Schedule

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All sessions will be hosted on Zoom. Please make sure you have the latest version downloaded. Links to sessions will be shared in daily emails to registrants and on the ICQE21 Slack.

  • November 6
  • November 7
  • November 8
  • November 9
  • November 10
  • November 11

The Doctoral Consortium (DC) and Early Career Workshop (ECW) require application prior to attendance. The application period for ICQE21’s DC and ECW is closed. 

This session will pair more senior members in the field with up-and-coming researchers to provide guidance and advice about research and career trajectories.

Doctoral students will present and discuss their research with peers and experienced researchers.

Introduction to Reproducible Open Coding Kit (ROCK) | Szilvia Zörgő and Gjalt-Jorn Peters 

Participants will walk through the fundamentals of the Reproducible Open Coding Kit (ROCK) with a special focus on how it can be employed for QE analyses.

Introduction to ENA | Yuanru Tan and Golnaz Arastoopour-Irgens

This workshop will explore the basics of quantitative ethnography using ENA, explain the underlying theory of the tool, and discuss basic use.

Advanced ENA and rENA | Yeyu Wang and Zachari Swiecki

This workshop will introduce using rENA and combining ENA with other methods.

An opportunity for students, postdoctoral scholars, and other early career researchers to meet informally.

Open Science | Szilvia Zorgo, Brendan Eagan, and Daniel Spikol

Participants will discuss whether Open Science principles pertain to QE research, whether their implementation is feasible and if so, how.

Advanced ENA Interpretations | David Williamson Shaffer and Amanda Barany

This workshop will focus on interpreting ENA models and associated results.

Introduction to nCoder | Amanda Siebert-Everstone, Jaeyoon Choi, and Brett Puetz

This workshop will explore quantitative ethnographic analysis using nCoder, explain the underlying theory of the tool, and discuss basic use and common strategies.

Kick-off to the conference, including an overview of sessions and engagement activities, announcement of best paper and poster nominations, and other key information.

Each symposium will have a unique format within the allotted 60-75 minutes which may include group discussion and presentations about the topic. Each panel will have three or four 10-minute paper presentations including time for questions, followed by a moderated panel with the presenters where they will interact with each other’s ideas.

Paper Panel Session 1A | Moderator: Kamila Misiejuk

  • Bressler, D., Annetta, L., Dunekack, A., Lamb, R. & Vallett, D. How STEM game design participants discuss their project goals and their success differently. 
  • Nachtigall, V., Nößler, A., Sung, H. An Epistemic Network Analysis of Students’ Beliefs about Natural and Educational Scientists.
  • Wright, T., Oliveira, L., Espino, D., Lee, S., Hamilton, E. Getting there together: Examining patterns of a long-term collaboration in a virtual STEM makerspace. 

Paper Panel Session 1B: Using QE to Understand Psychosocial Needs | Moderator: Sarah Jung

  • Nyirő, J. & Zörgő, S. Comparing Parent and Physician Perspectives on the Transition to Palliative Care in Pediatric Oncology
  • Zörgő, S., Jeney, A., Csajbók-Veres, K., Mkhitaryan, S. & Susánszky, A. Mapping the Content Structure of Online Diabetes Support Group Activity on Facebook.
  • Shah, M., Siebert-Evenstone, A., Moots, H. & Eagan, B. Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) in Virtual Reality Simulations: A Quantitative Ethnographic Examination
  • Andres, J., Hutt, S., Ocumpaugh, J., Baker, R., Nasiar, N. & Porter, C. How Anxiety Affects Affect: A Quantitative Ethnographic Investigation using Affect Detectors and Data-Targeted Interviews.

Symposium 1C: Engaging QE with a Policy Lens | Presenters: Brendan Eagan, Amanda Siebert-Evenstone, Eric Hamilton, Moira Faul, Lydia Ashton and Nancy Wong

Continue the informal conversation to connect and network. Will include a breakout room to meet with others that share an interest in Education related research, and meet and greet to learn more about the ISQE Resource Committee.

Previously known as “Coffee with a Proffie,” this session will pair more senior members in the field with up-and-coming researchers to provide guidance and advice about research and career trajectories.

View the session schedule, each poster’s information, and best poster nominees here.

Learn about QE work in its formative stages, ask questions, give feedback and suggestions. This is a great chance to see where the QE community is headed and meet potential collaborators!

