Artificial intelligence in qualitative research methods

A one-day community-building gathering.

  • Starts:09:30, 26 April 2024
  • Ends:16:00, 26 April 2024
  • Location:BI - campus Oslo, room: A2-Red 13
  • Contact:Renate Kratochvil (renate.kratochvil@bi.no)

The purpose of this event is to bring together qualitative researchers from different parts of Norway, other Nordic countries, and beyond. The main objective is to establish relationships, learn from each other, and build a community. 

During the day, you will hear from some prestigious scholars, learn what others are working on, receive (and give) feedback on work in progress, and socialize with like-minded colleagues. 

This year, our main focus will be on the utilization of AI and machine learning in qualitative research. The recent advancements in these technologies present an array of opportunities and challenges for qualitative researchers and their traditional skills, as they can automate  the processes of data collection, analysis, and presentation of findings. Through this event, we aim to delve deeper into the current hype surrounding AI and its possible implications for qualitative research. 

Established scholars, early career researchers, and PhD students from all parts of Norway, other Nordic countries, and beyond are welcome to attend.

Keynote speakers

Catherine Welch, Katharina Cepa, Heidi Karlsen and David Morgan.

Work in progress

If you want to receive feedback on your work in progress (any management topic),  please share a document of up to 2,000 words by April 16th. We welcome both early-stage ideas and proposals, as well as more developed drafts.


Participation is free, coffee & tea will be served.

The event is organized jointly by BI Qualitative Research Forum (Renate Kratochvil, Davide Nicolini & Victor Renza) and NHH (Inger Stensaker, Vidya Oruganti).



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  • Provisional Programme

    Room: A2 - Red 13

    • Key notes by Catherine Welch (Trinity), Katharina Cepa (VU), Heidi Karlsen (BI) & David Morgan (Portland, zoom)
    • Research speed dating
    • Feedback on participants papers (Round tables, any topic)
    • AI Showcasing discussions