Join us at ResearchTalk’s Qualitative Writing Camp

May 21-24, 2018

As qualitative researchers, our writing is our currency; it is how we share the wealth of what we have heard and witnessed in the field. When it is time to share this knowledge with the research community and public audiences, it can be daunting to find and trust our writing voice.

This camp will help researchers learn how to speak with, not for, their study participants.

  • Writing exercises will help us organically identify what we already know and what participants are teaching us.
  • When we slow down to listen to the data and to the researcher voices in our heads, we can practice how to strategically capture these emerging thoughts informally and refine them later in formal products—articles, reports, and chapters.
  • By moving back and forth from fragments (memos on quotations) to holistic writing (comprehensive memos on the entire data collection episode), we can tie nuance and meaning together and develop better habits for getting it down first—and continuing to adjust and evolve content as projects progress.

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DETAILS AND INFORMATION

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS (click):
  • Three Qualitative Mentors with over 50 years combined experience in qualitative analysis.
    • The ResearchTalk Team:
      • Johnny Saldaña
      • Ray Maietta
      • Paul Mihas
  • Ideal setting for research teams and individual researchers.
  • Low student/teacher ratios.
  • 3.5 days to dedicate to your writing approach, style and project(s).

ENGAGE WITH YOUR QUALITATIVE MATERIAL AND OUR MENTOR TEAM (click):
  • Participants should come to the camp with something to write ABOUT
    • A set of data to think and write about
    • A draft of a current article, chapter or report
    • An older report, article, book chapter to revisit
  • On Day 1, Ray Maietta and Paul Mihas will guide participants through several in-process writing exercises and tasks that encourage and allow “writing” to begin at the onset of a qualitative project.
  • Johnny Saldaña will join us on Day 2 as we begin to explore formal writing more deeply via interactive sessions guided by discussion and direct feedback on participant work and work style.
    • Developing a familiarity with and practice in writing genres and styles of qualitative reporting
    • Developing strategies for productive writing and effective editing and revising
    • Considering publication venues for your work (journal titles, book publishers, online forums, conferences, etc.)
  • Discover writing styles and approaches that work best for you.

MENTOR BIOS (click):

Johnny Saldaña
Johnny Saldaña is Professor Emeritus from Arizona State University’s (ASU) School of Film, Dance, and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. He is the author of Longitudinal Qualitative Research: Analyzing Change through Time (AltaMira Press, 2003), The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers (3rd ed., Sage Publications, 2016; translated into Korean, Turkish, and Chinese-Simplified), Fundamentals of Qualitative Research (Oxford University Press, 2011), Ethnotheatre: Research from Page to Stage (Left Coast Press, 2011), Thinking Qualitatively: Methods of Mind (Sage Publications, 2015), co-author with the late Matthew B. Miles and A. Michael Huberman for Qualitative Data Analysis: A Methods Sourcebook (3rd ed., Sage Publications, 2014), and the editor of Ethnodrama: An Anthology of Reality Theatre (AltaMira Press, 2005). His most recent book is Qualitative Research: Analyzing Life, a new methods textbook with co-author Matt Omasta (Sage Publications, 2018). He is currently at work on a new commissioned title for Routledge’s World Library of Educationalists Series: Writing Qualitatively: The Selected Works of Johnny Saldaña.

Saldaña’s works have been cited and referenced in over 7,000 research studies conducted in over 130 countries, in disciplines such as K-12 and higher education, medicine and health care, technology and social media, business and economics, government and social services, the fine arts, the social sciences, human development, and communication. Saldaña’s research in qualitative inquiry, data analysis, and performance ethnography has received awards from the American Alliance for Theatre & Education, the National Communication Association—Ethnography Division, the American Educational Research Association’s Qualitative Research Special Interest Group, New York University’s Program in Educational Theatre, and the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. He has published a wide range of research articles in journals such as Research in Drama Education, Multicultural Perspectives, Youth Theatre Journal, Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Teaching Theatre, Research Studies in Music Education, and Qualitative Inquiry, and has contributed several chapters to research methods handbooks.

Ray Maietta
Raymond C. Maietta, Ph.D. is president of ResearchTalk Inc., a qualitative research consulting company based in Long Island, New York and Cary, North Carolina. A Ph.D. sociologist from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, with postdoctoral training at Indiana University, Ray’s interests in the art of qualitative research methods motivated him to start ResearchTalk in 1996. ResearchTalk Inc. provides project consultation and co-analysis services on all phases of qualitative analysis to university, government, not-for-profit, and corporate researchers.

