We look forward to working with Greg Guest as our lead instructor for IRDL. Greg Guest, PhD, is an applied anthropologist who has worked in all of the major research sectors – academia, government, corporate, and non-profit. He has been designing and managing large, multi-site, research and evaluation initiatives for more than 15 years, and in over 16 countries. Guest has experience with all types of research, ranging from ethnographic assessments to randomized controlled trials. Through his consulting company, Social Research Solutions, Guest regularly teaches research methods courses to domestic and international audiences. In addition to numerous methods-oriented articles and book chapters, Guest has published four methodological textbooks:
Public Health Research Methods (Sage 2014)
Collecting Qualitative Data: A Field Manual for Applied Research (Sage 2013)
Applied Thematic Analysis (Sage 2012)
Handbook for Team-based Qualitative Research (AltaMira 2008)
A self-proclaimed “methods geek”, Greg jumps at any opportunity to talk about research (and shamelessly promote his books), and which is what brought him to the IRDL project.