Advanced Methods Institute: Advancing Qualitative Inquiry toward Innovation, Equity, Diversity, & Justice
QualLab’s Advanced Methods Institute, also sponsored by the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University, features internationally recognized and award-winning qualitative scholars who will share innovations in qualitative inquiry and strategies for application for readers’ own research projects aimed to advance equity, diversity, and justice.
The 2023 Institute will be held virtually beginning at 4pm EST on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 and ending on Friday, June 9, 2023.
The goals of the Institute are to:
- Provide groundbreaking interactive workshops on new and innovative approaches to qualitative inquiry that address equity and justice. These have been designed by some of the presenters especially for this institute (attendees will be the first to learn of & workshop these new approaches).
- Provide information on the qualitative approaches we already know and love (i.e., new materialism, discourse analysis, photovoice, critical geography, performance ethnography, interviewing techniques) with a focus on the theme of this years’ institute.
- Equip attendees with tools to enact these approaches in their own research, scholarship, and practice.
- Welcome publishers and qualitative software vendors so you may connect with each other.
- Offer an additional engaging space to connect with attendees with similar interests so you may further your own / new research collaborations (i.e., a “virtual piazza” or small “discussion rooms” for you break out into as you meet people whom you want to talk with during the institute).
It’s been a pleasure to design and organize this year’s AMI with the QualLab GRA team in order to assist you (i.e., researchers, scholar-activists, community organizers) in addressing the worlds “wicked problems” across fields and disciplines. We need a multitude of perspectives, approaches, and research teams to ask poignant questions, craft intentional research projects, disseminate findings, and make concerted change in the current socio-political-cultural milieu. We hope this institute helps you further your own research and learning goals around the theme advancing qualitative research toward innovation, equity, and justice. For more on our vision, see the ‘about’ page.
Have questions? Please contact Hannah Reyes, Graduate Research Associate, QualLab and AMI.
The phenomenal presenters, GRAs Hannah Reyes & Chelsea Gilbert, and I look forward to engaging with you!
Penny A. Pasque
Professor | Director of Qualitative Methods | Director, QualLab
We support the Land Acknowledgement developed by The Ohio State University Office of Diversity and Inclusion; find the full statement here. We, the Advanced Methods Institute team, acknowledge central Ohio as the traditional homeland of the Shawnee Nation, Miami, Wyandotte and other Indigenous nations who have strong ties to these lands. Today, individuals from a broad range of Indigenous backgrounds call Columbus and central Ohio home. There is a long history of violent and harmful research “on” Indigenous communities and, while some of this continues today, the Advanced Methods Institute is dedicated to educating scholars on working “with” Indigenous communities, if invited, and going beyond “doing no harm.” Though we will be gathering virtually, we encourage all attendees to take intentional time to learn about the land from which they are joining us; this resource offers an excellent starting point for those who wish to learn more.