More than 20 years of consultation with qualitative researchers informs Dr. Maietta’s publications and a current methods book he is writing:

  • “Systematic Procedures of Inquiry and Computer Data Analysis Software for Qualitative Research,” co-authored with John Creswell, in Handbook of Research Design and Social Measurement (Sage Publications, 2002)
  • State of the Art: Integrating Software with Qualitative Analysis in Applying Qualitative and Mixed Methods in Aging and Public Health Research, edited by Leslie Curry, Renee Shield, and Terrie Wetle (American Public Health Association and the Gerontological Society of America, 2006).
  • “The Use of Photography As a Qualitative Research Method” in Visualizing Social Science, edited by Judith Tanur (Social Science Research Council, 2008).
  • “Qualitative Software” in The Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods, edited by Lisa Given (Sage Publications, 2008).
  • “Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis with MAXQDA” in Journal of Mixed Methods (Sage Publications, April 2008)
  • “The Symbolic Value and Limitations of Racial Concordance in Minority Research Engagement”, co-authored with Craig S. Fryer, Susan R. Passmore, et al., in Qualitative Health Research, March 13, 2015 (Sage Publications)
  • Sort and Sift, Think and Shift: Let the Data Be Your Guide (Guilford Press) in progress.

Ray’s work invites interactions with researchers from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. He is an active participant at conferences around the country including invited presentations at American Evaluation Association, American Anthropological Association, and American Sociological Association.

Paul Mihas
Paul Mihas is the Assistant Director of Qualitative Research at the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He regularly advises graduate students and faculty on qualitative methods, software, and strategies for analysis. He is the former managing editor of Social Forces, a journal of sociology published at the University of North Carolina Press. As a qualitative analysis consultant with ResearchTalk (since 2001), Mihas has lectured on qualitative inquiry, design, and analysis at several universities, including the University of Puerto Rico, Howard University, and Temple University. He has also served as faculty at the annual Qualitative Research Summer Intensive and a mentor at ResearchTalk’s Qualitative Data Analysis Camps. He regularly teaches qualitative research methods in ICPSR’s Summer Program in Methods of Social Research. His interests include narrative analysis and memo writing as a stand-alone method; his current research focuses on cancer survivors and metaphors for illness and the body. Mihas received an M.A. (1989) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mihas is a co-author on Dr. Ray Maietta’s Sort and Sift, Think and Shift forthcoming publication.

 

SCHEDULE (click):
Daily Schedule

Monday, May 21
9:00 am – 4:00 pm: Camp sessions

Tuesday, May 22
9:00 am – 4:30* pm: Camp sessions

*Includes catered lunch, compliments of ResearchTalk

Wednesday, May 23
9:00 am – 4:00 pm: Camp sessions

Thursday, May 24
9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Camp sessions

REGISTRATION AND PRICING DETAILS (click:)

Register

Click HERE to register online.

Early Registration

  • Early Registration ends March 19, 2018
  • Early Registration Fee = $ 825.00

Standard Registration

  • Standard Registration ends April 30, 2018
  • Standard Registration Fee = $ 975.00

*Single day attendance not accommodated

Student Discount

  • 15% Discount for Students – use Discount Code “RT-Student15”
    Student discount cannot be combined with any other discount offers

Registration Notes

  • All payments should be made to “ResearchTalk”
  • Seats for courses are not officially held until payment is received in full.
  • If full payment is not received the day before courses begin, your registration will be cancelled and you will not be able to attend courses.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT PRIOR TO THE CAMP (click):
  • After registration, ResearchTalk will send you a survey that asks for detail on your current work.
  • We will ask you to send a brief writing sample(s) for our review. Note that we assume confidentiality in this process. If you require, we will sign confidentiality agreements you provide.
  • We will send you a brief list of suggested writing goals to achieve before the camp.
  • We will also send an information sheet detailing where you need to be when.
VENUE AND TRAVEL INFORMATION (click):

Arrival and Departure Times

  • The opening session for the Qualitative Data Analysis camp begins at 9:00 am on Monday, May 21, 2018
  • The Qualitative Data Analysis Camp ends at 12:00 pm on Thursday, May 24, 2018

Nearest Airport

  • Raleigh Durham Airport (Airport Code: RDU)

Venue and Accommodations

Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill/Durham
6121 Farrington Road
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27517
Phone Number: 1-919-403-8700

Website for Hotel Reservations: Click for Reservations

    • The ResearchTalk rate is $ 114 per night plus tax.
    • The ResearchTalk room rate will be available until May 4, 2018, or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

HOW TO REGISTER

CLICK HERE to register online.