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”.
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
Matthew Adeiza, PhD Candidate in Communication, spent the 2016 election cycle immersed in two rival presidential campaigns, in Ghana. Why Ghana? Because it is a promising democracy in Africa which
The QUAL Speaker Series line-up for the upcoming school year is complete. In this year’s series, faculty, doctoral students and a postdoc fellow will share insights from their own qualitative
Understanding Online Communities and Politics: Conducting Qualitative Research in Ephemeral Environments For her 2014 award-winning book “Expect Us: Online Communities and Political Mobilization,” Jessica Beyer applied ethnographic methods of observation
Challenges and Strategies of Applying Biomedically-focused Regulations to Qualitative Methods All non-exempt research involving human subjects must have advance IRB approval. The University of Washington runs its own Institutional Review
Revising Your Research Question in the Field and Analyzing the Resulting Data Sara Tomczuk encountered a dichotomy of inductive and deductive reasoning through her dissertation research and shared her experience
Cabeiri Robinson picked a topic for the first QUAL Speaker Series presentation of 2017 that is both difficult to talk about and necessary to address. Robinson, the Director of the
David Lopez, PhD Candidate and National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow in political science at UW, shared with the QUAL Community two mixed method case selection strategies from his dissertation work.
Ethics and data transparency standards in the social sciences are changing and there is no telling where they will land in three or four years, says assistant professor of political