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Qualitative Research in Communication | Bucharest, October 3-4, 2013

International Conference

Qualitative Research in Communication


October 3-4, 2013 Bucharest, Romania

National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania

University of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, Poland

*** This conference will explore qualitative research as a method of inquiry which enriches the understanding of communication and of social phenomena. It also aims to provide a venue for discussing and assessing theories and methods currently used in qualitative research in communication, as well as future trends likely to impact the work being done in this field. The conference will focus on sharing and examining qualitative research methodologies, research topics, questions and applications, with a consistent emphasis on their merits and limitations as inquiry tools deployed in the study of communication. Nevertheless, the conference is not limited to methodological aspects, as it welcomes studies that focus on the results qualitative research in communication. We value interdisciplinary approaches to qualitative research within and throughout communication-related subfields, (interpersonal communication, organizational communication, intercultural communication, language and social interaction, applied communication, media and cultural studies etc.). Contributions from all these research areas are welcome. A distinct goal of the conference is to provide a stimulating environment for future academic collaboration. The event is planned as a venue for exchanging and expanding ideas in qualitative research. We invite communication scholars and researchers and their colleagues in the social sciences to contribute papers which address theoretical and methodological aspects of qualitative research, and which discuss research findings based on qualitative investigations of communication. The papers should address topics related to one of the conferences four sessions:

Qualitative Research in Communication | Bucharest, October 3-4, 2013

1. Language and social interaction This session seeks to explore the potential of narrative and discursive approaches to communication. It will include (but will not be limited to) contributions which make use of content analysis, discourse analysis, narratives and biographical approach, interpretative phenomenological analysis. 2. Applied communication and media studies In this session, we will include papers covering theoretically and empirically grounded work on social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, organizational communication, media and cultural studies and technology-mediated interpersonal communication. 3. Visual communication Until recently, the interest in visual and image-based research has been rather marginal in the field of communication. However, due to the growing dominance of the visual in an individuals personal and cultural experience, and in the society at large, significant image-related research work has emerged across various disciplines, including communication. In this session, we invite scholarly contributions that use qualitative research to explore and explain visual communication and imagemaking processes. 4. Counseling studies This session will include papers that refer to biographical and narrative methods of counseling and approaches used in the individual career design. Keynote speakers Nancy Arthur, University of Calgary, Canada Mireia Fernndez-Ardvol, IN3 - Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona (Catalonia), Spain Spyros Kriwas, University of Patras, Greece Jos Gonzlez Monteagudo, University of Seville, Spain Scientific committee Alina Brgoanu, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania Mireia Fernndez-Ardvol, IN3 - Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona (Catalonia), Spain Nicoleta Corbu, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania Maria Francesca Freda, University of Naples Federico II, Italy Nancy Arthur, University of Calgary, Canada Spyros Kriwas, University of Patras, Greece Jos Gonzlez Monteagudo, University of Seville, Spain Dan Stnescu, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania Aneta Slowik, University of Lower Silesia, Poland Loredana Ivan, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania Valeriu Frunzaru, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania

Qualitative Research in Communication | Bucharest, October 3-4, 2013

# Important deadlines 15th of March 2013 abstract submission 30th of April 2013 notification of authors 30th of June 2013 full paper submission 30th of August 2013 notification of authors

Abstracts The abstracts (max. 500 words followed by 3-5 keywords) will be submitted for review in MS Word format (.doc, .docx) via e-mail. Please provide the full names, affiliations, mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses of all authors, indicating the contact author. Only one paper for each participant (as a first author) will be accepted. Abstracts will be submitted online to the following e-mail address: corina.buzoianu@comunicare.ro. The official language of the conference is English. The authors will receive confirmation via email.

Publication All conference papers are subject to a peer-review process. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings (CD with ISBN). Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the Romanian Journal of Communication and Public Relations (www.journalofcommunication.ro), an academic journal which is indexed in the following research data-bases: EBSCO, ProQuest, DOAJ, CEEOL, Cabells Directories, Genamics Journal Seek and Index Copernicus. Conference fees The conference fee is 75 Euro/participant. The fee includes conference attendance, conference bag, publication in conference proceedings and in the Romanian Journal of Communication and Public Relations (selected papers only), refreshments during coffee breaks and lunch. Conference venue National University of Political and Administrative Studies, College of Communication and Public Relations, 6 Povernei St. District 1, Bucharest, Romania Organizing committee Corina Buzoianu, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania Elena Negrea-Busuioc, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania George Tudorie, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania Organizers National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania University of Lower Silesia, Poland o Academic Counseling Studies Society @ University of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw o Center for Research in Communication, Social Cognition and Communication of Emotions Lab & Identity and Image Lab @ National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest

Qualitative Research in Communication | Bucharest, October 3-4, 2013

Information & contact Further information and updates regarding the conference will be available in due time on the conference website: http://centrucomunicare.ro/conference2013.html For details and inquires please send an e-mail to: corina.buzoianu@comunicare.ro.

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