10th INTERNATIONAL QUALITATIVE RESEARCH CONFERENCE 2021
CALL FOR PAPERS
Humanness & Technology for Qualitative Research:
New Approaches in New Times
*SUBJECT TO APPROVAL
Society is living in unprecedented times. As lives and livelihoods affected by a global pandemic confront never-before-seen issues and challenges, new ways of understanding the condition or quality of being human must be found for the post-Covid-19 world.
More than ever, qualitative inquiry in social research is needed so that complex social responses to new challenges can be understood. This raises the question of how far qualitative inquiry from lenses rooted in traditional research epistemologies and methodologies can step up to new requirements when the boundaries of what it means to live, learn and work have drastically altered.
In this light, how far can the partnership of traditional and the new, seen in the use of technology particularly through digitalization and new media platforms in qualitative inquiry, bring changes to the way qualitative data is understood, collected, analysed and disseminated?
The impact of addressing this is far-reaching as notions of humanness and the condition of being human become couched in new parameters within the modern, global community. This conference will address the arguably limitless potential for new qualitative research approaches in social phenomenon, in new times.
Conference sub-themes include but are not limited to:
1. Reconciliation and “partnership” with technology
2. Impact of new technology in methodologies
3. Research Ethics and technology
4. Fieldwork challenges
5. Research design
6. Technology in qualitative data analysis
7. Philosophy and methodology
Abstract Submission: 31 August 2021
Announcement of Acceptance: 15 September 2021
Pre-conference Workshop: 20th October 2021
Conference: 21st - 23rd October 2021