Conference Report: 5th Annual Meeting of Qualitative Psychology: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches to Learning and Instruction / First meeting of the Special Interest Group No. 17 of the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction
This conference report gives an overview of the fifth conference of the Qualitative Psychology Initiative and the first meeting of the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI) interest group (No. 17), that took place in Freudenstadt, Germany from 21-24 October 2004. The conference was organized by the Center for Qualitative Psychology (Tübingen). This year the main focus of the conference, which was attended by researchers from a wide spectrum of professions, was mixed methods as a research strategy in psychology. The main issue under discussion was whether a new paradigm is needed to resolve the contradiction between qualitative and quantitative approaches to doing research. This report attempts to give a résumé of the individual contributions and the conference as a whole, to put the workshop in context, and to provide a view of the trends in qualitative research in the field of psychology.
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