EUROQUAL - Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences in Europe

International Perspectives on Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences

One Great George Street, Westminster

3-6 May 2010

This conference aims to explore the collection and analysis of increasingly complex data and theory-building in qualitative social science research. Invited plenary speakers will map out some of the key issues facing researchers today. Speakers from a wide range of disciplines will discuss new challenges and innovative methodologies which are being developed in the context of increasing complexity.

Please click here for the Final Programme.

Please click here for the Conference Abstracts (PDF, 2.33Mb).


Registration for the Conference is now open click here to register.

Standard Student

Full Conference 4-6 May



Daily Delegate Rate (One Day Only)



Post-Graduate Students will need to present proof of student status.

The conference registration fee covers attendance to all sessions, refreshments and lunch on the day or days booked for. You will also be able to attend the Wine Reception hosted by Sage Publications on the 4th May.

All delegates will receive a Conference pack containing the Abstract Book and various other material.

The Conference has been structured around Euroqual’s primary themes. These include:

  • The collection and analysis of visual data
  • Life-histories, biographies and archives
  • The use of innovative information technologies for creating, analysing, and disseminating data
  • The integration of spatial and network analysis into ethnographic and qualitative research
  • The collection and analysis of narrative and discourse data
  • The use of qualitative data for developing and evaluating evidence-based social policy and practice
  • The use of multi-method research designs and strategies

Other themes: Text and Textual Analysis; Museums Heritage and Display; Performance and Embodiment; Digital Methods and HyperMedia; Time and Space; Ethics and Politics.

We believe that this will be a rewarding and exciting conference that will be of interest to all researchers using qualitative research methods.

Plenary Speakers

  • Norman Denzin (via video-link)
  • Setha Low
  • Jennifer Mason
  • Peter Pels
  • Shulamit Reinharz
  • Peter Reason
  • David Silverman

Information for presenters

The Conference Organising Committee with co-ordinate the order of oral presentations within each session as well as the sequence of the sessions.

Most sessions will have the duration of 1.5 hrs. Each presenter will have 15-20 minutes at their disposal. A period for debate/discussion/questions will be allowed in the end of each session.

All presentations must be made in English.

Technical equipment available

Session rooms will be equipped with projectors and laptop computers with open USB ports for PC-formatted USB flash drives and CD-ROM drives.

Presentations in Power Point can be presented in the following versions

  • .ppt (PowerPoint Office 97-2003)
  • .pptx (Powerpoint Office 2007)

Should you wish to present a video clip included in your presentation, you need to inform Helen Greenslade in advance in order for the technicians to install Windows Media Player. Although most video codecs are supported by Windows Media Player, some might not be installed by default and therefore not possible to present. Please check the format of your video codecs and that it is a format accepted by Windows Media Player.

Please note that we do not expect to receive full written papers for this conference. Presenters are welcome to bring hand-outs of power-point presentations or hard copies of papers presented to distribute among participants of that session.

All abstracts accepted will be presented in the Conference Abstract Book which will be available on a memory stick and in hard copy.

General information


The Conference will be held at One Great George Street, a prestigious venue in Westminster, Central London.

Venue Address:

One Great George Street

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Travel information

By London Underground:

Both Westminster (Exit 6) on the District, Circle and Jubilee lines, and St James’s Park on the District and Circle lines, are just 5 minutes walk away. For more information, visit the Transport for London website.

By Rail:

London’s mainline stations at Waterloo, Victoria and Charing Cross are minutes away by foot or by Underground. For further information visit the National Rail website.

By Bus:

Numerous bus routes pass within a 1-2 minute walk of One Great George Street. Bus routes stopping near Parliament Square include: 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 77a, 88, 148, 159, 211 and 453. For further information visit Transport for London website.

By Car:

Parking is available at Westminster City Council’s car parks in Abingdon Street and on the south side of Trafalgar Square. Limited meter parking is also available in and around adjacent streets.

Disabled Parking: The nearest Blue Badge disabled parking bay is located on Matthew Parker Street (drive down Storey's Gate to the west of the venue and take the second right). Alternatively, a little further away, there are bays on Old Queen Street and Queen Anne's Gate. These Blue Badge bays offer free parking for up to 4 hours between 08.30 and 18.30 Mon-Fri and unlimited parking at any other time. Please see Westminster Council's website for further information.

Congestion Charge: One Great George Street lies within the charging area. For more information, including charges, visit the Transport for London website.