PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

The 2018 pre-conference workshops will be taking place at the Flamingo hotel in Carson City and Mesquite.

Directions to the respective room locations can be requested at the front desk. 



NVivo Training with Dr. Kristi Jackson

Sunday, February 25, 2018  -  2:00 pm to 4:00 pm - in Flamingo's Mesquite meeting room

The purpose of this session is to provide a conceptual overview of the history and relevance of Qualitative Data Analysis Software and to explore the use of NVivo 11 for Windows (Mac users may attend but the session will be delivered in the Windows version).  You may choose between bringing a laptop [with 2 hours of battery life available] for a hands-on experience and the software already installed (www.qsrinternational.com has a 14 day free trial which you may download IN ADVANCE), or you may attend without a laptop to observe, take notes, and engage in the conversation.  During this session you will learn about:


*  Creating a project

*  Importing interviews

*  Journaling and linking (evolving interpretations, process logs, etc.)

*  Coding

*  Organizing sub-groups

*  Exploring patterns and examining relationships

*  Visualizing output


About the Presenter:

Kristi Jackson, Ph.D., is President of QUERI Inc. and, prior to its founding in 2002, she formerly was the Vice President of OMNI Research and Training, one of the largest evaluation research firms in Denver.  In her 15 years as an evaluation researcher, Dr. Jackson has served as Principal Investigator or co-investigator in a relatively diverse array of studies.  These include volunteerism, early childhood education, literacy, violence prevention, adults with developmental disabilities, suicide prevention, strengthening kinship families, and smoking cessation.  Many of her conference presentations and published papers discuss the implications of the growing importance of qualitative data analysis software and Dr. Jackson is recognized as one of the leaders in this area.


Dedoose Training with Dr. Eli Lieber

Monday, February 26, 2018  -  4:00 to 6:00 pm - in Flamingo's Virginia City 3 meeting room

The purpose of this session is to provide an overview of trends in the use of Qualitative Data Analysis Software, provide a glimpse into future trends and to explore the use of Dedoose.  You may choose between bringing a laptop [with 2 hours of battery life available] for a hands-on experience, or you may attend without a laptop to observe, take notes, and engage in the conversation.  However, do note that Internet access would be needed in order to connect to Dedoose and the hotel does not provide internet connection, since the presentation room is near the hotel's gaming.  During this session you will learn about:


*  Creating a project

*  Importing interviews

*  Journaling and linking (evolving interpretations, process logs, etc.)

*  Coding

*  Organizing sub-groups

*  Exploring patterns and examining relationships

*  Visualizing output


About the Presenter:

Eli Lieber, Ph.D., is Associate Research Psychologist and Co-Director of the Fieldwork and Qualitative Data Research Laboratory, which is part of Semel Institute, Center for Culture and Health at UCLA.  Dr. Lieber is co-founder and president of Dedoose and has spent the last two decades focused on developing and implementing strategies and solutions for effectively and efficiently conducting integrated (mixed methods) research.  Initially trained as a qualitative psychologist specializing in social-cognitive development and measurement, Dr. Lieber has earned a sterling reputation for developing creative strategies to maximize the use of technology in social science research--his contributions to the development of Dedoose being a primary outcome. 



FROM DRAFT TO PRESS: JUMP STARTING AND MAINTAINING YOUR PUBLICATION AGENDA

Sunday, February 25, 2018  -  4:00 pm to 6:00 pm - in Flamingo's Mesquite meeting room


The present workshop is designed for faculty to nurture intercollegiate partnerships and mentorship opportunities with the purpose of advancing EQRC/AABSS/CARE faculty scholarship.


The workshop is ideal for faculty interested in submitting or preparing a submission for the conference's supporting journals, Journal of Behavior and Social Sciences (www.jbssjournal.ors/), Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research (www.jeqr.org/), and/or other quality peer-reviewed journals.  Presenters include Dr. Heewon Chang, Editor of International Journal of Multicultural Education ((JME) and Dr. Karen Longman, Co-Editor of Christian Higher Education (CHE), who will share their "inside editors' scoop" with conference participants.  The editors will share practical tips tailored to faculty, including preparing a publishable manuscript, selecting a suitable journal for your manuscript, submitting to your selected journal, communicating with editors, and responding to reviewer comments for your revision.  In summary, you will find the workshop to be interesting, informative, and productive toward potentially becoming published.  We will include time for Q/A and all the speakers will be available for dialogue and exchange, following the presentation.


Among other valuable activities during your time at the upcoming research conference, we hope you will prioritize attendance at the workshop. They promise to be engaging and we look forward to making your acquaintance.



 About the Presenters:

Heewon Chang, Ph.D., is Professor of Organizational Leadership and Multicultural Education and chairs the Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership program at Eastern University. Trained as an educational anthropologist, she teaches and writes on qualitative research methodologies. Her first book, Adolescent Life and Ethos, adopted the ethnography method for the study of a community and its local high school in the United States. Her three subsequent books focus on autoethnography as a qualitative research method and product. She founded two online academic journals, including the International Journal of Multicultural Education (IJME), and has served as Founding Editor-in-Chief of these journals for over 20 years. IJME (www.ijme-journal.org) is an internationally ranked peer-reviewed academic journal that is open-access to international authors and readers and is jointly sponsored by Eastern University in the United States and Yonsei University in South Korea.

Karen A. Longman, Ph.D., serves as the Ph.D. program Director and Professor of Doctoral Higher Education at Azusa Pacific University (APU); the department currently serves just over 100 Ph.D. and Ed.D. students from across North America and around the world.  She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in the Center for the Study of Higher Education, holds master’s degrees from U.M. and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and completed her undergraduate work in psychology at Albion College in Michigan. Karen and her colleague, Laurie A. Schreiner, co-edit the journal Christian Higher Education: An International Journal of Research, Theory, and Practice.  Karen also edited the 2012 publication Thriving in Leadership: Strategies for Making a Difference in Christian Higher Education. She is currently editing a book titled Diversity Matters: Race, Ethnicity, and the Future of Christian Higher Education. In addition, Karen is co-editing a book series being sponsored by the International Leadership Association focused on “Women and Leadership” and co-edited the first volume in the series, titled “Women and Leadership in Higher Education.” Her research and publications focus on gender issues, leadership development, and Christian higher education.