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4th World Conference on Qualitative Research (WCQR2019)

New perspectives, experiences and innovations on the field of Qualitative Research



Universidade Lusófona do Porto

Sónia Mendes

16 Outubro 2019

The 4th World Conference on Qualitative Research will take place at Lusófona University of Porto (Portugal), 16th to 18th October 2019. The World Conference on Qualitative Research (WCQR) is an annual event that aims to bring together researchers, academics and professionals, promoting the sharing and discussion of knowledge, new perspectives, experiences and innovations on the field of Qualitative Research.

WCQR2019 will welcome as invited speakers:

  • Safary Wa-Mbaleka, American researcher and teacher, founding and current president of the Asian Qualitative Research Association (AQRA), author of several Qualitative Research articles and books; 
  • Martin Tolich, Associate Professor in Sociology at Otago University (New Zealand). Has authored and co-authored numerous books on Research Methods and Research Ethics;
  • Luca Longo, lecturer at Dublin Institute of Technology, where he is a member of the Applied Intelligence Research Center. 

WCQR aims to be a platform for the scientific advance of qualitative research, promoting the exchange of experience among worldwide researchers and allowing the publication of selected works in top-quality journals indexed by ISI-Web of Knowledge, SCOPUS and/or Qualis. Program will include keynote talks, panel discussions, demo sessions and several networking moments. Digital Tools Day, an event dedicated to digital tools to support research, will take place on 16th October, covering topics from Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Collaborative Working, Computer Supported Qualitative Data AnalysiS (CAQDAS) to Digital Analytics, etc.

The growing success of previous editions, with attendees from more than 40 countries, is an important indicator of a multidisciplinary, committed and involved community in the context of qualitative research.

The Organizing Committee invites the comunity to submit scientific works that focus on several fields of application in Qualitative Research, from Education to Health, Social Sciences, Engineering and Technology, among others.


  • Safary Wa-Mbaleka - Filipinas - Presidente da AQRA – Asian Qualitative Research Association
  • Martin Tolich - Nova Zelândia - Associate Professor in Sociology at Otago University, New Zealand
  • Luca Longo - Irlanda - Lecturer in Computer Science - Dublin Institute of Technology (IE)


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