Qualitative Netzwerkforschung / Qualitative Network Research (QUALNET)

DFG (German Research Foundation) supports scientific network on “Qualitative Netzwerkforschung / Qualitative Network Research (QUALNET)”

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CfP: Qualitative Perspectives in Social Network Analysis (EUSN 2019)

CfP: Qualitative Perspectives in Social Network Analysis

4th European Conference on Social Networks, 2019 (Zurich)

– Deadline for submissions is April 12, 2019 –

 

Dear all,

we kindly invite you to submit an abstract to the session “Qualitative Perspectives in Social Network Analysis” at the 4th European Conference on Social Networks EUSN 2019, September 9-12 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Description:

Qualitative approaches in Social Network Analysis (SNA) are a rapidly growing field of expertise. A variety of methodological traditions and theories inspire this research, including conversation analysis, ethnography, small story research, field theory, social world theory and interactionism. In empirical studies diverse qualitative methods are applied and different kinds of data are taken as qualitative data material including interviews, observations and visualizations. Fundamental to the qualitative approaches is a close entanglement of theory and method in the sense of a methodical holism. Their internal coherence is essential since theoretical assumptions orient methods and vice versa. In this session we want to engage in a discussion on how different traditions and schools of thought orient qualitative research on social networks. We invite participants to present their empirical approaches and to discuss how they integrate theory, methodology and method in their research.

Contributions may tackle questions such as the following:

  • How do qualitative methodical procedures relate to methodological and theoretical positions and how can they be integrated for analyzing social networks?
  • What do the various strands of qualitative research offer for the analysis of social networks?
  • What are the comparative (dis-)advantages of different qualitative perspectives (such as narrative inquiry or ethnography) for analyzing social networks?
  • How do we integrate qualitative research strategies with perspectives taken from (quantitative) structural analysis and how can this be done in a theoretically and methodologically consistent manner?
  • What are historic examples of qualitative network analysis?

Submission Details:

Abstracts for 20-minute paper presentations with up to 500 words can be submitted here: https://www.eusn2019.ethz.ch/?page_id=173

When submitting your abstract, select the Organized Session title Qualitative Perspectives in Social Network Analysis” from the list of session titles.

Looking forward to your contributions!

Session co-organizers

Luisa Peters, Andreas Herz, Inga Truschkat (Universität Hildesheim) Stefan Bernhard (IAB Nürnberg)

Workshop „Introduction to Qualitative Structural Analysis (QSA)

Workshop „Introduction to Qualitative Structural Analysis (QSA)“ during XXXVIII Sunbelt Conference, 2018 (Utrecht/NL); Tuesday, June 26th, 9:00-12:00 and 13:00-16:00 (6 hours); Workshop organizers: Andreas Herz, Luisa Peters, Inga Truschkat (alphabetic order)

 

Qualitative Structural Analysis (QSA) is an approach for analyzing qualitative network data (e.g. network maps and narrative data from interviews). QSA is based on procedures from qualitative research (sequential analysis, sensitizing concepts, memo writing) and integrates these procedures with concepts from formal network analysis. QSA is thus a combination of the analytical perspective of structural analysis and analytical standards taken from qualitative social research.

In the workshop participants will get an insight in the theoretical and methodical basis as well as basic principles of QSA. Here we introduce both basic premises of qualitative social research and of social network analysis and how they can be accomplished and integrated via QSA. We explore the process of analysis via QSA and introduce hands-on methods for the qualitative analysis of network data. Amongst others, we discuss how QSA allows to sequence and interpret qualitative data material via structure-, relation- and actor-focused questions and how concepts from SNA can be used as sensitizing concepts to guide the analysis. Strategies to integrate material from different sources in the analysis (e.g. qualitative interview and network map) are also discussed.

The format of the workshop encompasses presentations to introduce the basics, small group sessions to practice hands-on analysis strategies and open question slots.

Note: Participants get the opportunity to bring own qualitative network data from own empirical projects to be analysed in small group analysis sessions (network map, parts of a interview transcript, etc) and – depending on the number of workshop participants – the possibility to discuss questions in own qualitative network projects.

 

Recommended Reading prior to the workshop:

Herz, A., Peters, L. & Truschkat, I. (2015). How to do Qualitative Structural Analysis: The Qualitative Interpretation of Network Maps and Narrative Interviews. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research [52 paragraphs], 16(1). Online available: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs150190

 

More information on XXXVIII Sunbelt Conference: https://sunbelt.sites.uu.nl/

 

Workshop registration is additional to the conference registration:  https://sunbelt.sites.uu.nl/registration/

 

 

 

 

CfP: Varieties of Qualitative Perspectives in Social Network Analysis XXXVIII Sunbelt Conference, 2018

 

 

 

CfP: Varieties of Qualitative Perspectives in Social Network Analysis

XXXVIII Sunbelt Conference, 2018 (Utrecht)

– Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2018 –

 

 

Dear all,

we kindly invite you to submit an abstract to the session “Varieties of Qualitative Perspectives in Social Network Analysis” at the Sunbelt Conference in Utrecht June 26 – July 1, 2018.

Description:

Qualitative approaches in Social Network Analysis (SNA) are a rapidly growing field of expertise. A variety of methodological traditions and theories inspire this research, including conversation analysis, ethnography, small story research, field theory, social world theory and interactionism. In empirical studies diverse qualitative methods are applied and different kinds of data are taken as qualitative data material including interviews, observations and visualizations. Fundamental to the qualitative approaches is a close entanglement of theory and method in the sense of a methodical holism. Their internal coherence is essential since theoretical assumptions orient methods and vice versa.

In this session we want to engage in a discussion on how different traditions and schools of thought orient qualitative research on social networks. We invite participants to present their empirical approaches and to discuss how they integrate theory, methodology and method in their research.

 

Submission Details:

Abstracts for 20-minute paper presentations with up to 500 words can be submitted here: https://sunbelt.sites.uu.nl/abstract-submission/

When submitting your abstract, select the Organized Session title Varieties of Qualitative Perspectives in Social Network Analysis” from the list of session titles.

The submission deadline is 1 February 2018. Authors will be notified on acceptance until March 2018.

Looking forward to your contributions!

Session co-organizers (in alphabetical order):

Stefan Bernhard (IAB Nuernberg)

Andreas Herz (University of Marburg)

Luisa Peters (University of Hildesheim)

Inga Truschkat (University of Hildesheim)

New publication: Qualitative Netzwerkanalyse in practice: Erhebung ego-zentrierter Netzwerkkarten in Interviews

Qualitative Netzwerkanalyse in practice

Müller, A./ Olivier-Mensah, C./ Herz, A./ Altissimo, A./ Perimental, X. (2017). Qualitative Netzwerkanalyse in practice: Erhebung ego-zentrierter Netzwerkkarten in Interviews. Ein experimental-something-Austausch als Transkript. Retrieved from https://hildok.bsz-bw.de/frontdoor/index/index/docId/672