General Quantitative Ethnography

Foundational resources on the field of Quantitative Ethnography and links to the Zotero repository and QE YouTube channel

Shaffer, D. W. (2017). Quantitative ethnography. Madison, WI: Cathcart Press.

This book is an introduction into the field of Quantitative Ethnography and covers, among others:

  • Integration of quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Taxonomy of observations (thick and thin descriptions)
  • Issues related to data collection, coding, segmentation and modeling
  • The rationale behind Epistemic Network Analysis

LAK’18 Keynote: Going Beyond Mixed Methods to Turn Big Data into Real Understanding by David Williamson Shaffer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

This talk is an introduction of the field of Quantitative Ethnography and covers, among others:

  • Learning as a process of enculturation
  • Integration of quantitative and qualitative research method
  • Turning data into understanding
  • Introduction to Epistemic Network Analysis

ICQE’20 Keynote: QE Visualizations as Tools for Thinking by Simon Buckingham Shum, University of Technology Sydney

This talk covers, among others:

  • Visualisations as communication tools in research and beyond
  • ENA and other QEgenerated visuals analysed from the Human-Computer Interaction perspective
  • Thoughts on current and future techniques for presenting QE analyses
  • Participatory forms of sense-making

Eagan, B., Misfeldt, M., & Siebert-Evenstone, A. (Eds.). (2019). Advances in Quantitative Ethnography: First International Conference, ICQE 2019, Madison, WI, USA, October 20–22, 2019, Proceedings (Vol. 1112). Springer Nature.

This proceedings from the first QE conference includes 32 full papers. The contributions come from a diverse range of fields and perspectives, including learning analytics, history, and systems engineering, all attempting to understand the breadth of human behavior using quantitative ethnographic approaches.

Ruis, A. R., & Lee, S. B. (Eds.). (2021). Advances in Quantitative Ethnography: Second International Conference, ICQE 2020, Malibu, CA, USA, February 1-3, 2021, Proceedings (Vol. 1312). Springer Nature.

This proceedings from the second QE conference includes 28 full papers. The contributions come from diverse fields and perspectives, and present the studies on advantages of using quantitative ethnography methods and techniques in a number of different domains and contexts, including ethnography and statistics, human interpretation and machine processing, etc.

International Society for Quantitative Ethnography YouTube Channel

On this channel you will find:

  • ISQE webinars
  • Selected presentations from QE events, such as QEurious meet-up and QE conferences