MQIC Keynotes 2017


Method Keynote

Prof. Zhiyong Zhu “Qualitative Research Methods Development in academic development in China”

We are glad and proud that we can start the MQIC 2017 by broadening our perspective to China, one of the most important and powerful countries in the world, which yet still remains a developing country. The Chinese government continually invests heavily into the educational sector in order to face the enormous social and environmental challenges. Qualitative research is one of the strong tools to gain knowledge and evaluate the effects of social political efforts.

Prof. Zhiyng Zhu from the renowned Beijing Normal University will address the current status and perspectives of qualitative research in China in his keynote.

Prof. Zhiyong Zhu at MQIC

Prof. Zhiyong Zhu

Dr. Zhiyong Zhu is an Associate Professor in the College of Educational Administration at Beijing Normal University. Dr. Zhu specializes in sociology of education in ethnic minority education, rural education, school management and social development. He has participated in several international and national projects concerning school management. He was awarded the prestigious Fulbright New Century Scholarship from the United States Department of the State (2007-2008) in higher education access and equity study. He published State Schooling and Ethnic Identity: The Politics of a Tibetan Neidi Secondary School in China (Lexington Books, 2007). He co-edited Social Development and Change: Theory and Practice and ‘Golden Key’ Education Theory and Practice for the Visually Impaired. He translated Jeanne H. Ballantine’s The Sociology of Education: a Systematic Analysis into Chinese in 2005 and now is translating Patricia J. Gumport’s Sociology of Higher Education: Contributions and Contexts. He is an advisory committee member of the journal Chinese Education and Society. He published numerous journal papers in Chinese and English.

Developer Keynote

Prof. Dr. Udo Kuckartz & Dr. Stefan Rädiker: “Expanding Traditional Methods for Analyzing Qualitative Data”

The developer keynote focuses on new developments within MAXQDA, that expand traditional forms of qualitative data analysis. New data collection methods (e.g. online data from surveys, webpages or Twitter) have lead to new possibilities for literature reviews, analysing text using visual and word based techniques, as well as the integration of standardised data and qualitative data (Mixed Methods).

Dr. Udo Kuckartz at MQIC

Prof. Udo Kuckartz

Dr. Udo Kuckartz is Professor (em) of Research Methodology in the Department of Education and Social Science at the Philipps-University Marburg. He has written more than 150 publications, including numerous textbooks on quantitative and qualitative research methods and is the author and developer of MAXQDA.

Dr. Stefan Rädiker at MQIC

Dr. Stefan Rädiker

Dr. Stefan Rädiker works for many years in the field of computer-assisted analysis of qualitative data, has written several publications about reasearch methods and works as the Chief Technology Officer at VERBI Software.