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Announcement of the 2018 MMIRA MAXQDA Award Winners!

21 Aug 2018 12:19 AM | Cheryl Poth (Administrator)
Announcement of the 2018 MMIRA MAXQDA Award Winners
March 22, 2018

It is with pleasure that we announce the recipients of the 2018 MMIRA/MAXQDA Dissertation Award for outstanding dissertation research. This bi-annual award presented at the MMIRA international conference is designed to recognize top early career scholars completing original dissertation research since the last award cycle that has the potential to make an outstanding contribution to advancing the field of mixed methods. Thanks to the generous support of MAXQDA, we are able to make three awards this year: two as awardees and a third as an honorable mention. Awardees will receive a certificate and be recognized at the awards ceremony at the MMIRA International Conference in Vienna, Austria August 22-24, 2018.

We received 12 viable submissions in the 2018 competition that reflected a balance between US and international degree programs. Submissions were reviewed by a committee of four people who evaluated each submission on seven criteria that considered overall methodological quality, originality, and contribution the field of mixed methods research. 


Top Two Awardees

Dr. Shannon Williams, Sam Houston University, for her dissertation Select Conservative Christian Parents’ Experiences Following A Child’s LesbiGay Identity Disclosure: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study. Chair: Dr. Rick Bruhn.

Dr. Emma P. Bullock, Utah State University, for her dissertation, An Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Study of the School Leaders’ Role in Students’ Mathematics Achievement through the Lens of Complexity Theory. Chair: Dr. Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham.

The top two awardees receive an MMIRA sponsored conference registration; $1000 MAXQDA honorarium (presented at the conference); certificate, and a license to MAXQDA Analytics Pro (presented at the conference). Each will have an opportunity to provide a brief presentation about their research at the conference in Vienna. 

Honorable Mention

Dr. Alicia Gayah-Batchasingh, the University of the West Indies, for her dissertation, An Evaluation of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Provision in the Rural Disadvantaged Community of Mayaro: Investigating Children’s Readiness for Primary School. Advisor: Chair: Dr. Jerome DeLisle.

The honorable mention will be recognized at the awards ceremony and receive a certificate. Attendance at the conference is not required for the honorable mention, but registration fees will be paid by MMIRA for all awardees. 

Awards Committee Members

We are grateful to the members of this year’s award committee for the thoroughness and thought they gave to reviewing this strong set of submissions. 

Chair, Dr. Elizabeth G. Creamer, Professor Emerita, Virginia Tech and Senior Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan

Dr. Timothy Guetterman, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Medical School, University of Michigan, USA

Dr. Sharlene Hesse-Biber, Professor, Professor of Sociology and Director of Women’s Studies and Gender Studies, Boston College, USA

Dr. Monica R. Kerrigan, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership, Rowan University, U.S.A. 

Dr. Sarah Munce, Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network, University of Toronto, Canada

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