Thank you to George Hart, Library Director at UMass Lowell, and his assistant Marguerite Grant for uploading several of my unpublished papers and presentations to our new D-Space area. I am so excited to have these available through this online data base.
Nine items are now available. They fall into groupings that have much to do with who I am as a qualitative researcher.
You can access them at: https://libspace.uml.edu under Judith Davidson in the Graduate School of Education.
I am particularly excited to have three papers from 2005 accessible on the Internet. I refer to them by these short-hand names: "Grading NVivo", "Genre and Qualitative Research", and "Learning to 'Read' NVivo". These three were all presented in Spring 2005 at three different conferences (it was a marathon!). Taken together they map out territory I was exploring in regard to the way students and teachers or researchers of qualitative research work through the task of understanding Qualitative Data Analysis Software (QDAS) functions and capacities. I am excited to see that others are taking up the challenges described here (Woolfe and Silver and their 5 stages of QDA Teaching is one example).
There are also two papers about teaching QDAS in higher education: 1) a 2008 presentation on "Teaching QDAS in a Virtual Environment"; and, 2) a 2007 paper on "Teaching and Learning with QDAS".
Two papers provide evidence of my ongoing speculation about the big issues in regard to the nature of digital tools: 1) "Swimming in a Sea of Data" from 2013; and, 2) "Methodological Quandaries" from 2015.
Finally, there are papers about specific projects. "Teen Talk about Sexting" presented in 2012 discusses a completed project that is described more fully in my book: Sexting: Gender and Teens published in 2014 by Sense Publications.
"Negotiating Digital Tools on Complex Research Teams" presented in 2016 is fast becoming one facet of a book in the making.
Thank you George and Marguerite for making this possible.