11th Annual Midwest Qualitative Research Conference (MQRC2005)

Venue: Directions to Campus: 651.962.6201

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 22, 2005 End Date/Time: Jun 24, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Apr 05, 2005
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11th Annual Midwest Qualitative Research Conference
June 22-24, 2005, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Critical Research
Action and Advocacy
The Midwest Qualitative Research Conference is an annual gathering of people who use qualitative research methods to understand the worlds in which they work and live.

Plenary sessions will focus on critical research, and how power works through policy, organizational structures and practices in our workplaces and communities.

Critical research challenges practitioner-scholars to address poverty, violence, racism and other forms of domination and oppression.

Featured Presenters
Marjorie De Vault, Ph.D., professor of sociology, Maxwell School, Syracuse University. Author of Liberating Method: Feminism and Social Research and Feeding the Family: The Social Organization of Caring as Gendered Work.

Ellen Pence, Ph.D., executive director, Praxis International. Author of Safety and Accountability Audits, which addresses institutional and systemic responses to domestic violence cases.

De Vault and Pence will co-present on the dynamic process between research and action/advocacy at the opening plenary session.

Call for Proposals
Proposals are Due Monday, April 5, 2005.

Accepting presentation proposals on qualitative research projects in the fields of:
K-12 Education
Higher Education
Social Work
Women’s Studies
Health Care
Public Policy
Presentations can include:
Case study research
Narrative and life history
Historical studies

Individual paper sessions

Presentation by individual on a completed research project that used qualitative methodology.
Panel presentations

For methodological issues or controversies around method, person submitting should expressly describe each presenter and how the discussion will include audience participation.

Groups of two to four people may organize a session around qualitative research on a particular topic.

Proposals focused on data gathering or data analysis of works-in-progress will be grouped together in special sessions.

Proposal Guidelines
You may submit your proposal online (preferred) or download a proposal form (pdf), complete the form, print it, and submit your proposal by fax or mail as indicated on the form. Attach additional sheets if necessary.

Proposals are Due Monday, April 5, 2005.
Criteria for Evaluating Proposals
Explicitness of qualitative research tradition and design.
Evidence of an inductive process.
Interest for audience.
Clarity of language and ideas.
Notifications of accepted proposals will be sent by e-mail by May 1, 2005.

Presentation Format
Concurrent sessions will be 75 minutes in length. Two to three presenters will present during one session.

All presenters must register separately Registration information will be sent in February 2005.

Registration Questions
Department of Leadership, Policy and Administration
(651) 962-4885 or (800) 328-6819, Ext. 4885

Proposal Questions
E-mail Ann Benson at acbenson@stthomas.edu

All information could be found at: http://www.stthomas.edu/education/events/mqrc2005.html


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