What Does Rejection Have to Do With It? Toward an Innovative, Kinesthetic Analysis of Qualitative Data

  • Elizabeth Sharp Texas Tech University
  • Genevieve Durham DeCesaro Texas Tech University
Keywords: secondary analysis, kinesthetic analysis, dance, analytic innovation, performative social science


Responding to the need for detailed descriptions of analytical practices in transdisciplinary projects and to showcase a way to use qualitative data in secondary analysis, the authors delineate their respective analytic processes. The social scientist used constructivist grounded theory analysis and the dance choreographer used an innovative kinesthetic analysis. In the authors' attempts to integrate their analyses, they discovered a new analytic direction—examination of the "paused" and/or "rejected" data.

URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs130245


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Author Biographies

Elizabeth Sharp, Texas Tech University

Elizabeth SHARP is an Associate Professor of human development and family studies and an affiliate faculty member of Women's Studies at Texas Tech University and is currently a Honorary Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University, England. She is the chair of the Feminism and Family Studies section of the National Council on Family Relations. Elizabeth's training in qualitative methods includes mentoring from an expert in descriptive phenomenology and a scholar-in-residence at the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology in Alberta, Canada. She has taught graduate seminars on qualitative methodology and has published qualitative research in the Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Family Issues, Family Relations, Journal of Marital Therapy, and Sex Roles and her work has been cited in several media outlets, including the New York Times, the Toronto Star, and Women Forbes. The high visibility of Elizabeth's work was also recognized by Sage Publishers for having one of the most downloaded articles in the JSTOR/Journal of Family Issues in 2011. She is a co-editor of a special issue on "Qualitative Methodology, Research and Theory in Family Studies" in the Journal of Family Theory and Review (2012) and has been the principal investigator on several Texas Tech University grants and a National foundation grant for qualitative research projects.

Genevieve Durham DeCesaro, Texas Tech University

Genevieve DURHAM DeCESARO is the Head of Dance and Associate Chair of Theatre and Dance at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. She has presented her scholarship nationally and internationally and her choreography has been commissioned and performed by professional companies, colleges, and universities, including an honorary presentation at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. She is a former Chair of the Texas Commission on the Arts Grant Review Panel and is an elected Regional Director of the American College Dance Festival Association. Among her recognitions at Texas Tech University are receipt of the Alumni Association's New Faculty Award, the Student Government Association's Outstanding Professor Award, the President's Excellence in Teaching Award, recognition by the national honor society Mortar Board as an Outstanding Professor, and an invitation to be the keynote speaker at the 2010 Phi Beta Kappa induction ceremony. Genevieve is also a founding member of Flatlands Dance Theatre, Lubbock's first professional dance company, an elected member of the Texas Tech University Teaching Academy, and will be recognized in Fall 2012 as an Integrated Scholar at Texas Tech University.

How to Cite
Sharp, E., & Durham DeCesaro, G. (2013). What Does Rejection Have to Do With It? Toward an Innovative, Kinesthetic Analysis of Qualitative Data. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 14(2). https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-14.2.1897
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