Do you use qualitative methodologies in your research? Do you want to learn about qualitative research methodologies or share your passion about qualitative research with others? The Center for Middletown Studies is initiating the Qualitative Research Interest Group to bring together scholars across academic disciplines and colleges to learn from and teach one another about a range of qualitative methods. Topics may include transcription and coding methods and technologies, focus group and semi-structured interview protocols, participant observation, photovoice, free listing, and more. We envision the group as a series of round tables, panels, and individual presentations based on the interests and expertise of those who attend. The inaugural meeting will be Friday, March 24 at 1:00 in Burkhardt Building room 309. Questions? Contact Dr. Jennifer Erickson, Assistant Director of the Center for Middletown Town Studies and Associate Professor of Anthropology (

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