Newswise — Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will host The Qualitative Report’s 2nd Annual Conference, on Jan. 7 and 8, 2011 on the university’s main campus in Davie, FL.

Hosted by NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, this year’s conference entitled "Researching Identity and Identifying Researchers," will feature several sessions and interactive workshops presented by NSU faculty members, and national and international scholars and researchers.

Organized by Ron Chenail, Ph.D., editor-in-chief of The Qualitative Report - an online journal, the conference is designed for individuals with an interest in qualitative research and those desiring to build their skill set in research writing. Interactive sessions and workshops include:

Plenary Sessions•"A Dance of Transparencies: Researching Identity and Identifying Researchers"Ronald Chenail, Ph.D.TQR Editor-in-Chief, USA

•"Anthrotherapy: Reflections of Research and Clinical Work"Khawla Abu-Baker, Ph.D.The Max Stern Academic College of Emeq YezreelIsrael

Interactive Workshops•Flash Research Writing:Maureen Duffy, Ph.D. and Laurie Charlés, Ph.D.

•Exploring Methods for Exploring Identity:Biographical Narrative and Phenomenological ResearchKaren Wilson Scott, Ph.D. and Robin Cooper, Ph.D.

•Getting Published:Journey into a Relationship between Editor and AuthorSally St. George, Ph.D., Paige Averett, Ph.D., and Dan Wulff, Ph.D.

•Applied Qualitative Research Boot Camp: Basic Skills, Basic Training, and Basic FunRon Chenail, Ph.D.

Registration is now open and closes Dec. 24. There will be no on-site registration. To register or to learn more about the conference please visit the conference website at

About the Journal: The Qualitative Report is a peer-reviewed, on-line journal devoted to writing and discussion of and about qualitative, critical, action, and collaborative inquiry and research. The Qualitative Report is published by Nova Southeastern University. Learn more about the journal at

About Ron Chenail: Chenail is the program director of the Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research in the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies at NSU which consists of six three-credit hour online courses (18 credit hours) designed to prepare academics, professional research consultants, and graduate students to understand a variety of qualitative research approaches and to conduct qualitative research studies. For more information about the program, please feel free to contact Chenail at 954-262-5389 or via email at [email protected]

About Nova Southeastern University: Nova Southeastern University, a private, not-for-profit institution, offers a diverse array of innovative academic programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels, complementing on-campus educational opportunities and resources with accessible distance learning programs, and fostering intellectual inquiry, leadership, and commitment to community through engagement of students and faculty members in a dynamic, life-long learning environment. Learn more about NSU at