About ICQE

The first International Conference on Quantitative Ethnography will bring together scholars seeking to meaningfully analyze and interpret large amounts of rich qualitative data. Quantitative ethnographic approaches have been used in a variety of fields, including learning analytics, history, and systems engineering, to understand human behavior and interaction. The goal of ICQE is to foster a community of researchers interested in sharing ideas, resources, and inspiration. 


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Conference Highlights

The conference will feature:

A Plenary Talk from James Paul Gee (Arizona State University, USA)

Keynote Addresses from Dragan Gasevic (Monash University, Australia), founder of the Society of Research on Learning Analytics and pioneer in techniques to incorporate social network analysis into quantitative ethnography studies, and Golnaz Arastoopour Irgens (Clemson University, USA), a leading early-career researcher in the field

An Inaugural Address from David Williamson Shaffer (University of Wisconsin, USA)

An Invited Symposium led by Morten Misfeldt (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) and featuring Karin Frey (University of Washington, USA), Jun Oshima (Shizuoka University, Japan), Adam Lefstein (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel), and David Williamson Shaffer (University of Wisconsin, USA) discussing current issues and future directions for quantitative ethnography

A community discussion led by Morten Misfeldt (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Paper panels with time for moderated cross-discussion

A Doctoral Consortium (by application) that will provide funding for travel and registration fees for the conference, as well as a special workshop for students using (or hoping to use) quantitative ethnographic methods in their dissertation work

A range of workshops, including extended sessions for researchers new to quantitative ethnography, researchers interested in learning more advanced techniques, and power users who want to work together to push the methodological boundaries of the field.

A special evening for early career researchers, including graduate students
Coffee with a Proffie: Morning coffee mentoring sessions that link senior scholars with students, early, and mid-career researchers

A poster session reception with opportunities to mingle and see cutting-edge work in the field

Plenty of time to interact with colleagues, including a conference dinner

And three days in lovely Madison, Wisconsin during fall foliage season!

We hope you will be able to join the conversation!


Jim Gee

Dragan Gašević

Golnaz Arastoopour Irgens

Morten Misfeldt

Karin Frey

Jun Oshima

Adam Lefstein

David Williamson Shaffer