NVivo Virtual Conference

Qualitative Research in a Changing World

September 23, 2020

 

Now Open - Call for Abstracts

We are now asking for abstracts for NVivo Virtual Conference with a deadline of June 30, 2020
Registration to attend the conference will open in July 2020.
​COVID-19 has turned our world upside down, despite the fact that medical scientists have been warning for years that a pandemic was an inevitable consequence of our shrinking world due to the increase in international travel and trade. While the medical profession and politicians are focusing on ways to manage this crisis and medical scientists are trying to develop an effective vaccine, social scientists have the tools to look at the impact of the pandemic on the way we live.

We are social animals, yet most of us have been required to ‘stay at home’ and maintain physical distance in any interaction.  Most qualitative research methods rely on in-person interaction, whether in interviews, focus groups, or observation studies. Many researchers will have to adapt their methods or even change their research design or topic to accommodate these changed circumstances. Other researchers will focus on the new research topics that the pandemic has precipitated. 

This conference embraces both strands of how researchers have responded to the crisis.  We welcome papers that focus on the use of online and virtual methods to reaching research participants and their strengths and weaknesses. We also welcome any papers that are looking at the social impact of the pandemic.
Topics:


The focus of the papers should be on methods not results. We welcome proposals exploring but not limited to:

  • Qualitative Health Research (including social science research on COVID-19)
  • Online and virtual methods
  • Research in teams
  • Innovative ways of using NVivo
  • Participatory Research
  • Inspire us – topic not covered above but important for qualitative methods


Paper abstract submissions:

  • 250 words maximum
  • No footnotes or bibliography.
  • Titles: Capitalize the first, last, and all major words in between (nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and some conjunctions)
  • Authors/Contributors: List lead author as first name, middle initial (optional), last name
  • Affiliation: include affiliation for lead author – department, university, or organization
Please note that your online submission (abstract) will be used as the text for the final program.

If you have any questions, please refer to our FAQs or email conference@qsrinternational.com. 

A Panel lasts 90 minutes and comprises four to five papers around a theme. A Panel submission proposes a title that speaks to the theme of the collection of abstracts/papers contributing to it. A paper could be a video as well as a PowerPoint presentation.

Please note: abstracts submitted as part of a panel do not also need to be resubmitted separately as an individual paper. The name and affiliation of the panel chair should be on the submission form.  The submission should include a summative statement (20-25 words) on the theme of the panel plus abstracts of each paper - not exceeding 500 words in total.  The names and affiliations of other panel members should be included in the space for the abstract.

If you have any questions, please refer to our FAQs or email conference@qsrinternational.com. 

Poster criteria:

  • Registered for a doctoral degree
  • Using NVivo for at least part of the analysis
  • Clear statement about the aims of the research
  • Clear statement about the methods used or propose to use
  • Extra points for creativity and/or innovation in methods or in using NVivo

Poster abstract submissions

Summative statement (20-25 words) – a brief summary of your research with key points highlighted, providing a basis for discussion and interaction

  • Abstract – 250 words maximum – no tables or graphics
  • Titles: Capitalize the first, last, and all major words in between (nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and some conjunctions)
  • Authors/Contributors: List lead author as first name, middle initial (optional), last name
  • Affiliation: include affiliation for lead author – department, university, or organization
  • Please indicate if you are submitting to the doctoral student stream
If you have any questions, please refer to our FAQs or email conference@qsrinternational.com. 

By clicking on the button to the right, you will be taken to a secure form to submit the abstract for your paper, panel proposal, or poster. 

Keynote Speakers

Nancy Baym – Senior Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, MA


Nancy Baym, Ph.D. is formerly a Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas and currently a Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research. She was a member of the founding board and former president of the Association of Internet Researchers, and serves on the board of several academic journals covering new media and communication. She has published research and provided media commentary on the topics of social communication, new media, and fandom.

Topic: TBD but to address the conference theme

Annette Markham – Professor of Media & Communication, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia


Annette Markham is Professor of Media and Communication and part of the Digital Ethnography Research Centre at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia, recent professor MSO at Aarhus University in Denmark, and affiliate professor of digital ethics at Loyola University in Chicago. She is former chair of the ethics committee of the Association of Internet Researchers 2012-2016 and primary author of the AoIR 2012 Ethical Decision Making in Internet Research Guidelines. She has published research in the area of Internet studies, digital identity, social interaction, innovative qualitative methods for social research, and Internet research ethics.

Topic: Ethics of Internet Research