Thursday, June 14, 2012

FQS--Qualitative Computing: Diverse Worlds and Research Practices

I am very pleased to announce the publication of the FQS issue devoted to the 2011 qualitative computing conference held in Istanbul,  Turkey.

You can link to that issue here:
FQS June 2012
(Vol 3, No 2, 2012)

It has been an intense year, working with Ceasar Cisneros (an FQS editor) to develop this issue. The introduction provides a good description of the focus of the conference as an opportunity to think about qualitative computing from an international context, that is, outside the boundaries of the American/Anglo picture that often dominates the discussion of qualitative research, and, hence, qualitative computing. 

At the conference I presented a piece about my Journal Project, and the related article is available in this publication.

The Journal Project: Qualitative Computing and the Technology/Aesthetics Divide in Qualitative Research

I loved the experience of the conference (you can read about that in postings from Istanbul in this blog--February 2011), but I found the experience of editing the work of a diverse group of international scholars to be equally interesting.  I had to think through their concerns from a new perspective. 
Finally, working through the introduction with Cesar brought the experience around full circle as we rethought the ideas that brought the conference into being in the first place.  Cesar has long been a champion of the world of qualitative research that is emerging outside of the Anglo world.  He continues to raise provocative questions about the classical qualitative research myoptic view of how our work has evolved and how our traditions can be applied to every national or regional location. 
Thank you Cesar and all the other great participants and organizers. 

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