3rd International Conference
Qualitative Research in Communication (QRC)
October 4‐6, 2017 Bucharest, Romania
This conference will explore qualitative research as an approach to social scientific investigation that enriches our understanding of communication and of social phenomena. It will provide a venue for discussing and reflecting upon theories and methods currently used in qualitative research in communication, as well as trends likely to impact the work being done in this field. The conference will focus on sharing and examining qualitative research methodologies, research topics, questions and applications, with a consistent emphasis on their potential and limitations as inquiry tools for the study of communication. QRC is not, however, limited to methods, methodologies or theoretical debates on methods; we welcome studies that focus on qualitative research in communication and related fields.
A primary goal of this conference is to provide a stimulating interdisciplinary environment for discussing current collaborations and planning future projects. QRC is an opportunity to exchange and expand ideas about the way we use qualitative research in our academic work.
We invite communication scholars and researchers and their colleagues in the humanities and the social sciences to contribute papers that address the theoretical and methodological aspects of qualitative research or empirical findings supported by qualitative methods and tools.
Papers accepted to this conference can be presented either within one of four sponsored panels, or in the open sessions. The four panels hosted this year by QRC are the following:
1. Crossing borders, crossing boundaries? ‐ cross‐cultural perspectives in research on age
Panel head: Monika Wilińska, School of Health and Welfare, Jönköping University, Sweden
2. Communication in inter‐organizational collaboration
Panel head: Marta Najda‐Janoszka, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland
3. Capturing biographical work
Panel head: Ionela Vlase, “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Romania
4. Why Europe? Narratives and Counter‐narratives of European Integration
Special Panel organized by the ECREA Temporary Working Group “Communication and the European Public Sphere”
Panel head: Alina Bârgăoanu, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
June 30, 2017 abstract submission; July 17, 2017 notification of authors.