Free Software for Analyzing Video

I have no experience with this software, but a colleague of mine suggested that it could be very helpful to those interested in analyzing (behavioral coding) video files!  Here is the information forwarded to me  — Jan

datavyu

Dear Colleague,

If you don’t already know about Datavyu, it’s a free and open source software tool for scoring video. It was developed by and for developmental scientists to flexibly and powerfully code observations from video data for analysis. Datavyu evolved from OpenSHAPA and the earlier MacSHAPA tool.

I am thrilled to announce that we have just released Datavyu 1.1 and published a complete Datavyu User Guide. Datavyu 1.1 contains a number of major bug fixes, user interface changes, and enhancements to increase the functionality of the software. You can download Datavyu 1.1 on our website, and get our source code on github.

Our user guide outlines everything you will need to know to become an expert Datavyu user. It comes complete with video walk-throughs, instructions for the Datavyu Ruby API scripting interface, and a sample script library. It also provides installation instructions, descriptions of software components, and in-depth tutorials for the most common operations.

Datavyu supersedes MacSHAPA and OpenSHAPA—if you’ve used either of these tools, it will be very easy to transition to Datavyu. OpenSHAPA files can be opened directly and seamlessly in Datavyu. MacSHAPA files can be easily converted with a simple Ruby script. More information on this can be found here.

Keep an eye out for the forthcoming Best Practices in Behavioral Coding that will provide advice on how to explore and code your data in the most optimal way.

We hope that you will try Datavyu 1.1 for scoring your data and see how it can help you experience the richness of behavior. If you need any help using Datavyu please visit our Support Forum, which is monitored daily by expert Datavyu users.

Sincerely,

Karen Adolph and The Datavyu Team

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Datavyu
196 Mercer Street, Suite 807
New York, NY 10012
Office: 212-998-5536
info@datavyu.orgwww.datavyu.org

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Tenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI)

The Tenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry will take place May 21-24, 2014 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign .

The theme of this year’s congress is  “Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Research.”  The SIG in Qualitative Psychology will hold events in conjunction with the Congress with a focus on “critical and poststructural possibilities.”  [See the conference website for this and other SIG activities and information.]

Early registration: December 1   Regular registration: March 15.
Paper submissions due: December 1 (but check website for possible extension).

The International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI) will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2014. The 10th Congress will be built around the changes that have occurred in the field of qualitative inquiry in the decade since the Congress was launched as an alternative site for collaboration and discourse. The 2014 Congress will offer delegates an opportunity to assess the major changes that have taken place over the last decade. What might the Congress, and indeed the broader landscape of qualitative inquiry, look like in another decade? What should our mandate be for the next decade? What have we learned? Where do we go next?

Delegates are invited to submit proposals for panels and sessions that address these and other pressing questions concerning the politics of research (e.g., IRBs, grant funding, publishing, promotion and tenure, life in the corporate university, etc.). Delegates are also invited to address the events surrounding the 10th anniversary of the Congress itself, its history, and its future.

The 2014 Congress will offer scholars the opportunity to explore a decade of change, while foregrounding qualitative inquiry as a shared, global endeavor. Panels, workshops and sessions will take up the politics of research. Delegates will be able to form coalitions, to engage in debate on how qualitative research can be used to advance the causes of social justice, while addressing racial, ethnic, gender and environmental disparities in education, welfare and healthcare.  For more information, visit the ICQI website. 

The 3rd Global Congress for Qualitative Health Research

The 3rd Global Congress for Qualitative Health Research will be held in Khon Kaen, Thailand, December 4-6, 2013.  Information: http://nu.kku.ac.th/gcqhr2013/

Kindly help us by circulating this email to interested colleagues and students.

We look forward to meeting you there!

Jan Morse, Editor, Qualitative Health Research

Call for Proposals, EQRC

Please consider submitting a proposal for a paper presentation at the 26th Annual Ethnographic & Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC)

The conference will be held on February 10 – 11, 2014 at the Flamingo Hotel in  Las Vegas, Nevada with a special conference room rate of $49 per night (plus tax).

The deadline for submitting a proposal is November 16th and papers will undergo juried review on a rolling basis, with prompt notifications of acceptance/rejection so that presenters can make early and economical travel arrangements.

All presented papers are eligible for submission to the Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research (JEQR), being peer-reviewed for potential publication.

Visit the website for details at www.EQRC.net

Michael W. Firmin, Ph.D.

EQRC Conference Director

 PS

EQRC this year will be held at the same hotel location and dates as the 17th Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS) conference.  Although the EQRC is independent of AABSS, if you desire to present two (2) papers, then you may present one at EQRC and another at AABSS for the same registration fee.  See www.AABSS.net for details regarding the AABSS conference.

