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Qualitative researchers no longer must choose between narrative/artistic representations and social scientific reports. Through crystallization, researchers can explore any topic more meaningfully, get the most out of rich data sets, and reach a variety of audiences in academia and beyond!   

Dr. Laura Ellingson, Associate Professor of Communication and Women's & Gender Studies at Santa Clara University, is an experienced qualitative methodologist whose work explores embodiment, crossing the art/science continuum of methodology, ethics of representation, and participatory and feminist research strategies.

Purchase Engaging Crystallization in Qualitative Research: An Introducation at Sage Publications or your favorite book seller.


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Two panels at the upcoming National Communication Association Convention in New Orleans will highlight Engaging Crystallization. Dr. Ellingson will offer a response and reflection at the close of each panel.


Expanding Our Voices through Crystallization: A Multigenre Approach to Communication Disability Issues Research

Sponsor: Caucus on Disability Issues

Thu, 11/17: 2:00 PM  - 3:15 PM 

New Orleans Marriott 

Room: La Galerie 4 - Second Floor 


Voicing the Self and Other in Ethnographic Inquiry: Methodological Possibilities of Engaging Crystallization

Sponsor: Ethnography Division

Sat, 11/19: 9:30 AM  - 10:45 AM 

New Orleans Marriott 

Room: Preservation Hall 4 - Second Floor 







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