[CITASA] Call for Papers - General Online Research (GOR)

Melanie Rischke rischke at dgof.de
Mon Oct 18 09:13:31 EDT 2010


Call for presentations and abstract submissions GOR 2011, the General Online
Research conference
14-16 March, 2011
 
Call for Papers: http://www.gor.de/gor11/CfP_en.php
 
Deadline for abstract submissions: 15 November 2010 (Papers) and 31 January
2011 (Posters) 
Submissions at http://conftool.gor.de/conftool11/index.php?page=login
You can find the call for papers below – further information at
http://www.gor.de
 
Topics on Social Media Research, Market Research, Research Methodology, and
Surveys.
 
The German Society for Online Research (DGOF) invites participation in its
11th annual conference. The theme of this year's conference encourages the
submission of presentations on: 
• Online research methodology with a focus on data quality 
• Applied market research with a focus on the advantages of the online mode
and best practice case studies 
• Social Media Research and Civil Society (in cooperation with the AG Social
Media, http://ag-sm.de/) The program committee invites presenters from the
private sector, official statistics, the government and academia. 
The quality is maintained by a double blind peer reviewing system. 
 
Sorry for crossposting.
 
We look forward to receiving your abstract submission!
 
+++ CALL FOR PAPERS +++
 
CALL FOR PAPERS GOR, March 14-16, 2011
GENERAL ONLINE RESEARCH 2011 (GOR 11), http://www.gor.de Social Media
Research, Market Research, and Research Methodology March 14-16, 2011,
Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf, Germany Since 1997 organized by the
German Society for Online Research, http://www.dgof.de Local Organizer:
Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf, Germany, Prof. Dr. Heiner Barz 
 
Important Dates
1. Abstract submission for presentations of track 1, 2, 3, best practice,
complete sessions and workshops: November 15, 2010 2. Preliminary program:
available December 20, 2010 3. Early registration: until January 17, 2011 4.
Abstract submission for posters and roundtables: January 31, 2011 5.
Deadline for presentation upload and poster upload: March 01, 2011
 
 
This Year’s Focus and Conference Topics
Attendants of the General Online Research Conference (GOR) discuss the most
relevant research and case studies that show the changes that have occurred
in online research. Submissions are welcome about methods, instruments and
theories that deal with the collection of data via the Internet or the
effects of online applications and technologies on all levels of society. 
Since 1997 GOR is attended by scientists and professionals who want to stay
on top of new developments and best practices for their work in companies
and academia. The quality is maintained by a double blind peer reviewing
system. 
This year’s conference especially encourages submissions in: 
• Online research methodology with a focus on data quality
• Applied market research with a focus on the advantages of the online mode
and best practice case studies
In cooperation with the AG Social Media (http://ag-sm.de/) this year’s
conference focus is additionally on:
• Social Media Research and Civil Society 
The program committee invites presenters from the private sector, official
statistics, the government and academia. 
 
 
Submission Types
A more comprehensive list of possible topics is available from
http://www.gor.de.
 
1. Presentation on Online Research Methodology and Internet Surveys (Track
1)
Presentations advance the methodology of research, for example: quantitative
or qualitative approaches, online experiments, content analysis, panel
quality and panel research, survey design, data collection, coverage,
sampling, nonresponse, measurement, adjustment, and weighting, including
topics from personality research, voting behavior, etc.
 
2. Presentation on Applied Online Market Research (Track 2)
Presentations cover all types of applied market research, for example:
quantitative and qualitative approaches in online and mobile research.
Contributions which show how online methodology performs compared to
classical approaches in this field (regarding validity, and/or effectivity
and efficiency) are welcome. Please note that purely promotional
presentations will not be considered for the program.
 
3. Presentation on Social Media Research and Civil Society (Track 3)
Presentations cover all types of social media research, for example:
research on and via forums and bulletin boards, blogs and the blogosphere,
social networking platforms, microblogging, photo and video communities,
social gaming platforms and innovation communities. This contains the
discussion on methods (social media monitoring, hybrid media measurement,
social media metrics, ethnographical methods, visualizations etc.) as well
as theories (intellectual property, privacy, transparency, canon and
statutes of professional ethics). Applications and best practices are
welcome. Presentations can also advance the topic of social media and civil
society, for example: public opinion and social media, participation and the
deliberative democracy, social capital. 
 
4. Best Practice Presentation (including the Best Practice Award
competition)
These presentations will be part of track 2, applied online market research.
A strong focus on applied market research based on a real world case study
is mandatory. At least one of the authors (preferably the first author) must
be a member of a company other than a research agency. The abstract should
especially make clear what the results add to existing insights and
knowledge about the topic. 
All submissions in this category are considered for the Best Practice award.
This is a prize for the best paper from market research. The award ceremony
will take place during the GOR-party. Last year's winners: Dr. Martin
Einhorn, Dr. Michael Löffler and Dr. Thomas Klein Reesink, Dr. Ing. h.c. F.
Porsche AG ("Media usage patterns of premium customers in the USA, Japan and
Germany"). 
 
