Qualitative research today is firmly established in sociology and other social science disciplines. The sheer quantity of published work and ‘method talk’ about qualitative research is impressive. Yet even so, however precise the articulations of methodological techniques or criteria, they do not seem to suffice. New ways of analysing and theorizing also develop from exciting findings, surprising experiences in the field, or even the subtle metamorphoses of a given research project during its methodological journey.
The European Sociological Association’s Research Network for Qualitative Methods (ESA RN20) welcomes you to a conference on the theme curiosity and serendipity. The aim is to further develop qualitative research as well as to encourage the momentum among qualitative researchers.