Continue the informal conversation to connect and network. Will include a breakout room for a meet and greet to learn more about the ISQE Communications Committee.

Vitomir Kovanović, UniSA Education Futures

Quantitative Ethnography within Learning Analytics: Past, Present, and Future

Over the past few years, Quantitative Ethnography (QE) has been one of the most rapidly growing methodologies within the learning analytics (LA) field, drawing attention from both quantitative and qualitative researchers. By combining data analytics and human qualitative interpretation, QE provides novel insights into human learning, bridging the gap between researchers from different backgrounds and research traditions. With the growing number of LA researchers starting to use QE, it is important to reflect on how these techniques have been used so far, and what benefits and challenges of such techniques for understanding and improving learning. This talk will first provide an overview of how QE has been used so far, and outline important directions for future research in QE and LA fields.

Each symposium will have a unique format within the allotted 60-75 minutes which may include group discussion and presentations about the topic. Each panel will have three or four 10-minute paper presentations including time for questions, followed by a moderated panel with the presenters where they will interact with each other’s ideas.

Paper Panel Session 2A: Quantitative Ethnography to explore what/which connections matter | Moderator: Mike Phillips

  • Mohammadhassan, N. & Mitrovic, T. Discovering Differences in Learning Behaviors during Active Video Watching using Epistemic Network Analysis.
  • Alzahrani, A., Tsai, Y., Kovanović, V., Marcos, P., Jivet, I., Aljohani, N. & Gasevic, D. Success-enablers of Learning Analytics Adoption in Higher Education: A Quantitative Ethnographic Study
  • Quesada, H. & Irgens, G. Constructing Interpretations with Participants through Epistemic Network Analysis: Towards Participatory Approaches in Quantitative Ethnography
  • Siebert-Evenstone, A. A qualitative analysis of connection-making in the NGSS

Paper Panel Session 2B: ENA… and Beyond! Moderator: Andrew Ruis

  • Tan. Y., Hinojosa, C., Marquart, C., Ruis, A. & Shaffer, D. Epistemic Network Analysis Visualization
  • Shaffer, D., Eagan, B. & Cai, Z. Zero re-centered projection: An alternative proposal for modeling empty networks in ENA
  • Swiecki, Z. The Expected Value Test: A New Statistical Warrant for Theoretical Saturation.
  •  Zörgő, S., Eagan, B., Peters, G., Porter, C., Donegan, S. & Moraes, M. Methodology in the Mirror: a Living, Systematic Review of Works in Quantitative Ethnography

Symposium 2C: Indigenous Quantitative Ethnography | Presenters: Meixi and Kahiwa Wehipeihana Sebire, Peter J. Mataira, Jason De Santolo, and David Williamson Shaffer

Continue the informal conversation to connect and network. Will include a breakout room to meet with others that share an interest in Indigenous QE related research.

Join Cody Marquart, lead software developer of ENA, nCoder, and other QE tools, for an informal Q&A session about QE software development.

Each symposium will have a unique format within the allotted 60-75 minutes which may include group discussion and presentations about the topic. Each panel will have three or four 10-minute paper presentations including time for questions, followed by a moderated panel with the presenters where they will interact with each other’s ideas.

Paper Panel Session 3A | Moderator: Rogers Kaliisa

  • Nguyen, H. Exploring Group Discussion with Conversational Agents Using Epistemic Network Analysis
  • Benna, A. & Reynolds, K. Teachers’ beliefs shift across year-long professional development: ENA graphs transformation of privately held beliefs over time.
  • Carmona, G., Galarza, B. & Martinez-Medina, G. Exploring interactions between computational and critical thinking in open-ended collaborative-group tasks through Epistemic Network Analysis
  • Hamilton, E., Lee, S., Charles, R. & Molloy, J. Peering a generation into the future: Assessing workforce outcomes in the 2020s from an intervention in the 1990s

Paper Panel Session 3B | Moderator: Amanda Barany

  • Levine, P., Eagan, B. & Shaffer, D. Deliberation as an Epistemic Network: A Method for Analyzing Discussion
  • Schnaider, K., Schiavetto, S. & Spikol, D. Democracy and Social Inequalities in the Organization of Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Case of Brazil and Sweden.
  • Nøhr, L.,  Løkkegaard, E., Horak, R., Stenalt, M. & Misfeldt, M. Changes, longings, and potentials for future pedagogical practices: Investigating university teachers’ experiences during the spring 2020 lockdown.
  • Espino, D., Tang, Y., Lador, O., Pham, S., Hokama, M., Oliveira, L., Lee, S. & Mbasu, Z. Reflections of health care workers on their in-hospital experiences during the onset of COVID-19

Symposium 3C: Considerations for the use of Quantitative Ethnography in Healthcare | Moderator: Jamie Boisvenue | Presenters: Hee Soo Jung, Sarah Jung, Vitaliy Popov, Andrew Ruis, Abigail Wooldridge and Szilvia Zörgő

Continue the informal conversation to connect and network. Will include a breakout room to meet with others that share an interest in Healthcare related research.

