!  Dr. Karin Olson will be presenting her free webinar on February 11th, 2015 at 1:00pm MST. Registration Link: … Continue reading

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Leave Comfort Behind in 2015!

Who doesn’t like to be comfortable? Comfortable ways, places and tasks make us feel safe, secure and confident. Familiarity provides reassurance. When we carry out research that is comfortable, we get the benefits of doing what we know, publishing where … Continue reading

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