Qualitative CHATTER'D Research Team

About the Team
The Qualitative CHATTER'D Team is a doctoral student research group that started in January 2015 led by Lisa Yamagata-Lynch a faculty at the University of Tennessee in the Learning Environments and Educational Studies (LEEDS) Doctoral Program and the Instructional Technology (IT) Master's Program. The research group typically meets once a week and consists of LEEDS doctoral students interested in investigating issues related to learning environments design, educational technology, and qualitative research all from an Cultural Historical Activity Theoretical perspective. The goal of the team is to engage in collaborative research. As a result of this team activity, it is expected that doctoral student team members will graduate from the LEEDS program with at least 3 articles published, in which 2 they participate as a collaborative team member and 1 as a lead author. It is also expected that each team member will be a collaborative support group for all members' dissertation process. The team membership and authorship guide can be accessed here.

Team Record Since January 2015
Faculty Led Peer Reviewed Journal Article


Yamagata-Lynch, L. C., Deshpande, D., R., Do, J., Garty, E., Mastrogiovanni, J. M., & Teauge, S. J. (in press). Net neutrality and implications to online learning. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning.

Yamagata-Lynch, L. C., Do, J., Deshpande, D., R., Skutnik, A. L., Murphy, B., & Garty, E. (2017). Narrative inquiry with activity systems: A story about net neutrality. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. 16(1), 1-11.
Yamagata-Lynch, L. C., Skutnik, A. L., Garty, E, & Do, J. (2016). Interactionist qualitative research as a semiotic mediated activity. SAGE Open 6(3).

Yamagata-Lynch, L. C., Do, J., Skutnik, A. L., Thompson, D. J., Stephens, A. F., & Tays, C. A. (2015). Design lessons about participatory self-directed online learning in a graduate level instructional technology course. Open Learning. 30(2) 178-189. doi:10.1080/02680513.2015.1071244

Student Led Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Do, J., & Yamagata-Lynch, L. C., (in press). Designing and developing cell phone applications for qualitative research. Qualitative Inquiry.

Faculty Led Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations

Yamagata-Lynch, L. C., Despande, D. R., Do., J., Garty E., Mastrogiovanni, J. M., & Teauge, S., J. (2017). Net neutrality and its implications to online learning. Paper presented at the Annual Conferences of the Jean Piaget Society, San Francisco, CA.

Yamagata-Lynch, L. C., Skutnik, A. L., & Do, J. (2016). A relational and transactional approach in understanding human psychology with semiotic mediated action. International Congress of Psychology, Yokohama, Japan.

Yamagata-Lynch, L. C., Do, J., Deshpande, D. R., & Skutnik, A. L. (2016). Narrative storytelling with Activity Systems Analysis. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington DC.

Yamagata-Lynch, L. C., Deshpande, D. R., Do, J., & Skutnik, A. L. (2016). Net neutrality and implications to instructional technology. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington DC.

Yamagata-Lynch, L. C., Do, J., Deshpande, D. R., & Skutnik, A. L. (2015). Qualitative data interpretation and storytelling with activity systems analysis. Paper presented at the 11th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Yamagata-Lynch, L. C., Skutnik, A. L., & Do, J., (2015). Addressing epistemological and methodological tensions in qualitative inquiry with mediated action. Paper presented at the 11th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Yamagata-Lynch, L. C., Garty, E., & Do, J. (2015). Making ethical design issues real in an online instructional technology course through community engagement activities. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association of Educational Communication and Technology, Indianapolis, IN.

Student Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations

Skutnik, A. L., & Yamagata-Lynch, L. C. (2017). Digital syllabuses as tools for course design in Engineering. Paper presented at the Annual Conferences of the Jean Piaget Society, San Francisco, CA.

Do, J. & Yamagata-Lynch, L. C. (2015). An instructor/designer’s lessons from designing a mobile app for engaging undergraduate students in reflective learning practice. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association of Educational Communication and Technology, Indianapolis, IN.

Manuscripts in Preparation

Yamagata-Lynch, L. C., & Garty, E. (data analysis). Making ethical design issues real in an online instructional technology course through community engagement activities.

Yamagata-Lynch, L. C., (data analysis). Reflecting on design as an object-oriented activity.

Last Updated July 8, 2017