Creating reflexive digital research workflows
Professor Trena M. Paulus, Ph.D.
East Tennessee State University
Provost Academy Scholar providing faculty research support and Director of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activitie
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Fakultätssitzungssaal, 3rd floor SOWI
Adopting digital tools and online spaces as part of one’s “research workflow” can present scholars with political, ethical and methodological dilemmas. By engaging in reflexive practice, we can keep the consequences of our technological choices at the forefront of our research process. In this lecture, Dr. Paulus will present a model for creating digital research workflows that includes staying engaged with these potential consequences. She will illustrate how this model can be used to create a paperless literature review workflow, identify relevant digital data sources, integrate AI and voice recognition technologies into transcription practices, and innovate ways to represent research findings. These examples can help the audience consider how digital tools and spaces are transforming research outcomes in complex ways.
Sarah F. Brosnan
Dr. Trena M. Paulus is a Professor with the Applied Social Research Laboratory and the Research Division of Family Medicine at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee, USA. She is also the Director of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities at and is a member of the Provost Scholar’s Academy for 2022. She is a certified professional trainer for ATLAS.ti but is quite fond of all QDA software packages. She is the author of three methodological texts on the intersection of technology and qualitative research methodologies: Doing Qualitative Research with Digital Tools (Sage, 2014); Looking for Insight, Transformation and Learning in Online Talk (Routledge, 2019), and Doing Qualitative Research in a Digital World (Sage, 2021).
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