The 1st Global Congress for Qualitative Health Research 2011' will be held at Ewha Women's University, Seoul, Korea, on June 23-25th 2011. Information is on the website: http://www.gcqhr.com
for Reporting on Empirical Social Science", from American Educational
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Third International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry
was held at the the University
of Illinois, May 2-5. More than 900 people from more than 55 nations
have registered for the Congress. There were 20 preconference workshops.
More than 800 papers were presented and performed in more than 180 sessions.
theme of the Congress, building on Jan Morse, is "Qualitative Inquiry
and the Politics of Evidence." Participants will explore the politics
of evidence and truth and what these terms mean for qualitative inquiry
in this new century. If we as qualitative researchers do not define
these terms for ourselves, someone else will.
to be considered include: In qualitative inquiry, What is truth? What
is evidence? How is evidence evaluated? Can evidence be manipulated?
" How can qualitative research inform the policy-making process? How
is qualitative evidence represented, discounted, or judged to be unacceptable?
What is a fact? What is true, or false, or evidence is determined by
socially defined criteria. Different discourses--law, medicine, history,
cultural, or performance studies--- define qualitative evidence differently.
at the 2007 Congress take up alternative conceptions of research, ethics
and science. They entertain new ways of decolonizing traditional methodologies
as they are used in indigenous communities. They trouble performative,
feminist, indigenous, queer, democratic and participatory forms of critical
ethical inquiry. The 2007 Congress examines how these new forms of inquiry
advance the goals of social justice and progressive politics in this
new century. The Third International Congress offers us an opportunity
to share our experiences, problems and hopes concerning the conduct
of critical qualitative inquiry in this time of global uncertainty.
Association of Qualitative Inquiry (IAQI) was launched at the First
Congress. A year later this new association has a newsletter and more
than 1,000 members. Thank you for coming and being part of this truly
on our Congress, including particulars related to the program, can be
found online here.