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    DSh - An introduction to writing qualitative research papers for publication in academic journals (Qualitative Research Series)

    Thursday, 16 May, 2019 - 09:30
    Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus
    Building D
    room D1.07


    This seminar is intended for doctoral students and other researchers who are on the verge of or recently started writing qualitative research papers for publication in academic journals. Hence, researchers who have published academic papers successfully might find (parts of) this seminar less relevant. Through lecturing, practical exercises in small groups and group discussions, students will be stimulated to critically reflect on and develop a deeper understanding of the process of writing qualitative research papers for publication in academic journals. The seminar focuses first on the context and process of publishing in a general sense, focusing on issues like the importance of publishing, authorship, planning of the publishing process, selecting topics and journals and the type of feedback you can receive from reviewers and how you could respond to this. In a second part, the seminar focuses on the structure and content of qualitative research manuscripts, with  a particular focus on the qualitative-data analysis part of an article (which involves issues like the use of citations, use of quantifications in analysis, developing a structure, unpacking of relationships and developing rich descriptions). The lecturer will use examples of qualitative research papers in progress to critically discuss the process of writing qualitative research for publication purposes. The lecturer will send reading material to all registered participants a week before the start of the seminar. Participants are expected to read this material before the start of the seminar.

    The language of instruction and communication in this seminar is English, unless all participants understand Dutch. Participants have to register for this seminar with their doctoral school. Maximum 30 students can participate with this seminar.

    Peter A. J. Stevens (BA, MA Ghent University, MA, PhD Warwick University) is Associate Professor in Qualitative Research Methods at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences at Ghent University (Belgium). Stevens’ research interests cover the areas of sociology of education and race/ethnic relations. His work has been published in leading journals in the field of education, race and ethnic relations and sociology, including Review of Educational Research, Ethnic and Racial Studies and Sociology of Education. He is editor with Gary Dworkin of The Palgrave Handbook of Race and Ethnic Inequalities in Education (2014, Palgrave, Basingstoke). Stevens was Research Assistant at the department of sociology, Ghent University, Post-doctoral Research Officer at the London Institute of Education (UK), Post-doctoral Fellow of the Scientific Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) and Part-time Lecturer at the European University of Cyprus and the University of Nicosia. He is currently doing research on the development of ethnic stereotypes and experiences of discrimination in particular school settings in divided communities (Belgium and Cyprus), see: Ethnicity and Racism in Cyprus. National Pride and Prejudice? (2016, Palgrave, Basingstoke)

    Practical information:

    When: Thursday May 16 , 9u30-16u30

    Location: Campus Etterbeek, Pleinlaan 2, room D1.07

    Maximum number of participants: 30

    Suggested credits for participation: 1 credit for active participation

    !! Attention: Participation in this training will NOT automatically appear in your online PhD portfolio, fill out this form and let it sign by the instructor as proof of participation.



    We kindly ask you to register only once and only when you can actually participate. In case you have already registered but are not able to participate, please be so kind as to notify us by sending an e-mail to doctoral.schools@vub.be so we can offer your place to one of your PhD colleagues on the waiting list.

    Please be aware of the fact that the cancellation and no-show policy of VUB applies. Cancellation of your participation is only allowed up to 48 hours before the start of the course. Otherwise, the policy as described on the doctoral school website will be followed.

    Registration Rules: https://student.vub.be/en/phd/doctoral-training#registration
    No Show Policyhttps://student.vub.be/en/regulations-and-forms#phd