I encourage my students to develop a reflective practice as researchers, and in my own research I have looked at ways to think about how qualitative research is conducted.

To get to that work, I study qualitative research methodology, including ethnomethodological and conversation analytic approaches to research, and the study of topics in music education.

My career started in a music classroom in Queensland, Australia, though I eventually moved from the elementary school to higher education. The study of qualitative research methodology is a rapidly expanding field. Researchers have a vast array of tools with which to take a deeper look at practical, methodological and theoretical problems. I use ethnomethodology and conversation analysis as tools to do close analyses of interview talk and talk-in-interaction. This work has informed my work as an instructor, especially the teaching of qualitative interviewing. 

Learn more about Kathryn Roulston.

Kathryn Roulston
College of Education
River's Crossing Building
Athens, GA
Ph.D. The University of Queensland