CAHSS Faculty Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia


Mobile Qualitative Research: Exploring Clouds and Apps

Event Name

The Qualitative Report Fourth Annual Conference

Event Location

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA


Department of Family Therapy

Document Type


Presentation Date


Date Range:

2013-01-18 2013-01-19


Ron Chenail is Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Professor of Family Therapy, and Director of the Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research Program at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). Since 1990, Dr. Chenail has served as the editor of The Qualitative Report and from 2005-2011, he also served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. In addition he is an editorial board member of Qualitative Research in Psychology and Qualitative Social Work; and Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Health. Dr. Chenail is a Member Scholar with the University of Alberta's International Institute for Qualitative Methodology and an Associate with the Taos Institute. He has written over 120 journal articles, book chapters, and books, given over 170 conference presentations, and secured and worked on grants and contracts totaling over $700,000. His books include Medical Discourse and Systemic Frames of Comprehension, Practicing Therapy: Exercises for Growing Therapists (with Anne Rambo and Anthony Heath), The Talk of the Clinic: Explorations in the Analysis of Medical and Therapeutic Discourse (with Bud Morris), and Qualitative Research Proposals and Reports: A Guide (with Patricia Munhall). In this three-hour, hands-on workshop, Dr. Chenail will help participants explore the latest cloud-based resources and smart phone / tablet applications for qualitative researchers to conduct mobile research. For a preview of some of the apps Dr. Chenail will demonstrate, please visit our Mobile and Cloud Qualitative Research Apps Page.