VT408E-2016 Qualitative Camp

30 mai 2016 14:00 - 03 juni 2016 20:00

Bodø and Kabelvåg/Nyvågar

Nord University Business School takes great pleasure in inviting you to the 15th Qualitative Camp Ph.D course in Bodø and Kabelvåg/Nyvågar May 30th-June 3rd, 2016.

The course is targeting both Ph.D students and faculty at universities and colleges seeking to improve their skills in qualitative research methods. The course is designed to make participants familiar with different aspects, approaches and traditions of qualitative research methods and design, and to discuss this in relation to their own research projects. The course covers issues within the field of social science research. The course will combine plenary and group sessions - and perhaps most important - ample opportunities for informal discussion.

Qualitative camp is organized every year, however this year we have a special track with focus on the experience economy and qualitative studies within experience based sectors. The special track will involve senior researchers involved in the large research project Northern Insight, researchers situated at different Nordic universities

We are very proud to present the following faculty:
Qualitative Camp Faculty,
Nord University and invited faculty

Larry Browning, University of Texas at Austin, USA, and Nord University Business School
Frode Fjelldal-Soelberg, Nord University Business School
Frank Lindberg, Nord University Business School
Øystein Jensen, Nord University Business School and University of Stavanger
Dorthe Eide, Nord University Business School
Lena Mossberg, Nord University and Gothenburg University
Jan-Oddvar Sørnes, Nord University Business School

In addition to plenary sessions - where the professors will give lectures on specific topics - the participants will work in groups; each supervised by one or several of the professors. In these group sessions, the participants will get the opportunity to present and discuss their own research (methodological approach). To prepare for the discussions, fellow participants and faculty will receive your paper/proposal written prior to the course. Some of the lectures and activities will only involve students at the experience track.

The conference language is English, and the papers should be written in English. Participants are expected to turn in a paper/proposal prior to the conference (May 20th), and a complete paper after the course (October 3rd, 2016). Upon approval of the final paper, 7.5 ECTS is awarded.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Jan-Oddvar Sørnes, PhD.
Phone: +47 908 39821

The social setting for the course
Graduate level seminars and courses like this are often offered on campus at an academic institution, which is a well-known context for all of us. We challenge the familiar and relocate to less familiar surroundings, to the small fishing village of Kabelvåg in Lofoten, at the Nyvågar Rorbyhotel

tentative program

(to be updated)

Monday May 30th
14:00 - 14:30 Opening and introductions on the Coastal Steamer (port in Bodø)
14:30 - 15.00 "On-the-boat" observation - Purpose andGuidelines.
15:00 - Coastal Steamer departs from Bodø to Lofoten (Svolvær)
15:00 - 21:00 Observation and note-taking on the boat
21:15 - 21:40 Bus from Svolvær to Kabelvåg (possibly from Stamsund and dinner at the Viking Museum)
21:45 Arriving at Hotel/Check in

Tuesday May 31st
09:00 - 12:00 Plenary session: From data collection to writing-up qualitative research
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:00 Plenary session: TBD
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee/tea break
15:30 - 18:00 Project presentations by participants
19:00 Dinner

Wednesday June 1st
09:00 – 12:00 Plenary session - TBD
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15.00 Plenary session - TBD
15:15 - 17:30 Project presentations
18.00 - 19.30 Free time/mountain hike/sea-rafting trip (own expense)
20:00 - Dinner

Thursday June 2nd
09:00 - 10:15 Plenary session - TBD
10:30 - 12:00 Plenary session - TBD
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
13:00 - 16:30 Project presentations
17:00 - 19:30 Free time/wooden hot-tub.
20:00 Dinner

Friday June 3rd
09:00 - 12:00 Plenary session by all faculty - Q and A roundtable.
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch (check out)
13:30 - 15:30 Departure
Tentative - may change.

practical information and deadlines

The conference fee for QC is NOK 9500.- and includes the following:
4 nights at Nyvågar* (30th May – 3rd of June), breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Transportation is also included from the Bodø Harbor (Coastal Steamer), and all the way to the hotel on the 30th
Travel to and from Bodø, from your original destination is at own cost. Also, lodging beyond the 4 nights at Kabelvåg, is covered by the participant. Also, travel from Kabelvåg on the 3rd, or at any other time, is at your own cost.

Download application form here


Because of limited space we can only allow up to 20 participants.

We kindly ask you to notice the following deadlines:

• Registration form and CV: May 15th, 2016
• Payment: May 20th, 2016
• Submission of paper/proposal: May 20th, 2016

As a rough guide, papers prior to Camp should be 5-10 pages in length not including charts and references - line spacing should be 1 1/2 (one and a half). The papers should focus on the research problem and methodological issues concerning your research. Further guidelines about the paper due in October will be given at Camp or by inquiry.

Please send application and your CV to: 
Papers/proposals should be sent to:

We welcome you to Bodø and Kabelvåg in June 2016

If you have any questions regarding the course, please contact:
Jan-Oddvar Sørnes, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Nord University, Business School
N-8049 BODØ, Norway
E-mail: Jan-Oddvar.sornes@nord.no
Cell: +4790839821