Thank you to everyone who joined us for the inaugural Advanced Methods Institute June 2-4, 2021! For more information on upcoming events, password-protected access to video recordings of workshops and keynotes, and a host of additional resources, please visit the QualLab website here

The College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) and the EHE Office of Research, Innovation, Collaboration’s (ORIC) QualLab, The Ohio State University are sponsoring a virtual, 3-day advanced methods institute entitled, Advancing Culturally Responsive Research and Researchers. The virtual event will be held starting at noon on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 and ending after lunch on Friday, June 4, 2021.

The goal of this event is to provide an opportunity for an open and challenging discussion of the ways in which research methods impact the cultural relevance and sustainability of scholarly research in the social-behavioral sciences. The institute will be comprised of a series of workshops, with each workshop focusing on a methodological issue (e.g., sampling, design, measurement and data collection, data analysis) that has key implications for the protection of cultural identities, traditions and ways of life. Workshops will build attendees’ skills, highlight issues relevant to research among diverse populations, and employ examples from data sets which address issues which are culturally relevant.

Virtual Advanced Methods Institute (AMI)
Date: June 2-4, 2021
Contact Chelsea Gilbert, Graduate Research Associate, QualLab and AMI

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Registration is now closed.


Participants will engage in learning activities focusing on:

    • Philosophical approaches, theoretical frameworks, and methodologies which support inquiry within appropriate cultural contexts.
    • Research designs which recognize, preserve, protect and nurture traditions of knowledge that are meaningful and valued by communities.
    • Appropriate application of analytical strategies for working with data from diverse groups.


Land Acknowledgement

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.

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