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The Qualitative Report
A weekly online journal dedicated to qualitative research since 1990
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Volume 20(4.3) - April 20, 2015

Published by Nova Southeastern University

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Metacognition and Self-Scaffolding in MMORPGs: Case Study of an Adolescent Male Gamer
Ruba Monem
Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA

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Inconvenient Women
Audra Skukauskaite
University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas, USA


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Savage Minds: "What We're Teaching This Semester: Ethnographic Theory"

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AMA New Orleans: "Projective Techniques in Qualitative Market Research"

Research Access: "Online Qualitative: Tried, Tested and True"

Doyle Research: "More Blurred Lines, Still No Twerking: Merging Quant and Qual Studies for Superior Insights"

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Quirkos: Next Gen Qualitative Research Software

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A Pattern-Generating Tool for Use in Semi-Structured Interviews
Greg Paine
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

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Quirkos is an easy to use, complete qualitative software package for anyone analysing text. Learn the graphical interface in minutes, and keep close to your data with live visualisations and powerful queries. Simple enough for beginners and participants, yet flexible enough for professional researchers, Quirkos lets you explore your findings in a new light, and at a fraction of the cost. Download a free trial for Windows or Mac from

New Calls for Conferences and Journals, Training Opportunities, and Funding

Journal of Video Ethnography - Call for Issue 3 Papers (Opening: March 15, 2015)

Fourth International Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines (CEAD) 2016: "Ethnographic Imaginings: Place, Space, and Time" - Call for Papers (Deadline: TBA)

The 2015 Annual Conference of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology: "Social Justice from the Local to the Global: Sociology on the Move" (Montgomery, Alabama, USA) - Call for Papers (Deadline: May 1, 2015)

The Popular Culture Studies Journal Special Issue: "Mediated Autoethnography: Connecting the Personal and the Popular" - Call for Papers (Deadline: May 15, 2015)

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity! (Waikiki, Hawaii): First Announcement (Event: May 18 & 19, 2015)

Second ATLAS.ti User Conference: "Qualitative Data Analysis And Beyond" (Berlin, Germany) - Call for Papers (Deadline: May 20, 2015)

Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management Special Issue: "Management, Accounting and Sustainable Transformation" - Call for Papers (Deadline: May 30, 2015)

Discover Society Special Issue: "The Politics of Data (Science)" - Call for Papers (Deadline: June 15, 2015)

21st Qualitative Health Research Conference (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) - Call for Abstracts (Deadline: June 23, 2015)

LEARNing Landscapes Special Issue: "Professional Development in Education: Pushing the Boundaries of Possibility" - Call for Submissions (Deadline: August 1, 2015)

Qualitative Social Work Special Issue: "Narrative Approaches to the Study and Practice of Social Work" - Call for Papers (Deadline: September 1, 2015)

The Society for Humanistic Anthropology 2015 Annual Ethnographic Poetry Competition - Call for Poems (Deadline: September 15, 2015)

Sport Management Review Special Issue: "Contemporary Qualitative Research Methods in Sport Management" - Call for Papers (Deadline: February 1, 2016)

LEARNing Landscapes Special Issue: "Artful Inquiry: Transforming Understanding Through Creative Engagement" - Call for Submissions (Deadline: February 1, 2016)

Palgrave Studies In Play, Performance, Learning, and Development - Call for Proposals (Deadline: Open)

Savage Minds: The Anthropologies Revival - Call for Ideas and Submissions (Deadline: Open)

Urban Education Studies Series - Call for Book Proposals (Deadline: Open)

Qualitative Inquiry 20th Anniversary - Call for Papers (Deadline: TBD)

Taos Institute World Share Books - Call for Submissions (Deadline: Open)

Previously Announced Open Calls and Conferences

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TQR2016 - Seventh Annual Conference - Jan. 14-16, 2016

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Summer 2015 admission for the Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research, a six course, 18 credit hour online program that prepares its graduates to understand and conduct qualitative research, is now open. Courses offered this summer are QRGP 6305 Qualitative Research Design and QRGP 6304 Appraising Qualitative Research. Classes begin May 11, 2015.

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The TQR2016 Home Page is now open. The theme for our seventh annual conference is "The Futures of Qualitative Inquiries." The three-day event will feature multiple plenary addresses, in-depth workshops, panels, and paper presentations. We will be accepting submissions from February 1 to April 30, 2015, so please visit our conference web site for more details.

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