A pre-conference for NYRIS2024: Conference on Qualitative Longitudinal Research – Temporalities, Theories and Methods

10–11 June 2024 in Helsinki, Finland.

The pre-conference is part of ’The Future of Nordic Youth in Rural Regions: A Cross-national Qualitative Longitudinal Study in four Nordic Countries’ research project.

Access: There is only a 1.5 hour train connection between Helsinki and Tampere, so travelling from the pre-conference to Nyris is effortless and easy.

Theme: The conference seeks to bring together scholars across disciplinary boundaries to discuss advantages and challenges of QLR methodology and to explore theories useful for understanding continuity and change in social lives. The conference aims to foster dialogues across and in between disciplinary and paradigmatic divides. We invite engagement with such questions as: What is QLR? What kind of knowledge about individuals, groups and societies does the longitudinal gaze produce? How can we conceptualise time and temporality in longitudinal research? What are the opportunities, affordances and challenges that QLR presents to researchers? What kinds of ethical challenges does the longitudinal approach pose, and how should we respond to them?

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