Qualitative Research


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To promote the use and understanding of qualitative research approaches, methods, and tools for purposes of education, research, and public service in the discipline of geography. The groups aim is to work closely with other specialty groups to promote common interests and develop intra-disciplinary projects. The group is further charged with bridging the perceived gap between quantitative and qualitative research through dialogue, debate, and the establishment of common ground for the purpose of enhancing rigorous research across the spectrum.

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Jennifer Fluri
University of Colorado-Boulder
Dan Trudeau
Macalester College

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  • 2018 Board Election Results

    Congratulations to Ursula Lang, Kris Bezdecny, and Chad Steacy, who have been elected by the QRSG membership to serve on the specialty group's governing board, from May 2018 - May 2020.

    Dr. Ursula Lang will serve as secretary-treasurer.
    Dr.  Kris Bezdecny will serve as a faculty board member. 
    Chad Steacy will serve as a student board member.

    Thank you and we look forward to your service in the coming months.
  • 2017 Graduate Student Paper Award Winners

    Greetings QRSG community!


    We are delighted to share our 2017 QRSG Graduate Student Paper award winners, who were announced at our AAG business meeting in Boston last month.


    We again received a fabulous pool of papers, and were so impressed to see the creative uses of qualitative methods showcased in the work of a very talented group of graduate students. Please join us in congratulating all of writers for their quality submissions, and in recognizing the outstanding work of the MA paper award winner, Shona Loong, and PhD paper award winners, Rachel Baker and Chad N. Steacy!


    QRSG 2017 MA Award: 


    Shona Loong

    MA Candidate, Department of Geography

    National University of Singapore


    Paper Title: “Slow violence in the borderlands: attritional violence, naked labour, and displacement along the Thai-Myanmar border”


    QRSG 2017 PhD Awards:


    Rachael Baker 

    PhD Candidate, Department of Geography

    Canada-US Fulbright Student Researcher

    York University/Wayne State University


    Paper title: “A Lifetime of Grace; a Pedagogy of the City and the Beloved Community in the 21st Century City”


    Chad N. Steacy

    PhD Candidate, Department of Geography

    Researcher, Coweeta Listening Project
    Graduate Fellow, Diversity & Inclusion Project

    University of Georgia


    Paper title: “Geographies of attachment and despair: Evoking the ambivalence of place(ment) through poetic analysis of urban decline” 


    All the best,

    2016-2017 QRSG Board: Dan Trudeau, Jennifer Fluri, Amy Trauger, and Amy Piedalue