Qualitative cartoons from MQP’s latest book

Michael Quinn Patton just came out with the fourth edition of his Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods book and in it you’ll find 9 of my cartoons.  The new cartoons are based largely on a series of ruminations added to each chapter (you can find a few rumination examples over at better evaluation).

Today’s post includes four of the new cartoons published in the book.  I’ve also included a couple that were left on the cutting room floor.  Enjoy!

And if you’re interesting in picking up Michael’s new book, head on over to Sage and use the discount code PATTON20 at checkout. The code should be good for 20% off.

Confident and Incompetent

Confident incompetent danger zone cartoon by Chris Lysy

Real Evidence

Real evidence cartoon by Chris Lysy

Convenience Interview Protocol

Convenience interview protocol cartoon by Chris Lysy

Easy to Find

Easy to find focus group cartoon by Chris Lysy

GPS Rigor Mortis

This one didn’t make it into the book.  It’s based on a rumination Patton calls Research Rigor Mortis.

GPS rigor mortis cartoon by Chris Lysy

Qualitative Bully

I liked this one but it was a little too wordy to make it into the book.
Qualitative bully cartoon by Chris Lysy

18 Comments

  1. Eden on December 16, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Cool! I could see the last one as a strip showing the interviewer talking labelled something like: Introduction, Basic questions, Interruption, Personal Story, Dissatisfaction with data.



  2. Chris Lysy on December 16, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Very true. Strangely, I did not discover the true power of multi-panel cartoons until reading Scott McCloud’s book on comics.



  3. Wendy Tackett on December 16, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Active listening can be a very tricky skill to teach evaluators!



    • Chris Lysy on December 16, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      Wait, Wendy, are you saying we’re supposed to listen?
      🙂



  4. Ann Rosenfield on December 16, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Literally laughed out loud at my desk about Qualitative Bully. Now my co-workers think I am odd. In fairness, they likely already thought that.



    • Chris Lysy on December 16, 2014 at 12:29 pm

      Nice. We’re all a little odd around here 🙂



  5. Jen on December 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    The last one is my favorite!



    • Chris Lysy on December 16, 2014 at 12:30 pm

      Thanks Jen, it was my favorite too 🙂



  6. Karen Saewert on December 16, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    FRESHSPECTRUM is continuously refreshing. Thank you Chris!



    • Chris Lysy on December 16, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      Thanks Karen, very kind of you to say 🙂



  7. Erica Heath on December 17, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Chris – I keep your posts until I need the need for something to lift me up. Thank you.
    My favorite is “real evidence” as it captures what I see all too often.
    Erica



    • Chris Lysy on January 8, 2015 at 11:11 am

      Thanks Erica 🙂
      Sad, isn’t it?



  8. James Coyle on December 17, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Great to see these Chris. Thanks also for the tip on the discount! …order done!
    J



    • Chris Lysy on January 8, 2015 at 11:11 am

      Awesome, thanks James 🙂



  9. Ann Price on January 8, 2015 at 6:08 am

    Congrats on having your work published in MQP’s new book!



    • Chris Lysy on January 8, 2015 at 11:11 am

      Thanks Ann, much appreciated 🙂



  10. Carrie on January 9, 2015 at 11:36 am

    These are great! I especially love ‘Easy to Find’ and ‘Real Evidence’!



    • Chris Lysy on January 9, 2015 at 1:25 pm

      Thanks Carrie 🙂