What Is? Qualitative Longitudinal Analysis, Effective Abstract, Publication Forum?

Wednesday 28.8.2019

at 16.30 – 18.00

Hall: D10B (Main building)


Chair: Virve Kallioniemi-Chambers, TAU Doctoral School


What is? Qualitative Longitudinal Analysis, Effective Abstract, Publication Forum?

Do you wish to broaden your general knowledge on the range of analytic approaches and methodological traditions? What is…? -sessions provide brief thumbnail description and discussion on specific methodological aspects to both qualitative and quantitative data, as well as updates on more generic researcher skills. Each speaker has 20 minutes to outline some of the key methodological points of the approach in question after which there some 5-10 minutes for questions from the audience and discussion. The Methods Festival includes What is -sessions both in English and in Finnish.


Speakers and presentations:

Pirjo Nikander, TAU Doctoral School
Qualitative Longitudinal Analysis

Qualitative longitudinal research (QLR) is utilised e.g. in studies concerning ageing and the lifespan, crime, child socialization, parenting, and family relationships; education organizations and schooling outcomes; and occupational careers.  Recently, the value of QLR is increasingly recognized as a means of providing decisive evidence both for academic research and policy purposes. My presentation discusses the benefits and challenges of using qualitative longitudinal research, and provides concrete examples from empirical research projects.


Virve Kallioniemi-Chambers, TAU Doctoral School
Effective Abstract

A grant proposal is a call to action. For funders, granting the award equals investing in change, that can happen soon or across time. The proposal abstract thus plays a major role on whether your application gets funded or not. For the reviewers, the abstract of the proposal should be able to stand alone as a unit of information of the planned research. But how to recognize the qualities of a good abstract, and what should you know about the reviewing process from the reviewers’ point of view? Not clear? Come and hear some key practical tips on how to improve your future proposal abstracts.


Janne Pölönen, Publication Forum
Publication Forum

Publication Forum (in Finnish Julkaisufoorumi, or JUFO) is a classification of peer-reviewed publication channels – journals, conferences and book publishers – to support quality assessment of academic research. Evaluation of the publication channels is entrusted to 23 discipline-specific Expert Panels, composed of some 250 distinguished Finnish or Finland-based scholars. Since 2011, over 30000 national and international channels have been rated to four level categories: 1 (basic), 2 (leading), 3 (top) and 0 (not fulfilling the level 1 criteria). Since 2015, the JUFO classification has been used as a quality indicator of the research output produced by universities within the university funding model established by the Ministry of Education and Culture. Scientific and other publications account for 13 per cent of the basic funding to universities. This talk covers the main JUFO evaluation criteria and procedures, and discusses the basis for responsible use of the JUFO classification in different evaluation contexts.