Introductory session for all first time attendees to ICQE and newcomers to the QE Community.

Join Amanda Siebert-Evenstone, Beatriz Galarza, Danielle Espino, Barbara Wasson, and Szilvia Zörgő for an informal opportunity for attendees who identify as women to connect and share their QE research journeys and experiences.

Join participants and facilitators (including Hazel Vega Quesada, Ha Nguyen, Jaeyoon Choi, Rogers Kaliisa and senior experts Szilvia Zörgő and Brendan Eagan) as they reflect on their experiences from the first QE Accelerator, a new pre-conference training series for researchers who are new to Quantitative Ethnography (QE) and research tools such as Epistemic Network Analysis (ENA), and provide insights on introducing QE into others.

The community session will have a unique format within the allotted 60-75 minutes which may include group discussion and presentations about the topic. Each panel will have three or four 10-minute paper presentations including time for questions, followed by a moderated panel with the presenters where they will interact with each other’s ideas.

Paper Panel Session 4A | Moderator: Zachari Swiecki

  • Knowles, M. Telling Stories of Transitions
  • Barany. A., Phillips, M., Kawakubo, A. & Oshima, J. Choosing Units of Analysis in Temporal Discourse
  • Scianna, J., Kaliisa, R., Boisvenue, J. J. & Zörgő, S. Approaching Structured Debate with Quantitative Ethnography in Mind. 

Symposium 4B: Participatory Quantitative Ethnography | Presenters: Simon Buckingham Shum, Golnaz Arastoopour Irgens, Hollie Moots, Michael Phillips, Mamta Shah, Hazel Vega Quesada and Abigail Wooldridge

Focused Community Session: Cyberinfrastructure for a transmethodological research community | Facilitator: David Williamson Shaffer

Continue the informal conversation to connect and network. Will include a breakout room to meet with others that share an interest in Participatory QE related research.

Previously known as “Coffee with a Proffie,” this session will pair QE community members in the field with up-and-coming researchers to provide guidance and advice about research and career trajectories.

This event is open to all and provides a chance for attendees to meet and discuss plans for a future conference(s) and other next steps for the development of the community.

Adam Lefstein, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

How we mean, and what that means for interpretation in ethnography

Meaning making is central to ethnography – including quantitative ethnography – as both a key object of inquiry and as an inherent part of the research process. However, meaning is an elusive object and meaning making an unreliable process. Ortega y Gasset (1959) eloquently captured the problematics of meaning making with his two “strange and antithetical” principles at work in all human communication: (1) “‘Every utterance is deficient’ – it says less than it wishes to say’; (2) “‘Every utterance is exuberant’ – it conveys more than it plans”. These principles pose formidable challenges for social scientists seeking to interpret discourse and social interaction: How can we make sense of utterances given their inherent ambiguity and instability? What methods, if any, can we use to ensure that our interpretations are valid? In this talk I will critically discuss a linguistic ethnographic approach to interpretation of discourse data, highlighting in particular the roles of theory, subjectivity, reflexivity, co-construction, and collaboration. I’ll discuss and illustrate what meaning making involves, implications for interpretation, how to practically proceed in analyzing discourse data, and problems and limitations with my approach. I’m hopeful that quantitative ethnographers may find this approach useful in both opening and closing interpretive loops and may also rise to the challenges it poses for how we might mathematically model meaning in all its exuberances and deficiencies.   

Concluding announcements for the conference including best paper and poster award winners and looking forward towards ICQE22.

This event is open to all and provides a chance for attendees to meet and discuss plans for a future conference(s) and other next steps for the development of the community.

This session will pair more senior members in the field with up-and-coming researchers to provide guidance and advice about research and career trajectories.  For application accepted participants only.

Doctoral students will present and discuss their research with peers and experienced researchers. For application accepted participants only.