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  • This script comes from an edited transcript of a session titled Talking and Thinking About Qualitative Research, which was part of the 2006 International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on May 4-6, 2006. This special session featured scholars informally responding to questions about their personal history with qualitative methods, epiphanies that attracted them to qualitative work or changed their perspectives within the qualitative tradition, ethical crises, exemplary qualitative studies, the current state of qualitative methods, and challenges and goals for the next decade. Panelists included Arthur Bochner (communication), Norman Denzin (sociology/communication/critical studies), Yvonna Lincoln (education), Janice Morse (nursing/anthropology), Ronald Pelias (performance studies/ communication), and Laurel Richardson (sociology/gender studies). Carolyn Ellis (communication/sociology) served as organizer and moderator.

published proceedings

  • Qualitative Inquiry

author list (cited authors)

  • Ellis, C., Bochner, A., Denzin, N., Lincoln, Y., Morse, J., Pelias, R., & Richardson, L.

citation count

  • 42

complete list of authors

  • Ellis, Carolyn||Bochner, Arthur||Denzin, Norman||Lincoln, Yvonna||Morse, Janice||Pelias, Ronald||Richardson, Laurel

publication date

  • March 2008