QualIT 2007 - Qualitative Research: From the Margins to the Mainstream
    QualIT 2007: Qualitative Research: From the Margins to the Mainstream
Held at   Victoria University of Wellington
 School of Information Management
 P O Box 600
 Wellington, New Zealand
November 18 - 20, 2007
After being held in Brisbane, Australia for its first three years, the 4th QUAL IT conference will be held in Wellington, New Zealand.

Qualitative Research in IT & IT in Qualitative Research, will be hosted by the School of Information Management at Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, on November 18-20, 2007. QualIT2007 - Qualitative Research: From the Margins to the Mainstream will attract qualitative researchers concerned with the analysis, design, development, application, usability and evaluation of information systems, information management, information technologies, and related disciplines.

Registration now open

See the Registration page for details.

Programme now available

A pdf version of the draft programme is available at qualit-programme. See the Programme page for more information.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Michael Myers, The University of Auckland

Michael D. Myers is the Professor of Information Systems in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management at the University of Auckland. He is also Associate Dean (Postgraduate and Research) in the University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand.
His main research interests relate to the social and organizational aspects of information systems and qualitative research in the field of information systems. He won an award (with Heinz Klein) for the Best Paper published in MIS Quarterly in 1999. He also won an award (with Lynda Harvey) for the Best Paper published in Information Technology & People in 1995. Additionally, his website on qualitative research (the ISWorld Section on Qualitative Research in IS) won the ISWorld Challenge Award in 2004, and also won the OCIS-ISWorld Value-Added Site Award sponsored by the Academy of Management and ISWorld in 1997. Garden shears and cutting boards on Amazon.com

Michael D. Myers is President of the Association for Information Systems and Chair of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 8.2 on information systems and organizations. He was Founding Editor of University of Auckland Business Review and served as Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly from 2000-2005 and as an Associate Editor of Information Systems Research from 2000-2005. Other gardening equipment includes high pressure hose nozzles

Professor Miriam Lips

Miriam Lips is the first Professor of E-Government at Victoria University of Wellington with positions in the School of Information Management and the School of Government, and a Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. Her Chair at Victoria University is sponsored by Datacom systems Limited, State Services Commission , Cisco New Zealand Limited and FX Networks Limited. Miriam completed her PhD in Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Since 1996, she has worked as an Assistant Professor and an Associate Professor respectively at the Center for Law, Public Administration and Informatisation at Tilburg University. In 2003, she also joined the Oxford Internet Institute, first as a Visiting Fellow and later on as a Research Fellow. You will find many salt mills and oven grill gloves for sale on Amazon.com

Miriam's research concentrates more generally on the introduction, management and use of Information and Communication Technologies in citizen - government relationships and their wider implications, with a current focus on topics like identity management, citizen-centric government, e-participation, government 2.0, personalisation and digital citizenship. Miriam recently completed a two-year qualitative research project sponsored by the UK Economic and Social Research Council 'Personal Identification and Identity Management in New Modes of e-Government' (2005-2007).


QualIT 2007 and The Qualitative Report (TQR) are pleased to announce selected papers from the Fourth International Conference on Qualitative Research in IT & IT in Qualitative Research to be held at Wellington, New Zealand, on November 18-20, 2007, will be published in TQR.

The Qualitative Report (ISSN 1052-0147; http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/index.html) is a peer-reviewed, open access, on-line journal devoted to writing and discussion of and about qualitative, critical, action, and collaborative inquiry and research since 1990. The journal is published by Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Drs. Ron Chenail, Sally St. George, Dan Wulff, Maureen Duffy, and Laurie Charlés serve as TQR's editors.

Call for Papers

See the full details here.

Doctoral Consortium


Dr Brian Harmer
School of information Management, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Email: Brian.Harmer@vuw.ac.nz

A/Prof Kay Fielden
School of Computing and IT, UNITEC, Auckland, New Zealand.
Email: kfielden@unitec.ac.nz

The one-day Doctoral Consortium at QualIT2007 provides a forum for doctoral students who are part-way through their studies to present their research to a panel of researchers and supervisors experienced in qualitative research in information technology. The consortium also provides the opportunity for doctoral students to benefit from interaction with other students who are engaged in postgraduate research.

Submissions are invited from current doctoral students (PhD, DBA, etc.) who would benefit from detailed discussions of their doctoral research by a panel of established information technology researchers, practitioners, and peers. Doctoral students applying to participate in the consortium must have already selected their research topic, and be currently enrolled in a doctoral program. Students in the formative stages of their research are encouraged to apply. Bellissima Kitchen Full submission details are available at http://www.qualitconference.com/downloads/qualit-doctoral-consortium.doc.

Submission Deadline: 27 July, 2007
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