Thinking Qualitatively and Advances in Qualitative Methods Conferences

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 2, 2013

13th Annual Thinking Qualitatively Workshop Series

June 17 – 20, 2013
ECHA, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

For More Information and To Submit Abstract
Click HERE
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Dr. Sally Thorne

This four day interdisciplinary educational series has been held annually for over a decade now and is aimed at participants from all academic disciplines and for individuals at all stages of their research career. Individuals conducting research in universities and colleges and/or professional settings (e.g., libraries; hospitals; government agencies) are welcome to attend.

TQ allows participants to engage with experts in qualitative inquiry and learn about specific methods, techniques and approaches to qualitative research.

The academic program consists of four days of hands-on workshops that include such topics as:
• Introduction to Qualitative Methods
• Grounded Theory
• Interpretive Description
• Phenomenology
• Ethnography
• Narrative Inquiry
• Mixed Methods
• Focus Groups
• Interviewing
• Software Workshops: NVivo, ATLAS.ti and other programs
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TQ & AQM TOGETHER!

TQ 2013 will be held in conjunction with the 12th Advances in Qualitative Methods (AQM) Conference. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend both events in one week!

For more information on AQM 2013 please click HERE

IIQM PRESS RELEASE:

The International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) is pleased to announce that the International Journal of Qualitative Methods (IJQM) has been accepted for indexing in Web of Science

SM, a comprehensive database that provides coverage of the world’s most important and influential journals. Each year over 2,000 journal titles are considered for inclusion inWeb of ScienceSM, and only 10-12% of the journals evaluated are accepted. The inclusion of IJQM in Journal Citation Reports®, Social Sciences Citation Index®, and Current Contents® demonstrates our dedication to providing the most relevant and influential qualitative methods research to our readership.

Regards,

TQ 2013 Workshop Series Organizers
International Institute for Qualitative Methodology

Tel: (780) 492-9041
Office: 5-217, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
qualitative.institute@ualberta.ca
www.iiqm.ualberta.ca

Qualitative Research Resources

There are some amazing resources for qualitative researchers on the Internet.

Ron Chenail of Nova Southeastern University in Florida has maintained an informative and well managed online  learning site for qualitative researchers for many years.   For example, The Qualitative Report Community offers an impressive compilation of calls for papers, proposals and abstracts of interest to qualitative researchers.

Dr. Susan Hawes, a professor in the Clinical Psychology Department at Antioch University developed an impressive website for her graduate students.  See the Online Qualitative Research Resources Home Page for a listing of Qualitative Research megasites, journals, writing guidelines, and links to QDA (qualitative data analysis) software information.

St. Louis University hosts a lengthy compilation of Qualitative Research Journals.  The page hasn’t been updated in a couple of years, but as far as I know, all of the journals listed still accept qualitative research studies.

Qualitative research may, at times, seem like an exotic enterprise.  But given all the rich resources available, and the wonderful work underway and already published, I think “we” are going to be around for quite some time to come!  So — enjoy the lovely spring weather and be grateful for all the adventures you have had (and will have) as qualitative researchers.    –EdProf

Two Qualitative Research Conferences

Small conferences provide wonderful opportunities to present one’s work, learn about the work of others and new directions in the field, and make new friends.  Here are two qualitative research conferences scheduled for June — one in Ohio and the other in Minnesota — Check out their conference home pages!

14th Annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference  Cedarville University in Ohio is again hosting the EQR conference on ethnographic and qualitative research methods.  The conference will be held on June 1 & 2, 2012.  Deadline for submitting proposals was March 20.  More information and a printable announcement are available online.

The Midwestern Qualitative Research Conference will take place June 14-15, 2012.  Proposals are due April 13.  Sponsored by the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  For detailed information, see the conference website.

 

 

 

Qualitative Psychology Notes

The Qualitative Report — a longstanding, first-rate resource for the qualitative research community — reported that a qualitative research subgroup has formed and gained official status within the Division 5 of the American Psychological Association (APA).  I understand that Division 5 membership is available free for the first year.  Organizers are encouraging those with interests and expertise in qualitative research to join in order to shape this new, promising development in the field.  [You are not required to be an APA member in order to join Division 5, and joining this division does not confer membership in the APA.]

Here are some resources (books and magazine articles) available by way of a quick search of the American Psychological Association (apa.org) website:

APA Search Results

Happy hunting!  EdProf

New Home for Qualitative Research in Education

Greetings!  Welcome to the new home for Qualitative Research in Education — a website first established way  back on January 25, 1998.  Access to materials from the original site will be available through this blog, along with periodic updates on qualitative research-related news, projects, resources and events. My primary goal is to steer visitors toward many of the excellent sites already available in print and on the Internet. The blog will attend to qualitative research in education, and other fields (psychology, health sciences, and the social sciences).

I am grateful to the WordPress elves, who make it possible for folks like me to share timely information with interested others.  And thanks, as well, to all of the many teachers, colleagues and students who have helped me learn about qualitative research methods over the years.  There is so much to learn about this exciting enterprise called qualitative research.  Enjoy the adventure!  — Ed Prof