Dr. Alaboudi, M. presented Paper About Applying a New Approach in Narrative Research in Exploring Refugees

Alaboudi, M. presented paper about applying a new approach in narrative research in exploring refugees; integration and wellbeing in Turkey:  (2019, June). From Policy to Practice: Applying Narrative Research in Examining Educational Programs as Venues for Social Integration of Refugee Children in Istanbul. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on The Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology, at Simmons University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.  About The Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology (SQIP), a subdivision of the American Psychological Association Division 5. The conference included anunprecedented number of paper and symposium submissions this year, not onlyfrom many North American researchers but also from scholars in Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa, representing widespread interest in qualitative methodologies and their expanding presence and influence within psychology and allied fields. Paper sessions and symposia feature many different methodological approaches, including thematic analysis, phenomenology, IPA, discourse analysis, participatory action research (PAR), narrative, interviewing, ethnography, grounded theory, oral history, autoethnography, photovoice and archival research. The program offers innovative perspectives on foundational concepts in qualitative
inquiry, such as validity, causation, consensus, representation, and the rhetoric of research writing. Many symposia and papers also highlight the permeable boundaries between qualitative inquiry and recent developments in postcolonial, decolonial, feminist and critical race theories and methods. Several symposia and papers focus on the distinctive challenges and opportunities associated with teaching and learning to do qualitative inquiry. These presentations include a plenary session in which advanced doctoral students studying individuals and communities in the Boston area reflect on the role of reflexivity, positionality, and other issues encountered when the researcher has membership or experiences in common with those whose experiences they seek to understand.

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