• Summer School Qualitative Forschung
    The Summer School Qualitative Forschung at the University of Cologne will take place this year on 19 - 20 July. The Summer School Qualitative Forschung is aimed at those interested in qualitative-empirical research and who are involved in qualitative research as part of their qualification work (Habilitation, dissertation, master's thesis). It is dedicated to selected qualitative research methods in various working groups. The working groups, in which the materials of the participants are mainly worked on, run in parallel and are supplemented with lectures and discussions in the plenum.
  • Workshop "Creating digital workflows for qualitative research"
    On June 3, 2022 T. Paulus, Ph.D., and J.N. Lester, Ph.D., will give a online workshop on "Creating digital workflows for qualitative research" .
    This one-day fully online interactive workshop offers participants both theoretical grounding and practical guidance for developing a personalized digital workflow for qualitative research that leverages technological innovations in meaningful and reflexive ways. By the end of the workshop, participants will have generated their own digital workflow for qualitative research studies and considered key critical appraisal questions to guide future methodological decisions. Workshop content is adapted from Paulus & Lester's (2022) book, Doing Qualitative Research in the Digital World.
    More information, as well as how to register, can be found here.
  • CAQDAS Networking Project
    The CAQDAS Networking Project was formally established in 1994 and provides information, advice, training and support for anyone undertaking qualitative or mixed methods analysis using dedicated Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis (CAQDAS) packages. The network offers a range of open-registration events throughout the year focusing on the use of dedicated CAQDAS packages for qualitative and mixed-methods analysis. You can find more information here.
  • Newsletter Systematic metaphor analysis
    Metaphor analysis is a way of obtaining understanding of a text by identifying and analysing the metaphors used in it. Metaphor analysis, as usually described, uses the researcher's intuition as a means of identifying the metaphors.
    Source: Pitcher, R. (2013). Using Metaphor Analysis: MIP and Beyond. The Qualitative Report, 18(34), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2013.1476

    Since short, a German language newsletter about systematic metaphor analysis as a qualitative research method is available publicly under: https://www.listserv.dfn.de/sympa/info/qualitative_metaphernanalyse, and is owned and published by Prof. Dr. Rudolf Schmitt. The newsletter is intended to bundle new publications, conferences, workshops and other suggestions for a social science qualitative metaphor analysis at regular intervals. It continues the newsletter "Social Science Metaphor Analysis", which has been published since 2019. Submissions are welcome!
  • Podcast Methoden:Koffer
    The podcast Methoden:Koffer is a comprehensive podcast where topics about social science research methods are discussed in a critical and informative way. Have a look here!