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The Qualitative Report
A weekly online journal dedicated to qualitative research since 1990
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Volume 20(5.4) - May 25, 2015

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Efficacy of Social Skills Training for the Persons with Chronic Schizophrenia
Binod Kumar
Institute of Mental Health, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Amool Ranjan Singh
Ranchi Institute of Neuro Psychiatry & Allied Sciences, Kanke, Ranche, Jharkhand, India

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Spirituality and the Sense of Self: An Inductive Analysis
Louis F. Kavar
Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


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NSU Presents: "Solution Focused Brief Therapy: Advanced Interview Skills Webinar" by Arlene Brett Gordon - May 29th, 2015

New Resource: AR+ Action Research

New Resource: "The Laboratory for the Ethnography of the UK (LabUK)"

gotoresearch, LLC: "Emotion Economy: Ethnography as Corporate Strategy"

Agency By Design: "Exploring Complexity in Qualitative Research: Designing a System for Collaborative Analysis"

Peace and Collaborative Development Network: "Trust and Qualitative Research"

Quirkos Blog: "How to Set up a Free Online Mixed Methods Survey"

Savage Minds: "Indigenous Scholar Resists Language Hegemony"

Researchers in Residence: "Performing Ethnography (2): Getting it Down to a Fine Art, By Catherine Wilkinson"

GreenBook Blog: "On Technology & Human Nature (And What It Means for Marketing Insights)"

QUIRK'S: "New to MR? Advice for Conducting and Using"

Educate 1-To-1: "Does Teaching Have More to Gain than Fear from Big Data?"

Research Design Review: "Helping Survey Data "Line Up": Qualitative Lends a Hand"

GreenBook Blog: "Hacking & Collaborating: Disruptive Innovation through Inspiration"

Speech & Language Therapy in Practice Magazine: "The Metaphor of 'Missing Data' in Qualitative Research" "WHO Is the Right Qualitative Research Respondent?"

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TQR Volume 20 Number 5 Teaching & Learning Article 1

Quirkos: Next Gen Qualitative Research Software

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Reflecting on Novice Qualitative Interviewer Mistakes
Eleni Gesch-Karamanlidis
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA

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

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

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

Inviting Participation through IoT: "Experiments and Performances in Public Spaces" (Aarhus University, Denmark) - Call for Position Papers (Deadline: June 10, 2015)

Design Anthropological Futures Conference (Copenhagen, Denmark) - Call for Participation (Deadline: June 15, 2015)

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

Critical Questions in Education 3rd Annual Special Theme Issue: "Critical Inquiry for the Social Good: Methodological Work as a Means For Truth-Telling in Education" - Call for Paper Proposals (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)

2015 Oral History Association Annual Conference (Tamps, Florida, USA): "Stories of Social Change and Social Justice" - Call for Posters (Deadline: August 15, 2015)

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

Caribbean Alliance of National Psychological Associations CRCP2016 - 3rd Caribbean Regional Conference of Psychology (Nassau, Bahamas): "Promoting Caribbean Health with Multiculuralism and Multilingualism: Challenges and Opportunities" - Call for Abstracts (Deadline: September 15, 2015)

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

Critical Studies <=> Critical Methodologies Special Issue: "Higher Education in Neoliberal Times" - Call for Manuscript Proposals (Deadline: January 1, 2016)

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)

Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal - Call for Submissions and Reviewers (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)

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

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Fall 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 fall are QRGP 6300 Foundations of Qualitative Research, QRGP 6302 Qualitative Data Analysis I, and QRGP 6309 Arts-Based Qualitative Research. Classes begin August 24, 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. The call for regular submissions is now closed, but we will consider late submissions on a case-by-case basis through our submission portal. For more information please visit our conference web site.

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