NVivo Virtual Conference – Qualitative Research in a Changing World

NVivo Virtual Conference – Qualitative Research in a Changing World

Although medical scientists have been warning for years that a pandemic was inevitable, COVID-19 has turned our world upside down. While medical professionals and politicians focus on how to manage this crisis and scientists attempt to develop an effective vaccine, social scientists have the tools to examine the impact of the pandemic on our way of life.

Learning to adapt to changing circumstances

We are social animals, but most of us have had to “stay home” and maintain a physical distance in any interaction. Most qualitative research methods rely on social interaction, whether in interviews, focus groups, or observational studies. Many researchers will need to adapt their methods or even change their research design or topic to accommodate these new circumstances. Other researchers will focus on the new research topics that the pandemic has precipitated. This conference addresses both sides of the researcher response to the crisis.

Connecting with the global research community

Join researchers from around the world at the VNivo 2020 virtual conference, to meet, learn and network with peers and experts. Customize your learning and networking experience by choosing from over 70 hours of programming available live on the day of the event and on-demand for 90 days following the event.

Why participate?

As many in-person conferences don’t happen, this allows researchers to come together and connect, learn and share ideas in a safe, interactive venue.

  • Attend live presentations with real-time Q&A and on-demand paper sessions, as well as several track-based roundtables including:
    • Qualitative Health Research
    • Online Research Methods
    • COVID-19 Impact on Data Collection
    • Doctoral Student Transitions during COVID-19
    • Innovative Ways to Use NVivo
    • Participatory Research
    • Plus an Interactive Poster Room
  • Enjoy Virtual Networking Opportunities.
  • Browse valuable resources and information available from participating partner organizations in the digital exhibit hall.

Principaux intervenants


PhD Chercheur principal senior, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, MA, USA 


The place of technology in online research.

Nancy Baym is a former professor of communication studies at the University of Kansas. She was a founding board member and past president of the Association of Internet Researchers, and serves on the boards of several academic journals dealing with new media and communication. Nancy has published research and provided commentary to the media on the topics of social communication, new media and fandom.


Doctoral Professor of Media and Communications and member of the Digital Ethnography Research Group at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia 


Ethics of internet research.

Annette Markham was recently MSO Professor at Aarhus University in Denmark and Affiliate Professor of Digital Ethics at Loyola University Chicago. She is the former chair of the Association of Internet Researchers 2012-2016 Ethics Committee and the lead author of the AoIR 2012 Ethical Decision Making in Internet Research Guidelines. She has published research in the areas of Internet studies, digital identity, social interaction, innovative qualitative methods for social research, and Internet research ethics.


PhD Associate Professor, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, UK 


Remote consultations in health care: what can qualitative analysis tell us about development and use before, during, and after COVID-19?

Sara Shaw has a background in medical sociology and policy studies, and is a qualitative researcher with many years of experience in the development and application of qualitative methods. Sara’s research focuses on the organization and development of health care policy and practice. She is particularly interested in the design, development, adoption (or not), and use of technology in health care. Recently, Sara and her team have used a range of methods – including organizational case study, literature review, conversation analysis – to study video counseling in primary and secondary care. She is currently working on a new study, funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council, to examine the use of remote default care in the COVID-19 pandemic. Sara works remotely from a small village near Oxford, where she lives with her twin daughters and an elusive cat.

Practical Information

  • When : Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm Paris.
  • Duration: 24 hours taking into account all time zones.
  • Unlimited access to live sessions and all content for 90 days after the conference.
  • Price 99.00 USD | 79.00 USD for NVivo members.