Qualitative Research in Geography Specialty Group
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News and Announcements
2013 AAG Conference, Los Angeles, CA
See what’s on in April 2013
2012 AAG Conference, New York NY
Minutes: Click here
2011 AAG Conference, Seattle WA
Minutes: Click here
2010 AAG Conference, Washington DC
Check out the Spring 2010 Newsletter (right-hand frame) for information about our 10th Anniversary activities.
2009 AAG Conference, Las Vegas
Congratulations to our student research
enhancement award winners!
Click here for the minutes of the 2009 business meeting (PDF)
Click here for a PDF of the QRSG-sponsored sessions at the AAG meetings in Las Vegas.
2008 AAG Conference,
QRSG Student Research Grants were
2007 AAG Conference,
Minutes: Click Here
2006 AAG Conference,
Sponsorship: The QRSG sponsored 23 sessions this year.
Minutes: Click Here
QRSG Business Meeting Minutes: Click Here
Notes on Writing Proposals and Finding Funding for Qualitative Research in Geography, courtesy of David Butz. Click HERE
Look for information about the 2012 Student Research Grant competition coming in late fall.
We need updated contributions for the QRSG bibliography! Please e-mail to mcopeATuvmDOTedu
Consortium on Qualitative Research Methods - a project of the American Political Science Association
QualPage - a resource clearinghouse on qualitative research
Do you have a favorite qualitative research site? Please e-mail suggested qualitative research resources (e.g. websites, reviews, etc.) to mcopeATuvmDOTedu
Please see the right-hand corner for our latest!
The QRSG will make an award of up to $500 to support a student who is developing a research project from a qualitative methodology perspective. Both Master's-level and PhD research proposals are welcome and will be judged compared to others submitted at each respective degree level. The committee reserves the option of making multiple awards or none at all, but normally an effort is made to support all of the top proposals. Students may propose research to be conducted anytime through March, 2014. The QRSG will consider research proposals on any subject of geographic inquiry as long as proposals a) clearly indicate the proposed research topic and aims and b) effectively approach such research problem and research question(s) from a qualitative perspective. Proposals should clearly demonstrate how and why particular qualitative methods (such as, but not limited to: interviewing, archival research, participant observation, visual analysis, etc.) are suitable and necessary to conduct the research project successfully.
The QRSG places particular emphasis on methodology. Proposals should also exhibit a well-formulated theoretical framework, should be appropriately positioned in the pertinent and current geographic literature on the topic of choice, and should show the relevance of the proposed research to current geographic scholarship. Submissions also should include a simple budget indicating how funds will be used for conducting the research (for example, travel expenses, purchase of software or equipment, etc.) Proposals can range from 6 (minimum) to 10 (maximum) double-spaced pages, excluding figures, references, and budget. (The QRSG requires students submitting proposals to this Competition to be members of the specialty group. Membership fees are used almost exclusively to support this award).
The deadline for the submission of proposals is April 1, 2013.
Winners will be contacted shortly before the
AAG annual meeting in Los Angeles in April 2013, where the winner will be officially announced. You need not be present to
receive an award. Please include a cover letter clearly indicating your name, topic, affiliation,
M.A., Ph.D. student) and contact information.
Papers must be received by April 1, 2013, (by 11:59 pm) to be considered.
Updates needed for the QRSG Bibliography
Thanks to Rebecca Sheehan and others, the qualitative research in geography bibliography is on-line for your convenience - click below or navigate from the left-hand frame.
To add an announcement or submit a suggestion for the QRSG website, please contact Meghan Cope - Webmaster.
Website Updated March 11, 2013
For questions about the Specialty Group, please contact the Chair(s) of the QRSG.
Co-Chairs: Hilda Kurtz & Mary Raycraft
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Who's Who in the QRSG: Click here for Officers and Board Members with full contact information.
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