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Qualitative Research Methodologies.

The Narrative Research SIG (2010-2016) has morphed into Qualitative Research Methodologies to provide a broader space to discuss, explore ideas and debate qualitative methodological issues (such as ethics and research designs) in social and educational contexts. This change endeavours to address the wider spectrum of methodologies that are emerging and merging with others. The SIG welcomes exploration of all qualitative methodologies, including (but not limited to) action research, arts-based research, autoethnography, biographical research, case studies, decolonising methodologies, discourse analysis, ethnodrama, ethnography, ethnomethodology, grounded theory, hermeneutics, narrative research, phenomenology, phenomenography, performance ethnography and practitioner research. Qualitative Research Methodologies SIG aims to:

    • Provide a space for researchers to explore and problematise methodological issues

    • Generate new ideas about qualitative research methodology in education

    • Build a community of critical enquiry about qualitative research methods and methodologies

    • Support experimentation with qualitative research methodologies and provide a mentoring network between new and experienced members.

Please contact Convenor Louise Phillips ( or Co-convenor Michelle Ronksley-Pavia  (

Up Coming Theory Workshops

AARE Theory Workshop, June 16-17, 2017
Hosted by Southern Cross University, Gold Coast Campus

This AARE Theory Workshop is organised and held in conjunction with two AARE Special Interest Groups: Qualitative Research Methodologies SIG and Arts Education Practice Research.
These two SIGs collaborated with success on an application for a AARE competitive grant to bring to Australia Professor Rita L. Irwin, an expert in Arts Based Education from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Registrations opening soon: 

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