Essentials of Descriptive-Interpretive Qualitative Research

Robert Elliott and Ladislav Timulak

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This practical, step-by-step guide explains the most important principles for using a generic approach to descriptive-interpretive qualitative research.

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This webinar introduces the book Essentials of Descriptive-Interpretive Qualitative Research: A Generic Approach recently published by the American Psychological Association. The presentation will outline some features of a methodological approach that offers no-nonsense, step-by-step guidelines to qualitative research in psychology and related fields, presenting principles for using a generic approach to descriptive-interpretive qualitative research. Based on more than 50 years of combined experience doing qualitative research on psychotherapy, the presenters offer an overarching framework of best research practices common to a wide range of approaches.

Date: 02/26/2021 Time: 12pm EST

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Essentials Of Narrative Analysis

Ruthellen Josselson and Phillip L. Hammack

In this book, Ruthellen Josselson and Phillip L. Hammack introduce readers to narrative analysis, a qualitative method that investigates how people make meaning of their lives and experiences in both social and cultural contexts. This method offers researchers a window into how individuals’ stories are shaped by the categories they inhabit, such as gender, race, class, and sexual identity, and it preserves the voice of the individual through a close textual analysis of their storytelling.

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In this webinar, Drs. Ruthellen Josselson and Phillip L. Hammack provide an overview of narrative analysis, a qualitative method that investigates how people make meaning of their lives and experiences in both social and cultural contexts. This 45-minute, non-credit online event is your chance to get a quick overview of this research method and discuss your research questions with the authors.

Date: 09/17/2021 • Time: 2pm EST

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Essentials of Autoethnography

Christopher N. Poulos

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In this step-by-step guide to writing autoethnography, the author describes and illustrates the essential features and practices of this qualitative research method.

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Why do autoethnography? Autoethnography is a unique approach to qualitative research that employs writing as the primary method of inquiry. Through systematic participation, observation, reflection, introspection, and self-reflexive writing, the autoethnographer strives to achieve rich, detailed, evocative, compelling accounts of human social experience.

Date: 03/19/2021 Time: 2pm EST

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Essentials of Critical-Constructivist Grounded Theory Research

Heidi M. Levitt

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This practical, step-by-step guide explains how to use critical-constructivist grounded theory methods, a flexible approach to investigating topics within psychological, interpersonal, and sociocultural contexts.

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In this webinar, Dr. Levitt provides an introduction to Grounded Theory Research, using a critical-constructivist approach. She will describe the broad range of objectives appropriate for Critical-Constructivist Grounded Theory (CCGT), provide examples of relevant questions, overview the central steps, and describe decision-making processes for tailoring the method to specific research aims.

Date: 04/30/2021 Time: 2pm EST

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Essentials of Ideal-Type Analysis

Emily Stapley, Sally O'Keeffe, and Nicholas J. Midgley

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This book explains how to conduct a qualitative research study using ideal-type analysis, an ideal method for studying individual cases in depth but also understanding patterns across multiple study participants.

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Ideal-type analysis is a systematic, rigorous method for forming typologies from qualitative data. It can be applied to a range of qualitative data sources, including research interviews, clinical case notes, and observation field notes. It lends itself to answering research questions that seek to identify different groups of participants with similar experiences, opinions, and perspectives. In this webinar, Drs. Stapley, O'Keeffe, and Midgley provide an overview of the approach, including the steps taken to conduct an ideal-type analysis.

Date: 03/05/2021 Time: 12pm EST

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Essentials of Discursive Psychology

Linda M. McMullen

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In this step-by-step guide to conducting a research study, Linda McMullen describes the innovative ways in which discursive psychology analyzes language at both the micro and macro levels.

Discursive psychologists reconceptualize talk and text as being situated in a social context, rather than thinking of talk as a route to our thoughts. For example, this approach could be used to study how people use arguments for and against the notion of human-induced climate change, or how they criticize each other in face-to-face encounters.

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Essentials of Consensual Qualitative Research

Clara E. Hill and Sarah Knox

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This concise, practical guide provides step-by-step advice and tips on how to plan and conduct a consensual qualitative research study.

