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Researchware Cofounder Appointed to Two Major Editorial Roles

SharleneResearchware is proud to announce that Researchware cofounder, Dr. Sharlene Hesse-Biber has been appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of Mixed Methods Research and has been appointed to the editorial board of the American Sociological Association's flagship journal, Sociological Methodology.  Sharlene Janice Nagy Hesse-Biber, Ph.D. University of Michigan, is Professor of Sociology and the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. She has published widely on the impact of sociocultural factors on women’s body image, including her book Am I Thin Enough Yet? The Cult of Thinness and the Commercialization of Identity (Oxford, 1996), which was selected as one of Choice Magazine’s best academic books for 1996. She recently published The Cult of Thinness (Oxford, 2007). She is the co-author of Working Women in America: Split Dreams (Oxford, 2005). She is co-editor of Feminist Approaches to Theory and Methodology: An Interdisciplinary Reader (Oxford, 1999), Approaches to Qualitative Research: A Reader on Theory and Practice (Oxford, 2004), and Emergent Methods in Social Research (Sage, 2006). She is co-author of The Practice of Qualitative Research (Sage, 2006; second edition, 2010) and co-editor of The Handbook of Emergent Methods (Guilford Publications, 2008 and upcoming paperback edition in 2011).

Her most recent publications include editing the Handbook of Feminist Research: Theory and Praxis (Sage, 2007), which was selected as one of the Critics’ Choice Award winners by the American Education Studies Association, and was also chosen as one of Choice Magazine’s Outstanding Academic titles for 2007. She is a contributor to the Handbook of Grounded Theory (Sage, 2008) as well the Handbook of Mixed Methods Research (Sage 2nd edition, 2010). She is author of Mixed Methods Research: Merging Theory with Practice (Guilford Publications, 2010. She is a special issue editor for the July 2010 issue of Qualitative Inquiry on mixed methods research and co-editor of an upcoming special issue on Triangulation in Mixed Methods Research for the Journal of Mixed Methods Research (JMMR) forthcoming in 2011.


She is a cofounder of Researchware, Inc., makers of simply powerful tools for qualitative analysis, inlcuding the software program HyperRESEARCH, a computer-assisted program for analyzing qualitative data, and the the transcription tool HyperTRANSCRIBE.


journalofmixedmethodsresearchThe Journal of Mixed Methods Research (MMR) is an innovative, quarterly, interdisciplinary, international publication that focuses on empirical, methodological, and theoretical articles about mixed methods research across the social, behavioral, health, and human sciences. The journal's scope includes delineating where mixed methods research may be used most effectively, illuminating design and procedure issues, and determining the logistics of conducting mixed methods research. For more information, please see


sociologicalmethodologySociological Methodology is the only American Sociological Association periodical publication that is devoted entirely to research methods. It publishes important methodological papers of interest to the entire field of sociology. SM seeks contributions that address the full range of problems confronted by empirical research in the social sciences, including conceptualization and modeling, research design, data collection, measurement, qualitative analysis and quantitative data analysis. SM provides a natural forum for engaging the philosophical issues that underpin sociological research. Papers published in SM may be original methodological contributions, expositions and illustrations of recent developments, and critical discussions of research practice. SM is published annually as an edited, hardbound book. For more information, please see

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