Publishing Rigorous Qualitative Research: Common Pitfalls and Solutions
Thursday, January 17, 2013: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Nautilus 3 (Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina)
Laura S. Abrams, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles and
Deborah K. Padgett, PhD, New York University
In this workshop, we aim to impart critical skills for scholars who are preparing qualitative manuscripts for publication. Recognizing that much scholarly work involves learning by doing (including qualitative publishing), the objectives of this workshop are: (1)understand common pitfalls and how to avoid them in the framing of the research, methods, analysis, presentation of the results, and discussion; and (2) apply best practices in publishing qualitative
work by analyzing published exemplars and 'lessons learned’ from them. The workshop methods will include didactic techniques along with exercises and breakout group discussions. In addition to the above learning goals, attendees will leave the workshop with the ability to better critique qualitative work and greater confidence to submit their qualitative manuscripts to top tier journals in social work and related disciplines.