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    Hi Steven, as we all know, it’s quite difficult to conduct face-to-face interview with children. However, the adoption of smatphones may change this especially for those children who are 10 years and above. There is a recent study by the Municipality of Copenhagen to study the eating habits of children using mobile and online methods. You can take a look at our blog report here:

    For those interested in leveraging mobile technologies for enhancing research, you can join our conference on the 2-3 Dec 2010 in Berlin:

    Jasper Lim



    Hi Janet,

    I’m Jasper Lim, I’m a director of Merlien Institute. Our mission is to provide qualitative researchers and practitioners a unique platform to brainstorm new ideas and learn best practices in a highly interactive conference environment.

    Having said this, we are looking for an inspirational speaker to give a talk or a brainstorming workshop at our upcoming conference on Qualitative Research in Web 2.0 on the 25 & 26 March in Berlin. Would you be interested? You can take a look at our programme and confirmed attendees on our website at:

    Kind Regards,
    Jasper Lim
    Merlien Institute


    Tackling issues and opportunities of integrating Web 2.0/3.0 into qualitative research
    25 & 26 March 2010, Berlin

    The qualitative research landscape has evolved dramatically since the inception of Web 2.0/3.0. Researchers and practitioners can now perform qualitative research using online communities (MROCs), focus groups, blogs, ethnographies as well as on social networking platforms.

    The international conference on Qualitative Research in Web 2.0/3.0 (QRWEB2010) will be held on the 25 & 26 March 2010 in Berlin. This unique and highly interactive event will bring together top academics and industry practitioners to discuss and brainstorm the latest online methodologies for qualitative research.

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    Programme highlights include:
    • Evaluating the rules and tools of qualitative research in Web 2.0/3.0
    • Designing and executing successful large-scale online qualitative research studies
    • Developing engaging online market research communities for qualitative research
    • Implementing successful qualitative research studies using social media tools
    • Understanding when to use online methods over traditional offline methods
    • Integrating Web 2.0/3.0 into traditional qualitative research: what needs to be adapted?
    • Discussing best practices in moderating online focus groups on the web
    • Assessing ethical and practical dangers of research using social media
    • Developing participant recruitment strategies: what are the challenges and pitfalls?
    • Assessing the validity of online qualitative research: what are the implications?
    • Web 2.0 user-generated analysis and its contribution to qualitative research methodology
    • Keeping stakeholders engaged: how to keep clients and observers involved in your online research

    With thought leaders and experts in online qualitative research – Ray Poynter (UK) – Silvana di Gregorio (UK) – Jeff Walkowski (US) – Jim Longo (US) – Bob Jeffery (UK) – Frank-Thomas Naether (DE) – Jerry van Leeuwen (NL) – Ilka Kuhagen (DE), Guendalina Graffigna (IT) and many more…

    Take advantage of this unique opportunity to discuss best practices with your peers in an informal, highly interactive and fun networking environment.

    Organisations with representatives attending this conference include: LEGO Group (US) – Yahoo! Middle-East – Aragon – NatCen (UK) – Itracks (US) – University of London – University of Amsterdam – Open University UK – Empire State College (US) – University of Nottingham – Technical University Dresden (DE)

    To register now, please visit:


    Hi Chris,

    I may be able to give you some examples of papers on how to report qualitative research findings using software. We have a couple of papers from our CARQ2008 and CAQR2009 workshops that deal with this issue. Drop me a mail and I’ll point you to the right direction.

    Kind Regards,
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