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The Qualitative Report
Third Annual Conference

Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA
January 13 - 14, 2012

Sponsored by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Conference Theme: Creativity and the Qualitative Researcher

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Plenary Session

The Creative Habit: Curiosity and the Qualitative Researcher
Valerie J. Janesick, Ph.D.
The University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

In this session I will describe and explain how creativity can be a good habit to nurture for the qualitative researcher. I will draw upon my experience in dance and in qualitative research to discuss the habits of observation, interviewing, writing, analyzing and disseminating research findings. Curiosity is a key component of working in the qualitative arena. In order to be creative and curious you have to prepare for it. By looking at exemplars in the arts, sciences and social sciences we can learn a great deal about becoming curious.

Plenary Session

Sugar & Spice
Sally St. George, Ph.D.
Dan Wulff, Ph.D.
The University of Calgary
Calgary, Canada

We will explore ways in which creativity and qualitative inquiry dance together, how stretching the rules and traditions of qualitative inquiry for a special project is exciting, and how creative moments ignite the seeds of change. Through illustrations, sound, video, and humour we hope to entertain you into your own creative streak. Get ready for the unanticipated, the unnoticed, the risky, and the improvisational. As Lewis Carroll said, "Will you, won't you, will you, won't you, will you join the dance?"


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Online registration is now open and closes January 11, 2012.
Registration is $150; $125 for students.

For more information please email tqr@nova.edu

Nova Southeastern University publishes The Qualitative Report, a peer-reviewed, open access journal and The Weekly Qualitative Report, the leading weekly information source for academic and commercial qualitative researchers. Subscription to both publications is free-of-charge. To unsubscribe please email your request to TQR at tqr@nova.edu.

Nova Southeastern University is also home to the online Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research.

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