Three articles on Qualitative Inquiry by Kenneth Gergen and Friends

Kenneth Gergen is disseminating three papers on aspects of qualitative research that he has written, one as sole author and two as co-author. He writes: I humbly attach three papers that I hope could be useful in supporting our qualitative endeavours. The first is the recent American Psychologist article by Ruthellen Jossleson, Mark Freeman and Read More …

QI 2012 Here I come!

I am delighted to be returning to the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry in Champaign-Urbana this year, where I shall be participating in a panel reflecting on the process of ‘becoming’ a scholar. The idea for the panel came from a special issue of the Emotion, Space and Society journal being edited by the panel chair (Sophie Read More …

Another year, another ICQI…

…and after my third outing, I feel no less excited, engaged and exhilarated by the ideas expressed, the connections made in conversation and the potent sense of purpose that pervades everything at the Congress. Here is a body of scholars actively striving for a better world, for social justice in all its forms and for Read More …

BSA Auto/Biography Study Group Conference

The Auto/Biography Study Group is part of the professional association of sociologists, the British Sociological Association (BSA). The aim of the Study Group is to bring together people interested in looking analytically at all forms of biography and autobiography, the relationship between different ‘genres’ of representing lives, and the intertextuality of biography and autobiography, texts Read More …

Eljee's developing researcher narrative: where am I?

I enter into the discussion melee rather late in the game.  I’m not a great blogger and end up lurking online bouncing between posts and forums.  But I would like to (finally) add my thoughts on the discussion on reflective/reflexive area.  Since I’m late in the conversation I won’t address the plethora of what’s been Read More …

On Reflexivity (again…)

This post is partly motivated by the fact that the original reflexivity thread has grown rather too long, and partly by the need for me to make a ‘new beginning’ as regards my understanding of what reflexivity is and how it bears on my research. I am conscious that my current understanding diverges somewhat from Read More …

Ponderings on ‘Reflexivity’

This new Discussion Topic of Reflexivity picks up on quite a bit of activity by LTE staff and doctoral participants in recent months, some of which has spilled onto these blog pages (e.g. see comments on Magdalena De Stefani’s page). Some of this activity is directly related to: Doctoral study (as I think Magdalena’s ideas are, Read More …

QI Revisited

To see the paper I gave at QI 2010, click here.   It can be a mistake to go back…Last year I attended the Fifth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (QI 2009) at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and was refreshed, energised and motivated by the genuine inclusivity of the conference and the engagement Read More …