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Researchware cofounder, Dr. Sharlene Hesse-Biber, explores was to "Weaving a Multimethodology and Mixed Methods Praxis Into Randomized Control Trials to Enhance Credibility" in a new article for the December 2012 issue of Qualitative Inquiry (Qualitative Inquiry (vol. 18, no. 10, pp876-889). As Sharlene explains in the abstract, "Most disciplines within the health and social sciences regard randomized control trials (RCTs) as the "gold standard" of evidence-based practice (EBP). The move toward mixed methods within evidence-based research has proven daunting to many researchers, and few best practices for RCT mixed methods studies currently exist. This article provides some strategies for incorporating mixed methods into RCT designs. Furthermore, the author argues for the value of also infusing a multimethodological approach into RCT mixed methods projects to further offer research strategies for enhancing the credibility of RCT research findings through, for example, incorporating participants' lived experiences and methodological reflexivity into the research process. The bulk of this article presents four case studies that analyze how researchers in diverse fields have taken a multimethodological praxis into account in their RCT mixed methods projects, including the integration of a mixed methods multimethodological component into RCT research designs. The author also addresses the missed opportunities in these studies to maximize the validity of RCT projects by using mixed methods and multimethodological designs." If you are not a subscribe of Qualitative Inquiry, you can obtain the full PDF of the article on line here.
Researchware cofounder, Dr. Sharlene Janice Nagy Hesse-Biber is to be the keynote speaker at The Qualitative Report's Fourth Annual Conference, January 18 - 19, 2013. The conference, sponsored by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA, explores the theme of "Qualitative Research and Technology". As the inspiration behind Researchware's Simply Powerful Tools for Qualitative Research and editor of the Handbook of Emergent Technologies in Social Research (Oxford University Press, 2011), among many other publications, Dr. Hesse-Biber is a leader in the role of technology in qualitative research.
Sharlene's address is on "The Medium is the Message." Channeling Mashall McLuhan's Insights to Examine the Role of Emergent Technologies in Social Research.
Her Opening Plenary Address is sure to be informative and enlightening. For more information on the conference, please see http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/TQR2013/index.html.
The Psychology of Women Section (POWS) of the British Psychological Society's three-day Annual Conference covers a wide range of issues including: gender, mental health, women's health, feminist theory, masculinities, sexualities, qualitative methodologies, disability, ethnicity, and racism. The conference takes place from Wednesday, July 11th to Friday, July 13th 2012, at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK.The 2012 conference themes include Women and Austerity, Feminism and Media, Feminism and Sport, and Feminism and Trans-Feminism. Researchware's cofounder, Dr. Sharlene Hesse-Biber, is one of three distinguished keynote speakers, along with Vikki Krane and Natacha Kennedy, for this internationally recognized event. Dr. Hesse-Biber is speaking on Applying Feminist Principles of Praxis to Interrogate Austerity Policies and their Impact on Women's Lived Experiences and would be happy to meet with people interested in learning more about Researchware's Simply Powerful Tools for Qualitative Research throughout the conference. For more information on the conference, please see http://pows.bps.org.uk/pows/conference/conference_home.cfm.
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