MERLIEN will hold the 1st International Seminar on Computer-Aided Qualitative Research on the 10 & 11 June, 2008 in Amsterdam. This unique, cross-disciplinary and highly interactive seminar will bring together researchers, practitioners and PhD students to discuss the key issues concerning the use of QDA tools (e.g. Atlas.ti & Nud*ist/NVivo) and how they integrate them successfully into their research projects.
-To help participants develop a deeper understanding on the use of QDA tools and how they are used to improve qualitative data analysis.
-To raise conceptual awareness and skill development using QDA tools.
-To improve the presentation skill and style of participants.
-To create and develop continuing supportive research networks
After registration, participants will be invited to submit an abstract for a presentation (optional). The presentation should directly address how you have (or planning to) used QDA tools for conducting data analysis. The presentation should also discuss the benefits and pitfalls of QDA tools and what your peers from other fields can learn from your experience. Each presentation is allocated 30 minutes including 5 to 10 minutes of Q&A.
To enhance the quality of this seminar, experts in qualitative research and QDA tools will be invited to evaluate your presentation. They will critique, comment and give impartial suggestions for further improvement of your research work. Our highly qualified jury panel consist of:
Susanne Friese, QDA Expert, University of Hannover (Germany)
Brit Helle Aarskog, Associate Professor, University of Bergen (Norway)
Raewyn Bassett, Professor, Dalhousie University (Canada)
Brigitte Smit(tbc), Professor, University of Johannesburg (South Africa)
To help you improve your presentation skills and style, all speakers will be evaluated by their peers during the seminar. The results of the speaker evaluation will be sent to you one week after the seminar.
LANGUAGE & TARGET AUDIENCE
This international seminar will be conducted in English and participants who will realise the greatest benefit include:
-Market research professionals
-PhD students embarking on qualitative research
To maintain high levels of interactivity during the workshop, we have limited the number of participants to the maximum of 30.
Early-bird registration - 300 euros (before 1st March 2008)
Full registration fee - 350 euros
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to discuss best practices with your peers in an exclusive networking environment. This two-day workshop includes all documentation and lunch on both days. To secure your seat, please register online before 1st March and benefit from an early-bird registration discount.
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