This QE Masterclass Series is designed to help researchers in learning analytics, policy analysis, and the social sciences more generally learn this emerging research methodology. The QE Masterclass consists of two parts: a talk on “Quantitative Ethnography: Human Science in the Age of Big Data” by our special guest Prof. David Williamson Shaffer, and followed by an “Introduction to Epistemic Network Analysis” workshop. Interested parties are welcome to participate in the International Conference for Quantitative Ethnography (ICQE23) at Monash University in Melbourne Australia.
Talk - Quantitative Ethnography: Human Science in the Age of Big Data
Date: 15 February 2023 (Wednesday)
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (HKT)
Prof. David Williamson Shaffer, Sears Bascom Professor of Learning Analytics and the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Learning Sciences, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin
Workshop - Introduction to Epistemic Network Analysis
Date: 15 February 2023 (Wednesday)
Time: 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm (HKT)
Dr. YJ Kim, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin
Prof. Mike Phillips, Professor of Curriculum, Teaching and Inclusive Education, Monash University
Dr. Zachari Swiecki, Lecturer in Human Centered Computing, Data Futures Institute, Monash University
The course does not assume any prior knowledge of Quantitative Ethnography, although an interest in education, STEM education, health and healthcare, and/or policy research and practice would be good, as those are the main areas QE have been used in.
1.ICQE23 - Research Agenda Development (RAD).
ICQE23 in Melbourne this October is a great opportunity for you to connect with the global community of researchers using QE in their own work. The conference has free workshops included as part of the registration and has ample opportunities to get mentorship and build collaborations around using QE.
2.Publications about Epistemic Network Analysis (ENA)
Shaffer, D. W., Collier, W., & Ruis, A. R. (2016). A tutorial on epistemic network analysis: Analyzing the structure of connections in cognitive, social, and interaction data. Journal of Learning Analytics, 3(3), 9-45. https://doi.org/10.18608/jla.2016.33.3. Download
Shaffer, D. (2018). Big data for thick description of deep learning. Deep learning: Multi-disciplinary approaches. Download
Ruis, A., Siebert-Evenstone, A., Pozen, R., Eagan, B., & Shaffer, D. W. (2019). Finding common ground: a method for measuring recent temporal context in analyses of complex, collaborative thinking. In Lund, K., Niccolai, G. P., Lavoué, E., Hmelo-Silver, C., Gweon, G., & Baker, M. (Eds.), A Wide Lens: Combining Embodied, Enactive, Extended, and Embedded Learning in Collaborative Settings, 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 2019, Volume 1 (pp. 136-143). Lyon, France: International Society of the Learning Sciences. Download
Arastoopour Irgens, G. & Eagan, B. (2022). Foundations and Fundamentals of Quantitative Ethnography. Copenhagen, Denmark. Fourth International Conference of Quantitative Ethnography. ICQE 2022. Download
Shaffer, D. W. (2014). Formatting data for Epistemic Network Analysis. Technical Report 2014-1. Games and Professional Simulations (GAPS). Technical Report Series. Download
Siebert-Evenstone, A. L., Irgens, G. A., Collier, W., Swiecki, Z., Ruis, A. R., & Shaffer, D. W. (2017). In search of conversational grain size: Modeling semantic structure using moving stanza windows. Journal of Learning Analytics, 4(3), 123-139. https://doi.org/10.18608/jla.2017.43.7. Download
3.Supplementary videos on ENA
Tutorial video on uploading a data set to the ENA webtool.
Tutorial video on using the tutorial mode to create ENA models.
Tutorial video on manually creating ENA models.
Tutorial video on running statistics in the ENA webtool.
Tutorial video on using the data view to see what data led to a specific connection in an ENA model.
Tutorial video on creating samples or groups of ENA units.
If you are interested in other QE related resources, explore the International Society for Quantitative Ethnography website: https://www.qesoc.org/
Look for more previous publications using QE or ENA in our free Zotero Library: