Collaborative Qualitative Research

Thalia M. Mulvihill and Raji Swaminathan

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Meeting a key need for qualitative researchers, this practical book presents tools for creating productive partnerships and managing each phase of a collaborative project. The authors provide guidelines for working across disciplines, status differentials (such as professor and student), and geographical locations. Collaboration within particular qualitative traditions—cross-cultural research, duoethnography, participatory action research, arts-based collaborations, and others—is described and illustrated with exemplars of published studies. Readers learn how to build research teams, formulate research questions, gather and analyze data, and assess how collaborations are working. Ethical questions are highlighted throughout: Who owns collaborative research? Who decides what aspects of the findings should be disseminated? How can inequitable power relations be redressed? Within-chapter “Pedagogical Pathways” sections provide practice exercises and opportunities for reflection.

“Finally, a book that focuses on collaborative qualitative research! I particularly appreciate the practical discussions of evaluating and analyzing collaborative studies; writing, presenting, and publishing the findings; and pedagogical issues. The 'Pedagogical Pathways' will be useful in classrooms and for newer research collaboration groups to help them navigate the process of collaboration. This book is a necessary part of every qualitative researcher's and instructor’s library.”

—Regina Garza Mitchell, EdD, Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology, Western Michigan University


“This is a wonderful introduction to collaborative qualitative research. Graduate students, early-career professionals, and others new to this area will find a comprehensive review of the theories, issues, and methods most relevant to a collaborative approach. Readers from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines will find this book accessible. Course instructors will find interesting and valuable activities to use in their classes.”

—Lori E. Koelsch, PhD, Department of Psychology, Duquesne University


“A storehouse of information and practical guidance, starting with what collaboration is and moving through thoughtful considerations of how to conduct collaborative initiatives, interdisciplinary applications, ethical issues, and future potentials. Mulvihill and Swaminathan ground the reader in arts-based and other approaches, summarize multiple views, and provide helpful exercises and reflection questions. They delve into many examples of collaborative work and go into lots of detail about crucial questions and decisions. This richly resourced and referenced book will be of critical importance to both new and more experienced collaborative researchers.”

—Dan Wulff, PhD, Faculty of Social Work (Emeritus), University of Calgary, Canada


“The authors lay out both theoretical foundations and practical applications for engaging in powerful, equitable qualitative inquiries that have the potential to transform communities. The topics are brought to life through pedagogical elements that will enable practicing researchers and graduate students to make sense of and conduct collaborative research.”

—Brian Schultz, PhD, Department of Teacher Education, Miami University

Table of Contents

1. Epistemologies of Collaboration sample

2. Collaborative Ecologies: Creating Collaborative Teams

3. Thinking and Designing for Collaborative Research

4. Methodologies and Methods of Collaborative Research

5. Collective Activism: Participatory Action Research

6. Collaborative Encounters: Study Circles, Communities of Practice, and Learning Communities

7. Photographic Collaborations and Digital Storytelling

8. Performance Collaborations

9. Evaluating Collaborative Research

10. Writing, Presenting, and Publishing Collaborative Research

11. Next Steps for Qualitative Researchers Engaged in Collaborative Projects

References

Index

About the Authors


About the Authors

Thalia M. Mulvihill, PhD, is Professor of Higher Education and Social Foundations and Provost Faculty Fellow at Ball State University. She has served as Director of two doctoral programs, as well as Director of the Certificate Program in Qualitative Research and Education and the Certificate Program in College and University Teaching. Dr. Mulvihill is coeditor of The Teacher Educator journal and has published over 85 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters related to qualitative research and innovative pedagogies, as well as eight books. The recipient of numerous teaching, research, and mentoring awards, she is engaged in the study of history and sociology of higher education, qualitative inquiry, innovative pedagogies, and educational leadership.

Raji Swaminathan, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Educational Policy and Community Studies in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. She has served as Director of Doctoral Studies and Chair of the Department and is a recipient of the university’s Faculty Teaching and Faculty Research Awards. Dr. Swaminathan has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and seven books, six on qualitative research methods and one on the narratives of immigrant women. She is interested in and works in the areas of qualitative research, youth resilience, urban and alternative schools, creative pedagogies, and school leadership.

Audience

Professors and doctoral students in education, social sciences, nursing, and allied health fields; practicing researchers and evaluators.

Course Use

Will serve as a core or supplemental text for doctoral courses in advanced qualitative methods or participatory action research, or as a core book for a collaborative research seminar.