QRI Storytelling Series – Dr. Melissa Ocepek

On Thursday, November 10th, the Center for Social and Behavioral Science’s Qualitative Research Initiative (QRI) hosted the first hybrid session of the Storytelling Series featuring Dr. Melissa G. Ocepek, Assistant Professor in the School of Information Sciences. This session titled, There are Two Things I Love: Food and Talking, Mostly about Food, explored how an extroverted foodie (Dr. Ocepek) became a qualitative researcher working to understand the very complicated everyday information world of food. Dr. Ocepek provided an in-depth discussion of her approaches to qualitative research rooted in institutional ethnography and highlighted some of her favorite methods, including photo voice. If you were able to join us, we hope you enjoyed hearing Dr. Ocepek’s story firsthand. The video recording of Dr. Ocepek’s session is now available.