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Qualitative research is like completing a complex puzzle in which you put all the pieces together to create a picture. However, qualitative research is unique as a puzzle in that the researcher must first collect and analyze the puzzle pieces before putting the picture together. Join me and Dr. Paula Dawidowicz, Research Coordinator for the Ph.D. in Education Program at Walden University, as we discuss some of the ”puzzle pieces" of qualitative research that challenge novice researchers. Research problems vs. social problems, writing researchable questions, alignment of problem, purpose and questions, choosing appropriate methods, using theory effectively, conceptual frameworks versus theoretical frameworks, data collection techniques, data analysis and interpretation, and writing up findings are all topics for discussion in this show. Join us.
Qualitative research is Zen-like in its focus on reflection and insight to draw meaning from the data collected using the techniques and methods associated with this genre of research. Join Dr. Paula Dawidowicz and me as we welcome doctoral students from Walden University to discuss questions, challenges, problems and promises of qualitative research for beginning researchers.
Qualitative research explores the meaning people attach to their experience and how they understand their world (Merriam, 2009). Through qualitative methods, researchers gain knowledge that would otherwise be unavailable, thus expanding our understanding of the world around us. This rich and complex approach to research raises many questions and is the source of scholarly discussion and debate about philosophy, technique, and interpretation. Join Dr. Paula Dawidowicz and me to discuss qualitative research and address questions from doctoral students in qualitative research.
This episode of Pneumatikos explores the radical message of the Gospel as God's powerful undertaking in history. The Gospel is provocative and compelling. It's ethos is inherently built upon decisive action. One must decide as to whether he or she will hear the Gospel with a view to obeying its message or reject its claims and incur the consequences thereof. The Gospel is God's answer to the greatest needs of the human heart.
What constitutes a ‘good death’? How and where are people dying? Are the needs of the dying being met? How can we advocate for a “good death”? Considering we are all going to die and lose loved ones at some point in time in our journey through life, these are all important questions to explore. Recently there has been an increased emphasis on the importance of addressing healthcare disparities in end of life care. This increased emphasis is mostly as a result of a bountiful of research on how dying patients are invisible in many acute healthcare settings in the United States and are victims of healthcare disparities. That is, certain groups receive lower quality of care than others. Worse than being a dying patient, is being a dying patient who is perceived by medical personnel as belonging to a different race, culture or ethnicity. These biases that lead to disparate treatment are often present at a subconscious level.
Dr. Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán is associate professor at the Werner Institute at Creighton University. She is a certified mediator and arbitrator by the Puerto Rico Supreme Court. She is a Fulbright Scholar who has actively participated in the field of conflict studies through national and international conferences and workshops, and has conducted a wide variety of trainings and seminars in the field.
Dr. Font-Guzmán conducts qualitative research with a focus on the fields of healthcare disparities, law, and conflict engagement. Specifically, how people construct meaning at critical points in their lives about their identity (e.g., professional and community), reflective learning/practice, and end of life to explore the manners in which meaning-making leads them to productively engage with conflict. She also explores how marginalized individuals create alternate stories and counter-narratives to address institutional injustices.
Dataviz queen Dr. Stephanie Evergreen recently keynoted - no, ROCKED! - the 2014 ANZEA conference in Wellington, New Zealand. Jane Davidson talks to her about becoming a southern hemisphere evaluation rockstar at long last - and finds out what's the latest on qualitative dataviz!
This short (6 minute) podcast is the first of a series of four from Jane and Stephanie:
The 2014 ANZEA conference - and what's new in qualitative dataviz
Awesome reporting (the stuff that gets to the point and conveys it brilliantly)
From "eek" to "Awesome!" - expert help to totally transform your evaluation reporting
Workshops & sessions at EES & AEA - and why Obama's slides totally need an overhaul!
Stay tuned to the Genuine Evaluation podcast channel to hear all four!
We are pleased that Economist Andy Sutton has agreed to return to our show to update us on the condition of our economic affairs especially the economic malaise that we have experienced during the last six months. The quantitative figures are not telling the same story as the qualitative. Listen in and call in with your questions and comments now toll-free 855-866-1170. Look forward to hearing from you.
