Dr Robert Mcquade

  • Associate Tutor (School of Education)

Research interests

I am a social psychologist, and I use qualitative methodologies to capture the finer details of our social interactions that have long been overlooked by traditional research. My PhD involved the use of conversation analysis to examine video-recordings of student groups engaging in problem-based learning. By focusing specifically on the social processes that lie at the heart of group work – i.e., the mechanics of real-life ‘talk’ – it was possible to make precise pedagogical recommendations regarding students’ management of educational tasks and social difficulties. I have also published in the field of health psychology, using discourse analysis to explore the interactional practices taking place within online suicide help forums. More recent health-related projects involved the use of thematic analysis to better identify the needs of counsellors, and an interpretative phenomenological analysis which sought to give voice to individuals in remission from cancer.    

Publications

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2020

Mcquade, R. , Ventura-Medina, E., Wiggins, S. and Anderson, T. (2020) Examining self-managed problem-based learning interactions in engineering education. European Journal of Engineering Education, 45(2), pp. 232-248. (doi: 10.1080/03043797.2019.1649366)

Mcquade, R. , Ventura-Medina, E., Wiggins, S., Hendry, G. and Anderson, A. (2020) Students’ strategies for managing social loafers in PBL: interactional means of dealing with unequal participation in group work. In: Bridges, S. M. and Imafuku, R. (eds.) Interactional Research into Problem-Based Learning. Purdue University Press: USA, pp. 275-297. ISBN 9781557538048

Murray, M., Hendry, G. and McQuade, R. (2020) Civil engineering 4 real (CE4R): co-curricular learning for undergraduates. European Journal of Engineering Education, 45(1), pp. 128-150. (doi: 10.1080/03043797.2019.1585762)

2019

Mcquade, R. (2019) The quarterly big interview with Dr Sally Wiggins. PsyPAG Quarterly, 110, pp. 41-44.

2018

McQuade, R.M. , Ventura-Medina, E., Wiggins, S. and Anderson, T. (2018) The Role of Institutional Power in Tutorless Problem-based Learning: Students’ Interactional Strategies for Self-managing Conflict in Teamwork. In: 46th SEFI Annual Conference (SEFI 2018), Copenhagen, Denmark, 17-21 Sep 2018, pp. 306-313.

Murray, M., McQuade, R. and Hendry, G. (2018) Formation of an Engineering Identity: Industrial Role Models and Problem Based Learning. In: 7th International Symposium of Engineering Education (ISEE 2018), London, UK, 17-18 Jul 2018,

McQuade, R. , Wiggins, S., Ventura-Medina, E. and Anderson, T. (2018) Knowledge disagreement formulations in problem-based learning tutorials: balancing pedagogical demands with ‘saving face’. Classroom Discourse, 9(3), pp. 227-243. (doi: 10.1080/19463014.2018.1495089)

2017

McQuade, R. , Wiggins, S. and Ventura-Medina, E. (2017) 'Doing' Disagreement Without Being Disagreeable: How Students Deal With Conversational Norms in Group Work. European Psychology Learning and Teaching (EUROPLAT) Conference 2017, Salzburg, Austria, 18-20 Sep 2017.

McQuade, R. M. , Ventura-Medina, E., Wiggins, S. and Anderson, A. (2017) Elucidating Dysfunctional Occurrences in Student-led Group Work. Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section Biennial Conference 2017, Aberystwyth, Wales, 05-07 Jul 2017.

2016

Wiggins, S., McQuade, R. and Rasmussen, S. (2016) Stepping back from crisis points: the provision and acknowledgment of support in an online suicide discussion forum. Qualitative Health Research, 26(9), pp. 1240-1251. (doi: 10.1177/1049732316633130)

This list was generated on Sun Dec 4 02:07:17 2022 GMT.
Number of items: 10.

Articles

Mcquade, R. , Ventura-Medina, E., Wiggins, S. and Anderson, T. (2020) Examining self-managed problem-based learning interactions in engineering education. European Journal of Engineering Education, 45(2), pp. 232-248. (doi: 10.1080/03043797.2019.1649366)

Murray, M., Hendry, G. and McQuade, R. (2020) Civil engineering 4 real (CE4R): co-curricular learning for undergraduates. European Journal of Engineering Education, 45(1), pp. 128-150. (doi: 10.1080/03043797.2019.1585762)

Mcquade, R. (2019) The quarterly big interview with Dr Sally Wiggins. PsyPAG Quarterly, 110, pp. 41-44.

McQuade, R. , Wiggins, S., Ventura-Medina, E. and Anderson, T. (2018) Knowledge disagreement formulations in problem-based learning tutorials: balancing pedagogical demands with ‘saving face’. Classroom Discourse, 9(3), pp. 227-243. (doi: 10.1080/19463014.2018.1495089)

Wiggins, S., McQuade, R. and Rasmussen, S. (2016) Stepping back from crisis points: the provision and acknowledgment of support in an online suicide discussion forum. Qualitative Health Research, 26(9), pp. 1240-1251. (doi: 10.1177/1049732316633130)

Book Sections

Mcquade, R. , Ventura-Medina, E., Wiggins, S., Hendry, G. and Anderson, A. (2020) Students’ strategies for managing social loafers in PBL: interactional means of dealing with unequal participation in group work. In: Bridges, S. M. and Imafuku, R. (eds.) Interactional Research into Problem-Based Learning. Purdue University Press: USA, pp. 275-297. ISBN 9781557538048

Conference or Workshop Item

McQuade, R. , Wiggins, S. and Ventura-Medina, E. (2017) 'Doing' Disagreement Without Being Disagreeable: How Students Deal With Conversational Norms in Group Work. European Psychology Learning and Teaching (EUROPLAT) Conference 2017, Salzburg, Austria, 18-20 Sep 2017.

McQuade, R. M. , Ventura-Medina, E., Wiggins, S. and Anderson, A. (2017) Elucidating Dysfunctional Occurrences in Student-led Group Work. Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section Biennial Conference 2017, Aberystwyth, Wales, 05-07 Jul 2017.

Conference Proceedings

McQuade, R.M. , Ventura-Medina, E., Wiggins, S. and Anderson, T. (2018) The Role of Institutional Power in Tutorless Problem-based Learning: Students’ Interactional Strategies for Self-managing Conflict in Teamwork. In: 46th SEFI Annual Conference (SEFI 2018), Copenhagen, Denmark, 17-21 Sep 2018, pp. 306-313.

Murray, M., McQuade, R. and Hendry, G. (2018) Formation of an Engineering Identity: Industrial Role Models and Problem Based Learning. In: 7th International Symposium of Engineering Education (ISEE 2018), London, UK, 17-18 Jul 2018,

This list was generated on Sun Dec 4 02:07:17 2022 GMT.