Guidelines and Templates

CIAIQ2015 and SIMEDUC Organizing Committee invites the community to submit proposals to the 4rd Iberoamerican Congress on Qualitative Research to be held in Aracaju, Brasil, in the premises of the University of Tiradentes, August 5-7, 2015.

Authors may submit proposals for presentation of papers which address the objectives and themes of the Congress, including original scientific articles addressing the state of the art research and new perspectives, solutions and/or applications to real problems, empirical studies and/or evaluation, among others.

At least one author of each proposed work to be presented in CIAIQ2015  and/or SIMEDUCmust register as a participant.

Types of works to be submitted
Full Paper: Finished R & D work performed in the themes of the congress. These articles have a maximum of 6 pages of length. The authors of these articles (full papers) accepted will have 15 minutes for its presentation, plus 5 minutes for discussion at the conference.

Short Paper: Early work, but with relevant ideas to be discussed . These papers have a maximum of 4 pages of length.  The authors of these articles (short papers) accepted will have 10 minutes for its presentation, plus 5 minutes for discussion at the conference.

Guidelines for paper submission
All presentation proposals must be submitted online on the conference website under the Template (.DOCX or .ZIP) and be submitted in an editable file (.doc; .docx).

The submission will be analyzed and evaluated by the Scientific Committee. If they are accepted for presentation and publication, authors should submit its final version for publication (incorporating the recommendations considered by the Congress Scientific Committee).

The articles text should be original and must not be under review for any other conference or national or international publication. Manuscripts should be written in Portuguese, Spanish or English.  It is mandatory that the abstract of article be in English.

Review Process
All papers completed and submitted within the deadlines and according to the style guide will be subjected to the review process. Each of the submitted papers will be reviewed by at least 2 members of the Scientific Committee.

In the initial paper submitted for review by the Scientific Committee, information allowing the identification of the authors should not be included (to enable a double – blind review process). Thus, names, affiliations and references to the authors should not appear in the original version. This information should only be included in the final version of the article.

After completion of the review process the contact author will be informed about the acceptance or rejection of the submitted work. In both cases the reviewers’ comments will be available to the authors. In case of acceptance, authors must meet the recommendations for improvement, establish and submit the final version of the work up to the camera-ready paper submission deadline.

In case of failure to consider the recommendations made by the reviewers, the Organizing Committee reserves the right not to integrate these works in the Congress proceedings.
The final version of the work should also follow the appropriate style guide and should contain the authors’ data (names, institutions and emails).

Application Fields CIAIQ2015:

  1. Qualitative Research in Health (emphasis on the processes of research in the fields of Medicine, Nursing, Geriatrics, Gerontology, Psychology, etc.).
  2. Qualitative Research in Education (emphasis on the processes of research in various areas of Higher Education, Basic Education, Assessment, Curriculum, Teaching, Teaching Science, Languages, History, Technology, etc.).
  3. Qualitative Research in Social Science (emphasis on the processes of research in the fields of Linguistics, Sociology, Anthropology, Business Administration, Marketing, Management and Economics, etc.)
  4. Qualitative Research in Engineering (emphasis on the research processes in the areas of Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering and Engineering Education)

Themes CIAIQ2015

A) Fundamentals

  1. Rationale and Paradigms of Qualitative Research (theoretical studies, critical reflection about epistemological dimensions, ontological and axiological)
  2. Systematization of approaches with Qualitative Studies (literature review, integrating results, aggregation studies, meta -analysis, meta- analysis of qualitative meta- synthesis, meta- ethnography)
  3. Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (emphasis in research processes that build on mixed methodologies but with priority to qualitative approaches)

B) Operationalizing

  1. Data Analysis Types (content analysis , discourse analysis , thematic analysis , narrative analysis , etc.)
  2. Innovative processes of Qualitative Data Analysis (design analysis, articulation and triangulation of different sources of data – images, audio, video)
  3. Qualitative Research in Web Context ( eResearch, virtual ethnography, interaction analysis , latent corpus on the internet, etc.)
  4. Qualitative Analysis with Support of Specific Software (usability studies, user experience, the impact of software on the quality of research and analysis)


1. Propositions and teaching experiences, use and management in school (emphasis in the presentation of studies and research on teacher training and its management using ICT)
2. Results of studies and research (on media and digital technologies in learning)

Articles accepted by the Scientific Committee will be published in the Congress Proceedings (in digital format with ISBN ) , provided that at least one author registered in the congress , the article complies with the defined format, and it does not exceed the maximum number of pages defined.