Baseball pitching velocity tips, scientific analysis, and injury prevention podcast hosted by baseball coach and ESPN SweetSpot blogger Joe Janish and featuring pitching motion expert Angel Borrelli. In this episode, Joe and Angel interview Dr. Glenn Fleisig, Research Director for American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI). Among the topics covered include Major League Baseball's willingness to accept science in general and biomechanical analysis in particular; how quantitative and qualitative analysis work together to correct flaws in the pitching motion; and how science can prevent pitching injuries. Dr. Fleisig explains the process of evaluating and applying mechanical adjustments. Finally, Dr. Fleisig answers hot-button questions such as: 1) can mechanical adjustments enhance performance; 2) what is keeping pitchers from making necessary changes; 3) how can pitchers avoid second -- or third -- Tommy John surgeries; 4) are pitching injuries inevitable.
More information and references can be found at OnBaseball.com and GymScience.com.
There's no question that today's relationships march to the beat of a different drum. Technology, the liberation of women, the overdevelopment of our youth and the lax operations of mainstream media have sent the message that a "hook-up" is a must-have, but the respect, communication, and equality of relationships are eliminated from the equation. With no real qualitative standards to meet, the goal is now to just have a companion to claim to the world or never to get caught alone. This leads to a race for a companion that you keep for life at any costs...even if you have to compromise your true beliefs, mannerisms, character, individuality, and even worse..your happiness. For Black America, much more of our precious human commodities are compromised and/or traded in as we become involved with twisted relationships to "fit in" or "feel priviliged". Join in tonight for Part One...as we focus on settling for less in relationships just to avoid loneliness or being the outcast. Call 347-327-9967 at 10:30 pm EST.
Turkey has just made a new Nationla Anthem and Erdogan is declared the leader under the power of Allah to create a New Turkey. Is Erdogan the Anti-Christ? Also Russian President Putin has just declared and end to the ban of delivery of S-300 missile system to Iran as part of the new agreed upon "Iran Nuke Deal". Also the United States warns of giant Chinese Naval buildup "Major qualitative improvements" as China has deployed a new high-speed anti-ship cruise missile. Also Russian fighter jet intercepts an American reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea. Also Hillary Rodham Clinton has announced he run for the 2016 Presidential campaign. Also at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, North Carolina a shooting in the library has left 1 dead and the shooter is still at large. Also the CERN has begun to turn but will it burn the magneticspere of the Earth. These and much more current news events along with bible prophecy and the powerful Word of God. Your Host Pastor Paul Begley of Indiana.
Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents - Dr. Richard Selnick
Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents presents an overview of the ‘nuts and bolts’ of what goes into a dyslexia screening program for schools. Helpful for parents too this guide presents material in clear, ‘down-to-earth’ terms.
"Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents is a perfect compendium that enables educators to take a proactive stance in the early identification and remediation of dyslexia."
- Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., ABSNP – 2009 National School Psychologist of the Year
"Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents really helped our district get a handle on dyslexia – what it is, how to detect it and what to do about it, especially as we needed to implement the new state law.”
- Patricia Moulton, M.S.W. Special Education Coordinator, Brooklawn School District
"I wanted to let you how much I enjoyed your book. I especially appreciated that you point out the qualitative observations that should take place during assessment that can be so incredibly crucial. For example, using marks to show that a student took a long time to decode a word, even if they decoded it correctly. Your book will be a great resource for teachers/districts who are so reluctant or so nervous to identify struggling students."
- Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D. Dyslexia Training Institute
Tonight as a part of our 90 Day Blackout of Main Stream Media & HIP HOP, we are featuring the lecture by Dr. Joy Degruy called Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome from her book of the same title.
On her website, Dr. Joy describes PTSS as the following:
POST TRAUMATIC SLAVE SYNDROME As a result of twelve years of quantitative and qualitative research Dr. DeGruy has developed her theory of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, and published her findings in the book Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome - America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing”. The book addresses the residual impacts of generations of slavery and opens up the discussion of how the black community can use the strengths we have gained in the past to heal in the present.
WHAT IS P.T.S.S.?
P.T.S.S. is a theory that explains the etiology of many of the adaptive survival behaviors in African American communities throughout the United States and the Diaspora. It is a condition that exists as a consequence of multigenerational oppression of Africans and their descendants resulting from centuries of chattel slavery. A form of slavery which was predicated on the belief that African Americans were inherently/genetically inferior to whites. This was then followed by institutionalized racism which continues to perpetuate injury.
Thus, resulting in M.A.P.:
M: Multigenerational trauma together with continued oppression;
A: Absence of opportunity to heal or access the benefits available in the society; leads to
P: Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
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