Alexes Harris | A Multi-State Study Using Multi-methods: Making Sense of Justice Sentencing

August 19, 2019

Posted by: Lauren R Dobrovolny

Alexes Harris is the Presidential Term Professor and Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. Dr. Harris’ work has spanned the criminal justice system, including juvenile justice, case processing outcomes, and monetary sanctions. Her research is fundamentally centered around issues of inequality, poverty and race in United States’ systems of justice.

Morhaf Al Achkar| Qualitative Study of Making Meaning and Coping with Incurable Cancer With Reflections by The Researcher as a Physician and A Patient

April 22, 2019

Posted by: Lauren R Dobrovolny

Morhaf Al Achkar, MD, Ph.D. was born in Aleppo-Syria and migrated to the United States after finishing medical school. He obtained a Ph.D. in Research Inquiry Methodology in Social Sciences from Indiana University School of Education. Currently, he is a practicing family physician and a faculty member at the University of Washington. Morhaf will present his methodology to interviewing 40 cancer patient experiences, including his experience with a lung cancer diagnosis in 2016.

Holmes-Eber | Not Mutually Exclusive: Combining Quantitative with Qualitative Methods in Ethnographic Research

January 26, 2019

Posted by: Jeremy D Pritchard

Paula Holmes-Eber is a professor of anthropology and an affiliate in the Department of Middle East Studies and the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, UW. Holmes-Eber presented her research and fieldwork experience conducted in the Middle East and how using the mixed-method approach – a combination of interviews, participant observation, and surveys create large N data corroborates a researcher’s findings and arguments.

Gulen | Conducting Elite Interviews in Turkey and Israel

December 4, 2018

Posted by: Jeremy D Pritchard

Berkay Gulen

Berkay Gulen is a Ph.D. candidate in International Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, UW. Gulen is currently researching decision-making mechanisms in Turkey’s foreign policy change between 1991 and 2014 and discussed sampling and interview techniques in preparation for conducting field research.

Tanweer | Ethnographic Fieldwork in Data Science

November 28, 2018

Posted by: Jeremy D Pritchard

Anissa Tanweer

Anissa Tanweer is a research scientist at the eScience Institute, UW focused on human-centered data science. Her work incorporates a range of qualitative methods for studying the practice and culture of data-intensive computational work, including interviews, surveys, and participant observation. At her QUAL Speaker Series talk, Tanweer highlighted some challenges common for ethnographers but also presented some unique ethical tensions and recalled her own research issues and offered approaches to addressing them.