The Storytelling Series features the stories of faculty from across campus who are teaching, employing, and developing novel qualitative research techniques. The series seeks to highlight the journeys of our faculty – what led them here to UIUC – and take a deeper dive into the innovative methods they are applying in their current research.
On Thursday, March 23rd the Center for Social and Behavioral Science’s Qualitative Research Initiative (QRI) hosted a session of the Storytelling Series featuring Dr. Jacinda Dariotis, Director of the Family Resiliency Center and Professor in Human Development and Family Studies.
The session titled, What Do Rollercoasters, Bicycles, Airplanes, Puzzles, Elephants, and Misnomers have in Common? My Methodological Journey, explored how Dr. Dariotis began her professional journey intending to be a neurosurgeon, pivoting 180 degrees, filling her methodological toolbox, and finding a calling for participatory research and evaluation. Her captivating talk discussed the many rewards, risks, and lessons she has encountered while conducting community-based research.