Events, Psychology

An online event about about qualitative research

The Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology, a section of the American Psychological Association, runs online events on qualitative research. The next is on Friday October 23rd, 2020 from 12-1:30PM EST (five hours behind GMT). This may be of particular interest to School students who will be doing a dissertation in their module (e.g. DE300, DD803).

SQIP is a section of Division 5 of the American Psychological Association. We are a society that promotes qualitative research and aims to:

  • serve as a forum for enriching and reflecting on forms of qualitative study in psychology;
  • provide researchers and practitioners opportunities to share developments across a wide array of endeavors;
  • stimulate deliberation on the methodological , theoretical, and philosophic status of such forms of inquiry;
  • stimulate innovations in qualitative inquiry;
  • promote and facilitate the exchange of information with other disciplines engaging in qualitative inquiry.

Through a series of monthly online events, free and open to the public, the SQIP Virtual Salon brings together qualitative researchers from all over the world, to share ideas and enjoy community, collegiality and inspiration throughout the year. Each Salon features a series of presentations on a theme, plus opportunity for Q&A and discussion.

SQIP Virtual Salons will be hosted on, a program that runs in any current web browser (but best in Chrome). To register, go to and select the event or events you wish to attend. There is no charge to attend, but you must register in advance.

The next SQIP Virtual Salon is coming up in two weeks: Friday October 23rd, 2020 from 12-1:30PM EST. 

The topic will be: 

“Reclaiming Generalization in Qualitative Research: How? Why? and To What?”: 

There has been much debate on whether generalization is a concept that can be applied to qualitative research or not. Famously, Lincoln and Guba (1985) argued that generalization is not a property of qualitative methods but that readers engage in transferability in which they decide how to apply findings to their contexts. In this SQIP Salon discussion, three methodologists present arguments for the inclusion of generalization as a core qualitative research practice. Referencing their papers from an upcoming special issue of Qualitative Psychology, each presenter takes a distinctive tact to advancing the relevance of generalization in qualitative methods.

Why Do We Always Generalize in Qualitative Research?

Tone Roald, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Psychology University of Copenhagen

Why Qualitative Methods are Necessary for Generalization

Joseph A. Maxwell, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Education George Mason University

Qualitative Generalization, not to the Population but to the Phenomenon

Heidi M. Levitt, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology
University of Massachusetts, Boston

Please register in advance for the evnt here: As always, these events are free and open to the public

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