Topic: QUAL Speaker Series

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

January 26, 2019

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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.

Gade | Connection and Resistance, Examining the Impact of Checkpoints on Civilian Support for Militancy

February 27, 2018

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Emily Kalah Gade

Emily Kalah Gade is a research scientist in the Department of Political Science and a postdoctoral fellow at the eScience Institute, UW. In 2015, Gade conducted 58 life-story-style interviews with Palestinian olive farmers and 12 semi-structured interviews with municipal workers and defense soldiers in the West Bank and Israel and presented her research on “Connection and Resistance, Examining the Impact of Checkpoints on Civilian Support for Militancy”.

Powers | What Interviews Are Good For

November 22, 2017

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Matthew Powers QUAL presentation

There are three main criticisms for interviews – specifically semi-structured interviews as a data gathering research method – that Assistant Professor of Communication Matthew Powers highlighted for a record audience