A PROPOSAL PREPARATION WORKSHOP (for University of Maryland Faculty only) will be held on Monday, October 5, 2015 from 3:00-4:30 p.m., Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall to assist prospective applicants in preparing competitive proposals. Please RSVP for this workshop to Wendy Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 25, 2015.
Qualitative Research Interest Group
The Qualitative Research Interest Group (QRIG) is a working group composed of faculty and graduate students who are engaged in enhancing knowledge and utilization of mixed qualitative methods in research and teaching. It is co-sponsored by the Maryland Population Research Center.
QRIG seeks to elevate mixed qualitative methodologies at University of Maryland through programs that facilitate collaborative research and inquiry:
- Hosting a lecture series showcasing important and path-breaking qualitative scholarship;
- Promoting research grants for junior faculty conducting mixed qualitative intersectional research;
- Providing research and teaching resources.
Research and Teaching Resources
The following are sample qualitative methods syllabi
- Feminist Research Design (Multi-Methods Course)
- Critical Qualitative Methods
- Sociology Qual Methods I
- Sociology Qual Methods II
- Qualitative Methods in Family & Health Research
- Qualitative Research Methods in Journalism and Public Communication
- Advanced Qualitative Methods in Communication Research
QUALITATIVE METHODS COURSES
CRGE Affiliates who teach qualitative courses include (among others):
- Kevin Roy (FMST)
- Psyche Williams-Forson (AMST)
- Dana Fisher (SOCY)
- Sahar Khamis (COMM)
qrig SEED GRANTS
This seed grant provides $1,000-$5,000 to early career faculty for the opportunity to develop a study that primarily uses qualitative research methods (including: participant-observation, in-depth interviews, focus groups, life histories, or ethnographies) or mixed qualitative and quantitative methods.
The call for proposals is made in September, applications are due in November, and awards are announced in December.
See previous seed grant award recipients and proposal titles.
2014-2015 SEED GRANT RECIPIENT
We are pleased to announce the 2014-2015 seed grant recipient from the QRIG, a joint project of the CRGE and the Maryland Population Research Center.
Dr. Christina Getrich, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
"American by Birth, Mexican by Blood": Identity and Cultural Citizenship among Second-Generation Mexicans
This study will examine how second-generation (children of immigrants; comprising nearly one-quarter of all U.S. children) Mexican youth forge their identities and conceptualize social belonging while living in an increasingly anti-immigrant U.S. society.
Dr. Getrich will chronicle how immigration policies, enforcement practices, and racialization processes circumscribe their lives, and how they forge their own multifaceted identities shaped not only by the interaction of race, ethnicity, and gender, but also by national belonging and transnationalism.
Using a longitudinal case history design based on her ethnographic research of 54 youth, Getrich will analyze original and follow-up interviews with a sub-sample of original participants to examine these youth's complex identity negotiations and elaborate upon their notions of belonging.