Conference Report: CAQD Conference 2013


  • Christina Silver University of Surrey



qualitative methodology, mixed methods, CAQDAS, MAXQDA


Nestled on the banks of the river Lahn in central Germany, the 15th CAQD conference was held at Marburg. A beautiful provincial town, it is one of very few that was spared the bombings of WWII; now providing the perfect backdrop for meeting to discuss developments in qualitative technology. This was the second international conference in the series with more than 140 delegates from 14 countries, including: Canada, Brazil, Portugal, the UK, as well as Germany. Hosted by MAGMA, the Marburg Research Group for Methodology and Evaluation, in partnership with Philipps-University Marburg, CAQD prioritizes a user-focus which balances practical and methodological workshops with conference presentations.



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Author Biography

Christina Silver, University of Surrey

Christina SILVER is the manager of the CAQDAS Networking Project, for which she has worked since 1998. The project provides information, advice, and training in a range of software packages designed to facilitate the analysis of qualitative (and increasingly, mixed methods) data. She leads the training and capacity building activities of the project and is involved in research into the use and implications of qualitative technology. Christina's particular interests relate to the relationship between technology and methodology, the integration and analysis of non textual data, using software and the impact of technology on the teaching of methodology. Christina is co-director of Day Courses in Social Research, a program of methodological training provided by the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey, England. She is also the co-founder of Qualitative Data Analysis Services (QDAS), which provides customized training and consultancy services for individuals and groups engaged in qualitative analysis.




How to Cite

Silver, C. (2013). Conference Report: CAQD Conference 2013. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 14(2).



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