Welcome! This blog has received a lot of traffic lately and I thought it deserved an updated post explaining how the blog works and what I am currently doing in the qualitative research field. This blog was used as a course blog for a course I taught as a graduate student at Ohio State University. I basically used this blog to facilitate the course. I used it as a guide to each class session, a repository for resources and a place to answer questions that my students had. The course, Digital Tools for Qualitative Research, was a 1 credit hour class for graduate students that was an enhancement to the qualitative research sequence. The course had 5 sessions that can be found here or by clicking on the label "EPL692" on the top right side of the screen. The sessions are listed in reverse chronological order, as this is a blog and that's how they work. :) Please feel free to utilize this blog as a part of your courses on qualitative research.
Recently, I became aware that this blog was an editor's pick for the top qualitative research blogs on Qualitative 360, "The Innovation Hub for Quallies." I'm flattered and energized that this blog has gone on to have another life after my course ended. In 2011, I finished my PhD at Ohio State and am currently working on a chapter on digital tools in qualitative research that will appear in James Beebe's second edition of Rapid Assessment Process: An Introduction which will be out in early 2014. If you are looking for a collaborator on a qualitative research project, have questions for me or would like to share how you are using this blog, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear from you!
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