WCQR2023 Panel Discussions

Arceli Rosario, Pavel Zubkov, David Lumowa, Gracel Ann Saban, Jasmin Tuapin
Adventist University of the Philippines, Silang, Cavite, Philippines; Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Silang, Cavite, Philippines

In this digital age, researchers have options other than traditional data collection methods. Data collection through online modalities, which brings advantages such as sample diversity, cost and time reduction, and wide geographical reach, has become an alternative. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, human interactions became limited; in-person conversations and on-site presence were impossible in some areas. Hence, researchers opted for Internet-mediated research activities. Even after the pandemic, conducting research online will continue to be an attractive modality…

[Online Panel Discussion | January 25th – Session 2C]


Carrie A. Cormier and Christiana C. Succar, Ph.D.
Pinellas County Schools, St. Petersburg, Florida
Brevard County, Florida

This descriptive phenomenological study focuses on understanding the lived experiences of educators, students, and parents through unprecedented human lockdowns and abrupt switches in learning platforms due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel discussion will first introduce why we chose phenomenology as our study and briefly overview the topic’s impact. Then, a presentation of the study design and examples from the participants’ lived experiences. Next, we will discuss the early stages of our data analysis identifying the sense of the whole of the data, the psychological shifts in the data, some of the meaning units, and the essence of the participants’ experience. Finally, the panel will open the floor for discussion, advice, and questions…

[In-Person Panel Discussion | January 27th – Session 11B]


Eli Buchbinder , Rivka A. Eisikivits, Zvi Eisikovits, & Guy Enosh
School of Social Work, University of Haifa, Israel
Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Israel

One of the most crucial and perplexing issues in qualitative research is being a part of the phenomenon studied vs. being apart from the phenomenon. This has been dubbed the “etic vs. emic” positions. The panel aims to present the reflective processes involved in the researcher/participants relationships in various areas of inquiry. Closeness and distance are essential in all stages of the research process: the choice of the topic, entering the field, the relationship with participants, the ways of data collection, data analysis and ethical considerations…

[In-Person Panel Discussion | January 25th – Session 2B]


João Filipe Matos, Elsa Estrela, Carla Galego, João Piedade, André Freitas
Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Education and Development, Lusofona University, Portugal 
Education and Training Research and Development Research Unit, Lisboa University, Portugal

The literature on teaching-learning research methodologies in education reflects a number of controversies regarding students’ methodological understanding of research (Nind et al., 2019) and pedagogical challenges experienced by teachers (Ross & Call-Cummings, 2020). This scenario consolidates the need for investment in the search for adequate knowledge to constitute a framework to organise the teaching of research methodologies in education. This panel aims to reveal the results from the field mapping (theoretical and empirical) of the ReMASE project in three parts: the challenges that led to this project; the results already gathered; and the ambitions for the near future…

[In-Person Panel Discussion | January 27th – Session 2A]


Luigina Mortari, Federica Valbusa, Marco Ubbiali, Rosi Bombieri, Roberta Silva
Department of Human Sciences, University of Verona, Italy

In human and healthcare sciences, phenomenology is often assumed as the methodological framework for research in the field, but a dialogue with the theoretical fundations of the method generally lacks. We start from the assumption that a simplistic translation of Husserl’s phenomenological method in the empirical research is not possible, because it is conceived for the eidetic sciences; instead, a critical interpretation of Husserlian phenomenology is needed in order to found a phenomenological method, which can be applied in the science of experiences…

[In-Person Panel Discussion | January 27th – Session 11A]


Pamela Zapata-Sepúlveda, Carmen Araneda-Guirriman, Magdalena Suárez-Ortega, Mirliana Ramírez-Pereira, Michelle Espinoza-Lobos
Universidad de Tarapacá, Chile
Universidad de Sevilla, España
Universidad de Chile, Chile
Universidad Arturo Prat, Chile

This panel brings together the experiences of four Chilean researchers and one Spanish researcher with different professional backgrounds (psychology, sociology, nursing, and education), who conduct qualitative inquiry from different approaches, moments, and gender sensitive about topics of interest in the border regions of Arica and Parinacota, and Tarapacá, both in northern Chile; the capital Santiago; and in Andalucía, southern Spain. In the panel, they will problematize their research experiences focusing on 3 binding methodological questions: how the Chilean and Spanish contexts of public education can or cannot underpin and determine their lines of research; how gender is perceived in the development of qualitative research questions and in relation to the challenges and opportunities that the Chilean and Spanish academy offers or denies to their mid-career academics…

[Online Panel Discussion | January 27th – Session 11C]


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