Qualitative Research Consultants

Listed here are SQIP members with an interest in serving as research consultants. Click on a name to view that person’s CV.

Diane S. Blau, PhD
President, Michigan School of Professional Psychology

As a student, I studied with Clark Moustakas and gained expertise in heuristic and phenomenological models.  I have taught qualitative research and served as dissertation chair in a professional career that has spanned over 35 years. Now as president of MiSPP, I review all qualitative dissertations that are completed each academic year. I am pleased to be one of the co-founders of the Michigan School of Professional Psychology (mispp.edu) and have been dedicated to its growth and development since its inception as the Center for Humanistic Studies in 1980. Initially qualitative research was the school’s sole research focus with an emphasis on heuristic and phenomenological studies. Since then it has expanded to include a variety of qualitative models as well as quantitative and mixed methods.
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Margaret Roller, M.A.

MARGARET R. ROLLER, M.A. has extensive experience as a professional researcher. She is currently in private practice where she works with commercial, nonprofit, and governmental organizations to develop and execute qualitative and quantitative research. The major area of her work is in qualitative inquiry.  Ms. Roller has designed and conducted thousands of qualitative studies involving a broad assortment of methods, as well as presented and published numerous papers and articles on qualitative research design.  She is the lead author of Applied Qualitative Research Design: A Total Quality Framework Approach(Guilford; 2015), and the author of the widely read blog www.researchdesignreview.com.  Ms. Roller earned her B.A. in psychology from California State University, and her graduate degree in psychology from the New School for Social Research, Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science.

Expertise: Phenomenological orientation with particular expertise in focus group discussions and semi-structured in-depth interviews.  Expert in design, recruitment, moderating, interviewing, analysis, and reporting.

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Margaret R. Roller

William Hartman, Ph.D.

William E. Hartmann is an assistant professor at the University of Washington Bothell in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. His interdisciplinary research program focuses on the intersections of culture and mental health, with particular attention to how ideas of culture circulate through communities, clinics, and academic fields to shape our understandings and responses to distress and human hardship. Through research partnerships with rural and urban American Indian communities, he utilizes various qualitative methods (interviews, focus groups, ethnography) to explore how engagement with discourses around culture in mental health and in other healing traditions works to facilitate and constrain the therapeutic landscapes made available to American Indians and other diverse peoples. Through research and teaching, he aims to build bridges between fields of mental health and American Indian Studies to inform a greater awareness of the social and political nature of clinical knowledge, institutions, and practices in the US and around the world.

Expertise: Ethnography and thematic analysis of interviews and focus groups

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