This course is an introduction to the concept of live field note taking. You will learn what live field notes are, how they are similar to and different from traditional field notes, and you will learn how to take them in ways that are appropriate for your research context. This course is intended to expand on basic concepts you have already learned and enacted in applying qualitative research. It is assumed you have some knowledge and experience with taking and analyzing field notes in their traditional format.
You will learn how to connect your field notes with an audience and identify apps that are appropriate for your project. I will share with you techniques I have found helpful for organizing and processing my own live field notes. The course ends with a brief introduction to the concept of live analysis to help you get thinking about next steps.
Dr. Leigh A. Hall is an Associate Professor of Literacy Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She began publishing academic manuscripts during her second year as a doctoral student at Michigan State University. By the time she earned her Ph.D., Dr. Hall had five manuscripts published or in press. To date, she has published 26 manuscripts in top-tier academic journals including The Harvard Educational Review, Teachers College Record, and Research in the Teaching of English. Dr. Hall has extensive experience in writing, publishing, and reviewing manuscripts and in working with novices in learning how to navigate the publishing process.