Topic: QUAL Speaker Series

Stephen M. Walt | Why I Use Qualitative Methods

December 9, 2019

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Stephen M. Walt is the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs. He previously taught at Princeton University and the University of Chicago, where he served as Master of the Social Science Collegiate Division and Deputy Dean of Social Sciences.

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

January 26, 2019

Posted by: jdpritch

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

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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

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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.

Stephens | Sizing Up the Sample, Interviews

May 16, 2018

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Andre Stephens QUAL presentation

Andre Stephens is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of Washington. He presented on his discovery after completing interviews for his fieldwork that the number of interviews completed was not as important as what one learned from them.