Qualitative and Qualitative Perspectives on Studying the COVID-19 Pandemic
Updated: Sep 23, 2022
Facilitated by Drs. David Reid and Jason Burns
The COVID-19 Pandemic impacted primary, secondary, and postsecondary education in multiple ways. Correspondingly, researchers and practitioners have understandably taken great interest in research that explores the way(s) in which the pandemic shaped how educators provided instruction, student outcomes, and how leaders worked to build and maintain community, among other things. While understanding the effect(s) of the pandemic are of great importance to practitioners and policymakers, there are some important methodological challenges that can impose limits on the extent to which we can fully understand the true impact of the many facets of the pandemic. In this seminar, Drs. Reid and Burns will highlight the factors that researchers will need to consider when designing studies that focus on the pandemic so that valid conclusions can be drawn. This seminar is especially relevant to doctoral students who are considering a dissertation that in some way touches on the effects of the pandemic on students, educators, and leaders.