ICQE20 will feature a number of pre-conference workshops, including extended sessions for researchers new to quantitative ethnography, researchers interested in learning more advanced techniques, and power users who want to work together to push the methodological boundaries of the field.
Workshops are included as part of conference registration, and may be attended on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants may register for up to one morning and one afternoon session workshop. Please only register if you know you can attend because some of the workshops have limited capacity.
Sunday October 16, 10am - 12pm CET
Workshop 1a: Introduction to Epistemic Network Analysis
Yuanru Tan, Hazel Vega, Brendan Eagan
This workshop introduces the participants to the basics of the Epistemic Network Analysis (ENA) by analyzing two Shakespeare plays: Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet. The goal of the workshop is to learn how to use the ENA web tool independently, and how to develop and interpret ENA graphs. The workshop consists of three parts: 1) theory, 2) step-by-step tutorial, and 3) group work. The topics of the first part are the differences between social network analysis and ENA, and data coding challenges. In the second part, the participants are introduced to the ENA web tool in order to compare the discourse between Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet. Finally, the participants put their newly acquired skills into practice in the group work exercises.
Workshop 1b: Introduction to Automated Coding in QE
Jaeyoon Choi, Seung Lee, Amanda Siebert-Evenstone
This workshop will introduce methods for valid and reliable automated coding of text data using QE tools. During the workshop, participants will work individually and in teams to step through the process of creating an automated and validated code. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to (1) combine qualitative and quantitative perspectives for text analysis, (2) create codebooks for code validation and publication, (3) develop and test automated classifiers to code text data, and (4) validate automated coding schemes. We will also provide an R script for participants who wish to use the R package version of this technique.
Workshop 1c: Open Science and the Reproducible Open Coding Kit (ROCK)
Szilvi Zörgő, Gjalt-Jorn Ygram Peters
The Reproducible Open Coding Kit (ROCK) was developed to facilitate reproducible and open coding, specifically geared towards qualitative research methods. Although it is a general-purpose toolkit, three specific applications have been implemented: an interface to the rENA package that implements Epistemic Network Analysis (ENA); means to process notes from Cognitive Interviews (CIs); and means to work with a decentralized construct taxonomy (DCT). In this introduction, first a general overview of the logic behind ROCK will be given, after which each of those three use cases will be discussed.
Sunday October 16, 1pm - 3pm CET
Workshop 2a: Advanced Epistemic Network Analysis (ENA) Interpretations
David Williamson Shaffer and Amanda Barany
In this workshop, we will introduce participants to advanced features of epistemic network analysis (ENA) available in the webtool, including weighted models, projection, masking, and trajectories. Our emphasis will be on how to implement the features, as well as how to determine whether they should be used. We will provide brief overviews of ENA theory and applications of the webtool.
Workshop 2b: Advanced Epistemic Network Analysis using rENA
In this workshop, we will introduce participants to advanced features of epistemic network analysis (ENA) available in the rENA package for R, including weighted models, projection, masking, and trajectories. Our emphasis will be on how to implement the features, as well as how to determine whether they should be used. The workshop will culminate with an rENA analysis using ENA outputs in a subsequent technique, such as regression. Familiarity with ENA theory, the webtool, and rENA is preferred; however, we will provide brief overviews of each. We will also provide an R script for participants to use as a reference during and after the workshop.
Workshop 2c: The Role of Ethnography in Quantitative Ethnography
David Williamson Shaffer and Yotam Hod
In this workshop, we will focus on the central role that ethnography and qualitative understanding plays in meaningful application of QE methods. Learn ways to avoid forgetting the E in QE analyses.