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Consensual qualitative research (CQR) is a rigorous qualitative approach. It is relatively easy to learn and ideal for examining in depth a variety of inner experiences, attitudes, and beliefs. In this webinar, Drs. Hill and Knox provide the rationale for using this approach and offer some sample research questions, a brief overview of the steps of the approach, and some possible modifications of the approach.

Date: 02/12/2021 Time: 2pm EST

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Essentials of Existential Phenomenological Research

Scott D. Churchill

In this book, Scott D. Churchill introduces readers to existential phenomenological research, an approach that seeks an in-depth, embodied understanding of subjective human existence that reflects a person’s values, purposes, ideals, intentions, emotions, and relationships. This method helps researchers understand the lives and needs of others by helping identify and set aside theoretical and ideological prejudgments.

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In this webinar, Dr. Scott D. Churchill, author of the new APA Book, Essentials of Existential Phenomenological Research, provides an overview of this qualitative approach that seeks an in-depth, embodied understanding of subjective human existence that reflects a person’s values, purposes, ideals, intentions, emotions, and relationships. This 45-minute, non-credit online event is your chance to get a quick overview of the method and discuss your research questions with Dr. Churchill.

Date: 11/12/2021 • Time: 2pm EST

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Essentials of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

Jonathan A. Smith and Isabella E. Nizza

Essentials of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis is a step-by-step guide to a research method that investigates how people make sense of their lived experience in the context of their personal and social worlds. It is especially well-suited to exploring experiences perceived as highly significant, such as major life and relationship changes, health challenges, and other emotion-laden events.

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Interpretative phenomenological analysis is a research method that investigates how people make sense of their lived experience in the context of their personal and social worlds. Meet the authors of Essentials of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis in this 45-minute, non-credit webinar where you can get a preview of the book and join a live discussion with the authors.

Date: 10/22/2021 • Time: 12pm EST

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Essentials of Critical Participatory Action Research

Michelle Fine and María Elena Torre

In this book, Michelle Fine and María Elena Torre provide an introduction to critical participatory action research, an approach that reveals the everyday stories of struggle and survival of the persons being studied, combats social injustice, and leverages social science research for action. Critical participatory action research challenges the traditional and narrow ways in which research has been conducted and elevates the voices and perspectives of formerly marginalized groups.

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In this webinar, Drs. Michelle Fine and María Elena Torre, provide a preview of their new book, Essentials of Critical Participatory Action Research. This 45-minute, non-credit webinar is your opportunity to get an overview of critical participatory action research and join a live discussion with Drs. Fine and Torre.

Date: 10/29/2021 • Time: 2pm EST

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Essentials Of Thematic Analysis

Gareth Terry and Nikki Hayfield

In this book, Gareth Terry and Nikki Hayfield introduce readers to reflexive thematic analysis, a method of analyzing interview and focus group transcripts, qualitative survey responses, and other qualitative data.

Central to this method is the recognition that we are all situated in a particular context, and that we see and speak from that position. This leads researchers to produce knowledge that represents situated truths, providing insights into people’s perspectives on a given topic.

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Register for this online event to meet Drs. Gareth Terry and Nikki Hayfield, experts in thematic analysis, which is a method of analyzing interview and focus group transcripts, qualitative survey responses, and other qualitative data. This 45-minute presentation provides an overview of Drs. Terry and Hayfield's new book, Essentials of Thematic Analysis, and this research approach, followed by a Q&A session.

Date: 11/11/2021 • Time: 3pm EST

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Essentials of Conversation Analysis

Alexa Hepburn and Jonathan Potter

In this book, Alexa Hepburn and Jonathan Potter provide an introduction to conversation analysis, a qualitative approach that examines the actions and interactions that take place in face-to-face conversations, phone calls, texts, and various forms of media.

The book is designed as a practical analytic handbook that provides a comprehensive introduction to the different elements and phases in analyzing conversation. The authors guide the reader through data collection, transcription, analysis, and writing papers, providing an invaluable starting point for researchers who wish to explore conversation analysis and get a foothold in its literature.

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