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Qualitative Computing: Diverse Worlds and Research Practices Conference, Instanbul, 24-26 Feb 2011, Chairs Elif Kus Saillard, Sema Sakarya and C?sar A. Cisneros Puebla; Deadline now 31 Oct

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Qualitative Computing:
Diverse Worlds and Research Practices Conference

February 24-26, 2011, Istanbul, Turkey

Conference Chairs

Elif Kus Saillard
Sociology Department, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey,

Sema Sakarya
Department of International Trade, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey,

César A. Cisneros Puebla
Departamento de Sociología UAM Iztapalapa, México,

Organized jointly by Department of International Trade, Bogaziçi University, Turkey and the Sociology Departments of Ankara University, Turkey & the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Iztapalapa, Mexico, Qualitative Computing: Diverse Worlds and Research Practices Conference will be held between February 24-26, 2011 in Istanbul at Bogaziçi University Campus.

The Conference will focus on how research practices from diverse worlds have been fostering qualitative computing. It will provide a forum for sharing research, analysing diverse research practices and methodological perspectives and discussing the epistemological roots of each national way of practicing qualitative research. The Conference is an excellent opportunity to observe the diversity of qualitative research, to learn about software assisted qualitative research and its use in case studies of firms and consumers based on data in any form as well as thirty years of CAQDAS influence into research methodologies in the social sciences.

Call for Papers

We encourage the submission of papers that address qualitative research methodology, cases reflecting experiences with qualitative research from disciplines like sociology, psychology, marketing, organizations, law and humanities, as well as cases utilizing qualitative software and technological developments in related software. We are interested in papers that address topics such as, but not limited to

  1. Research cases from various disciplines utilizing qualitative methodology
  2. Opportunities in and challenges of conducting software assisted qualitative research
  3. Methodological reflections of using software in qualitative research
  4. Analysis processes that benefit most from qualitative software
  5. Innovative and new ways of using software tools
  6. Transparency on reporting software assisted qualitative research
  7. Experiences and models on teaching qualitative software
  8. New software tools and the future of qualitative research
  9. Research team possibilities in using software
  10. On line research, ethics and qualitative software
  11. Integration of quantitative and qualitative data in mixed methods research and emerging inquiry approaches

Qualitative Computing: Diverse Worlds and Research Practices Conference is open to any initiative to include other topics related to using qualitative software, you are invited to contact us if you have suggestions. Authors wishing to present a paper at the conference should submit an abstract by Monday the 23rd, September 2010 and will be informed of the outcome of their submission by December 1, 2010. Abstracts of accepted papers will be available to participants at the conference.

Abstracts should be 400 – 800 words in length and written in English. The abstract should include the title of the paper and an overview of the background theoretical/practical context, objective of the paper, methodology (if applicable), main findings/points of discussion and conclusions. The author’s name(s) should not be on the abstract itself. A cover sheet including the title of the paper, the author’s names, titles, institutional affiliations and contact details, with the primary contact person designated, should accompany the abstract. All submissions will be subject to a blind peer review process

Please send your submissions as a Word document to the Conference Chairs: , ,

Extended deadline for abstract submission: October 31, 2010