Conference Report: 18th Conference on Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis (CAQD) 2016: MAXQDA User Conference




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During the first week of March 2016, 120 researchers from 12 different countries, including Syria, Japan, the USA and Turkey, met in Berlin (Germany) to learn more about their computer-assisted qualitative data analysis skills. The 18th Conference on Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis (CAQD) offered several workshops, a research methods poster session, and the opportunity to share and discuss best practice between attendees, trainers and speakers (informally and through the user forum). The conference also hosted three seminal keynote speakers in two presentations: John CRESWELL, and Udo KUCKARTZ and Stefan RÄDIKER, who shared, respectively, the state of the art of mixed methods and the ways that software can support these approaches.



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Author Biography

Carlos Galan-Diaz, University of Glasgow

Carlos GALÁN-DÍAZ is Research Impact Officer for the College of Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow, and supports the development and delivery of the College's Knowledge-Exchange and Impact Strategy. He is an environmental psychologist by training; his PhD focused on psychological perspective-taking and emotion in environmental evaluation and environmental preference. His BSc, from the Faculty of Psychology at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) (2005), was a study about the disciplinary differences of tacit skills and tacit knowledge at UNAM.

He is proficient in social constructivist approaches to research, and with both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. His research interests include impact evaluation, monitoring, and reporting; perspective-taking; wellbeing; and behavior change, which are linked by a profound interest in how people perceive, make sense of, and relate to each other and the world around them.




How to Cite

Galan-Diaz, C. (2017). Conference Report: 18th Conference on Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis (CAQD) 2016: MAXQDA User Conference. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 18(1).