ISSR Summer Methodology Workshops | Qualitative Research Design and Methods | Chrystal G. Mwangi and Ezekiel Kimball

Event date/time: 

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
University of Massachusetts, Amherst | 107 Bartlett Hall

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS WORKSHOP.  Description: This three-day workshop provides an overview of how qualitative researchers think (research design) and what they do (research methods). Participants will gain hands-on experience with qualitative research by contributing to the design and execution of a small-scale study developed by the facilitators. Group experiences are punctuated by brief discussions of key ideas in qualitative research as well as by opportunities for participants to develop or refine their own projects. Topics covered in this workshop include research ethics, common qualitative approaches, participant observation, interviews, focus groups, media-based qualitative methods, basic qualitative data analysis, and writing about qualitative findings. This workshop is suitable for those with limited exposure to qualitative research or to those with current qualitative work that they wish to refine further.

Instructors: Chrystal George Mwangi and Ezekiel Kimball

Dr. Chrystal George Mwangi is an Assistant Professor in Higher Education. Her scholarship broadly centers on structures of opportunity and educational attainment for underrepresented populations along the P-20 education pipeline, the impacts of globalization and migration on U.S. higher education at the student, institution, and policy levels, and African and African Diaspora populations in higher education. Some of her recent research projects emphasize the educational experiences of Black immigrant collegians, the role of family and community in college access and success, broadening underrepresented student participation in STEM, and higher education cross-border partnerships. Dr. Mwangi worked for a number of years as a college administrator, with positions in undergraduate admissions, multicultural affairs, student conduct, and academic advising. She has also engaged in education research and policy work for various organizations, including the Council for Opportunity in Education, Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, and Higher Education for Development.

Dr. Ezekiel Kimball is an Assistant Professor in Higher Education. His prior professional experience includes work as a director of institutional research, interim director of student affairs, residence hall coordinator, and nonprofit program manager. He earned a PhD in higher education with a graduate minor in social theory from The Pennsylvania State University and an M.S. in adult education and B.A. in history from the University of Southern Maine. His research interests include college access, student learning and development, the connection between social and educational theory, and the history of higher education. His published works include journal articles and book chapters on social theory, college admissions, and student affairs practice.

Questions? For more information about this or any of the ISSR Summer Methodology Workshops, please contact ISSR Methodologist Jessica Pearlman (jpearlman@issr.umass.edu).


REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS WORKSHOP.

Five College Students and Faculty (UMass-Amherst, Hampshire College, Smith College, Mt. Holyoke College, and Amherst College only)

Five College Undergraduate and Graduate Students…………………………..$100 / person

Five College Faculty………………………………………………………………....$200 / person

Non-Five College Students and Faculty

Non-Five College Undergraduate and Graduate Students…………………………..$225 / person

Non-Five College Faculty………………………………………………………………....$325 / person

Registration note: Registration closes for each workshop 2 full business days prior to the start date. Payment of registration does not guarantee a spot in these space-limited workshop. ISSR will offer you the choice of placement on a wait-list or a refund for any workshops that are over-subscribed. If paying with departmental funds or personal checks, contact Karen Mason (mason@issr.umass.edu).

Cancellation note: In cases where enrollment is 5 or less, we reserve the right to cancel the workshop.  In cases where the registrant cancels prior to the workshop, a full refund will be given with two weeks notice, and 50% refund will be given with one week notice.  We will not be able to refund in cases where registrant does not notify us of cancellation at least one week prior to the beginning date of the workshop.