Qualitative research and young researchers

International Conference Qualitative research and young researchers (RiQGioS)

Enna, Università Kore: 1-2-3 September 2011

Looking under the thin mantle of 'qualitative analysis'. Consolidated application contexts and new fields of application.

logo_ennaSince in the sixties, Barney Glaser and Anselm Strauss founded the Grounded Theory, with the intent to build a paradigm in which qualitative researchers could recognize themselves, the legitimacy of the qualitative method has gone from saying.

Today the qualitative approach has increased its use in the researches and the quality-quantity debate, which for decades has inspired the scientific community, seems to tone down. The subject of seminars and studies is not more the legitimacy of the method, but it appears that a reflection on the different forms that the qualitative analysis begins to take on.

Under the mantle of "qualitative analysis' gather round different techniques, different software and new questions of methodology are beginning to engage on both existing and new procedures. The difficulties are greater for those who took its first steps in qualitative research. For those who are wondering about which technique to use for what purpose and by what procedure to achieve it, finally, how to present the results. For this reason, it creates a conference for young scholars who use qualititative methods to carrying out their research.

The conference is open to young scholars that have not overcome 40 years, whether they are graduate students, postdocs, research fellows, young researchers. The papers presented will be evaluated by double blind review. Senior experts in the area of qualitative research, will be called during the conference to report on specific subjects of their expertise. The communications - by juniors and seniors -will be published as conference proceedings. We invite young scholars to submit their proposals on the following topics:

Life story. Qualitative interviews. Ethnography research (Auto and Virtual ethnography) Software for qualitative analysis. From the word to the textual datum: techniques of analysis. Reflections on the use of qualitative research in various scientific areas.

We will evaluate the proposals received for their relevance with the topic of the conference. The language of the conference will be Italian and English. For scholars that come from other nationalities should be noted that the article must be delivered in one of these languages, also applies to the slides or materials used for the presentation of the work. The student will, however, choose to attend the oral presentation in its native language.

Please send abstracts (not more than 200 words) and a brief presentation of the author at this address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 25 January, 2011.

Within 19 February 2011 the authors will receive the confirmation of acceptance of the abstracts. The deadline to send paper is 10 May 2011. To attend in the conference you will pay a fee.

The call for paper can be downloaded form here.