This on-demand webinar focuses attention on one of the most complex issues in qualitative research: analyzing data collected in one language, in this case Spanish, for publication in a second language, in this case English.
Building on their chapter in Charles Vanover, Paul Mihas, and Johnny Saldaña’s book, Analyzing and Interpreting Qualitative Research: After the Interview, Elsa M. Gonzalez and Yvonna S. Lincoln provide a set of how-to’s for engaging data with a cross-cultural and cross-language origin. There is no formula to translate culture, but the authors help us understand how to unpack the complexities of this important form of inquiry.
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About the Presenters
Elsa M. Gonzalez is Associate Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the University of Houston, where she also serves as Program Director of the Higher Education PhD program. She served as Energy Fellow for the UH Energy initiative of the University of Houston. She received her MBA from the National University of Mexico (UNAM), and a PhD from Texas A&M University (College Station). She is the author of 73 publications; her research interests include higher education leadership, methodological issues in cross-language qualitative data analysis, women in higher education, and access, resilience, and retention of underrepresented students
Yvonna S. Lincoln is Ruth Harrington Chair of Educational Leadership Emerita and University Distinguished Professor of Higher Education Emerita at Texas A&M University, where she also served as Program Chair for the higher education program area, Associate Department Head, and Department Head. She is the author or coauthor of more than 100 chapters and journal articles on aspects of higher education or qualitative research methods and methodologies. Her research interests include development of qualitative methods and methodologies, the status and future of research libraries, and the impact of the assemblage of neoliberalism, globalization, and corporatization on western higher education.
Charles Vanover (PhD University of Michigan) is Associate Professor in Educational Leadership at the University of South Florida. Charles’ work on transcription is showcased on the verbatim scripts he has published in the International Journal of Qualitative Studies, Art/Research International, the International Journal of Education & the Arts, and The Qualitative Report.