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QUEST-SJ aims to build qualitative health research capacity in the Saint John area and represents a wide range of research expertise, disciplines, and organizations.

Join the conversation and collaborate with other QUEST-SJ members. To become a member, please fill out our membership form.

2020-2021 Schedule

QUEST-SJ meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month except July and August. Meetings are held virtually through the Zoom platform. To receive the meeting log-in information, contact or complete our membership form.

September 15: The Show Must Go On: Adapting Research Protocols During Covid-19

Amy Reid, CRIC Project Coordinator, will provide an overview of the COGNISANCE project and share how COVID-19 led to various changes, including virtual data collection and recruitment. Naythrah Thevathasan, CRIC NBHRF Summer Student, will expand on virtual data collection methods by focusing on her experiences conducting virtual focus groups with caregivers and the lessons learned to adapting to a virtual platform.

October 13: The Interlocking Aspects of Health, Healing, and Community: Talking Circle as a Methodological Imperative

Dr. Rose Ann Torres, Assistant Professor of Sociology, will discuss the role of talking circles in  community engaged research. This presentation provides an overview of talking circles as a methodological tool and approaches of resistance against neo-colonial fascism; and pays a closer attention to Aeta women healers’ and their healing praxis as a means to social justice and ethical responsibilities.

November 10: The Pros & Cons of Qualitative Data Management Systems 

Dr. Natasha Hanson, Horizon Health Network and Research Manager of SOAR, will discuss the benefits and challenges of several widely used qualitative research data management tools. Tools to be featured will include Microsoft (MS) Word, MS Excel, Nvivo, Atlas.ti and MAXQDA. This presentation will provide an overview of these tools, highlighting practical methodological considerations.