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[Xmca-l] Re: job-CSU Sacramento



Lynda

Just to say for the list that I appreciate your need for qualitative expertise, especially in a culture where perhaps 'quantitative researchers' dominate (here its the opposite: we have a struggle to keep some quantitative courses on our training programmes).

Innumerate/illiterate may sound unkind and if so I apologise: no offence meant.

I still sigh at the term 'qualitative researcher' and even more 'quantitative researcher', which seems often to imply a specialism and even a closing of doors to new work. Every quantitative analysis/result demands a qualitative framework/interpretation; and almost all, or anyway more than we think qualitative research opens the possibility of quantitative models. If a research identity is bound up with the division we close doors.

Julian

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From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu [xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu] on behalf of Kris Gutierrez [gutierkd@gmail.com]
Sent: 18 October 2017 04:53
To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: job-CSU Sacramento

Well said, Lynda!

Kris D. Gutiérrez
Carol Liu Professor
Graduate School of Education
Prolepsis Design Collaborative
University of California, Berkeley
5629 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1670
gutierrkd@berkeley.edu




> On Oct 17, 2017, at 8:30 PM, Stone, Lynda <lstone@skymail.csus.edu> wrote:
>
> Hi again Julian‹just saw this response.
>
> There was a reason for the qualitative emphasis and it had more to do with
> competencies with
> qualitative rather than lack of quantitative methodological knowledge‹I am
> assuming folks would have both.
> However, I have discovered that those who attain there PhD¹s here in
> traditional human development programs (at least those who
> apply for our positions) often have only a superficial knowledge of
> qualitative research and no experience with it, as this is the case
> with many of our faculty who are well trained to do laboratory research‹-
> The best approach, of course, is to generate an interesting research
> question and then utilize whatever methods are appropriate for this
> question. So the emphasis in the job call was to meet programmatic needs.
> I hope this helps you understand why ³qualitative² was placed in the
> requirement‹ My guess is that degrees in human development in your
> setting might offer course work and practical experience in both methods,
> as did my training.
>
> Sincerely,
> -lynda
>
>
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>
> Lynda Stone, Ph.D.
> Professor
> Child Development
> CSUS/UC-Links After-school Program Director
>
>
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> On 10/17/17, 2:35 PM, "xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu on behalf of Julian
> Williams" <xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu on behalf of
> julian.williams@manchester.ac.uk> wrote:
>
>> Lynda
>>
>> Always depressed to see researchers described as 'qualitative' presumably
>> as opposed to 'quantitative' and therefore presumed to be innumerate,
>> instead perhaps of being illiterate.
>>
>> Sigh.
>>
>> Julian
>>
>>> On 17 Oct 2017, at 21:06, Stone, Lynda <lstone@skymail.csus.edu> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> Hello All!
>>>
>>> Here is a description of job opening for a qualitative researcher
>>> grounded in human development and interested in educational settings‹
>>>
>>>
>>> Responsibilities include:
>>> € Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Child/Human
>>> Development, specifically courses related to qualitative research
>>> methodology and areas of interest;
>>> € Maintaining a rigorous program of research related to school- and/or
>>> community-based qualitative research;
>>> € Supervising and sponsoring student scholarship; assisting with
>>> advising and curriculum development/assessment;
>>> € Working collegially with other faculty; and
>>> € Contributing to service in the department, college, university, and
>>> profession.
>>>
>>>
>>> Required Qualifications
>>>
>>> € An earned Ph.D. in Child/Human Development, Applied Developmental
>>> Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Developmental Science, Education,
>>> and
>>> Psychology, or an equivalent program. ABD candidates will be
>>> considered. If ABD, all degree requirements must be completed by August
>>> 2018
>>> € Specialization in qualitative research methods with a strong emphasis
>>> in developmental theory.
>>>
>>>
>>> Preferred Qualifications
>>>
>>> € Demonstrated leadership potential;
>>> € Interpersonal skills;
>>> € Ability to work with children, students, families, and communities
>>> representing diverse populations from diverse backgrounds;
>>> € Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in college level,
>>> undergraduate, and/or graduate level teaching;
>>> € Clearly defined interdisciplinary program of qualitative research and
>>> publication focusing on children, adolescents, and/or young adults, or
>>> demonstrated potential for establishing such a record;
>>> € Experience in educational settings and/or curriculum development.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Lynda Stone, Ph.D.
>>> Professor
>>> Child Development
>>> CSUS/UC-Links After-school Program Director
>>>
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