Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference Call

Please consider submitting a proposal for a paper presentation at the 30th Annual Ethnographic & Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC).  EQRC is sponsored this year by the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) College of Education.

The conference will be held on February 26-27, 2018 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada with a special conference room rate of $59 per night (plus tax & fees).

The deadline for submitting a proposal is November 19th 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 (www.jeqr.org) and all submitted papers will be peer-reviewed for potential publication.

Sunday afternoon pre-conference workshops are offered regarding ethnographic-based action research and increasing publications in peer-reviewed journals. There is no additional cost for participation at pre-conference workshops.  Also, a graduate-student colloquium will be held on Monday afternoon with a special emphasis on advancing graduate student scholarship.  Visit the website for details at www.EQRC.net

Michael W. Firmin, Ph.D.
EQRC Conference Director
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Cedarville University
Cedarville, Ohio

P.S.: EQRC this year will be held at the same hotel location and dates as the 21st Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS) conference and the 2nd Annual Conference on Academic Research in Education (CARE). Although AABSS and CARE are independent of EQRC, if you desire to present multiple papers, then you may present one at EQRC and another at AABSS and/or CARE for the same registration fee. Please note that papers presented at AABSS must involve behavioral or social science and papers presented at CARE must be germane to education. See www.AABSS.net for details regarding the AABSS conference and www.CARE-Conference.net for details regarding the CARE conference. AABSS is sponsored by the UNLV College of Liberal Arts and EQRC is sponsored by the UNLV College of Education.

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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

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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.

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New York, NY 10012
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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.