Most qualitative research methods rely on in-person interaction, whether in interviews, focus groups, or observation studies. Many researchers will have to adapt their methods or even change their research design or topic to accommodate these changed circumstances. Other researchers will focus on the new research topics that the pandemic has precipitated.
This conference embraces both strands of how researchers have responded to the crisis.
Papers are welcome that focus on the use of online and virtual methods to reaching research participants and their strengths and weaknesses as well as papers that are looking at the social impact of the pandemic.