5. Posters and Late Breaking Research (including the Best Poster award
competition)
Posters offer the opportunity to present late breaking research, short
research findings or discuss work in progress. Posters are presented in a
plenary session. They can cover all topics of the GOR. Access to the poster
presentations will be possible during the whole conference. Students are
encouraged to submit their master and diploma thesis into this category.
All submissions in this category are considered for the Poster award. The
award ceremony will take place during the farewell plenary session. Last
year's winners: Barbara Stiglbauer, Manuela Gamsjäger, Dr. Timo Gnambs,
Prof. Dr. Bernad Batinic, Prof. Dr. Herbert Altrichter, Johannes Kepler
University Linz ("Developing and Evaluating a Student Online Panel"). 
 
6. Other Contributions: Complete Sessions, Roundtables, Workshops
You are invited to suggest a complete session (1 hour = 3 presentations)
about a particular topic. Suggestions for complete sessions should be sent
to program-chair at gor.de until Nov. 1, 2010. The program committee will
decide about the acceptance of the session and add accepted sessions to the
topic list. Once the new topic was added, abstracts of presentations
belonging to that session can be submitted. They will go through the regular
review process.
A roundtable provides researchers with the opportunity to discuss his or her
research question, the methodological approach, and the preliminary
findings, with other researchers being in the same situation. Suggestions
should be sent to program-chair at gor.de until Jan. 31, 2011. The abstract
should describe the underlying research question, the method used, the way
the discussion will be organized and moderated. It should also outline the
open questions which are the basis for the discussion. 
You are invited to offer a workshop for the conference participants.
Suggestions should be sent to program-chair at gor.de until Nov. 15, 2011. The
abstract should include the following information: Title, duration (either
2.5 or 5 hours), workshop fees, target groups, workshop language,
description of the content, goals, necessary prior knowledge of
participants, literature that participants need to read prior to
participation and/or recommended (additional) literature, information about
the instructor and the maximum number of participants.
Submission Format 
 
 
GOR is an English speaking international conference and all abstracts must
be submitted in English only. The program committee accepts abstracts
through the online submission system at
http://conftool.gor.de/conftool11/index.php?page=login.
The abstract length can be up to 350 words. All abstracts will be reviewed
according to the following criteria: the research question, the method and
data used, the summary of the results and what it adds to existing insight
and knowledge about the topic. 
Please use the following template for your abstract submission (one
paragraph for each criteria and include the keywords in the beginning of
each paragraph):
Relevance & Research Question: ---your text here---
Methods & Data: ---your text here---
Results: ---your text here---
Added Value: ---your text here---
Incomplete abstracts with respect to the formal criteria above will probably
be rejected. In case your research is still work in progress, and therefore
final empirical results are not available by the time of submission, you
will be asked to hand in your results later. In this case please declare in
the comments field during submission, when you will be able to update your
abstract. Please note that we cannot accept presentations unless final
results are available. Presentations in the tracks last 15 minutes followed
by 5 minutes of moderated discussion. Please consider a poster presentation
as your submission type for research in progress.
 
 
Review Process
All abstracts are scored in a double blind peer reviewing system by members
of the GOR international board according to the criteria mentioned in the
submission format. Most submissions receive feedback and comments from 3-4
reviewers each, together with the final decision of acceptance or rejection.
Chances of acceptance rise when all four criteria are addressed in the
abstract.
 
 
The program committee is in charge of the final decisions based on the
reviews. The committee members for GOR 2011 are:
• Dr. Monika Taddicken, DGOF Board and University of Hamburg (Program Chair)

• Prof. Dr. Heiner Barz, Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf, Poster
Session
• Holger Geißler, DGOF Board and YouGovPsychonomics, Track 2, Best Practice
• Maren Heltsche, AG Social Media and Ausschnitt Medienbeobachtung, Track 3
• Dr. Lars Kaczmirek, DGOF Board and GESIS, Track 1
• Dr. Benedikt Köhler, AG Social Media and ethority GmbH & Co. KG, Track 3
• Prof. Dr. Martin Kornmeier, Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Mannheim,
Workshops
• Sabine Menzel, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Track 2, Best Practice
• Sören Scholz, Interrogare, Track 2, Best Practice
• Dr. des. Ulf Tranow, Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf, Poster
Session
The list of members of the international board is available at
http://www.gor.de.
 
 
Contact Details
• Conference website, abstract submission, workshops etc.: http://www.gor.de

• Business activities, sponsoring and questions: office at dgof.de 
• Program chair: program-chair at gor.de
 
 
Sept. 29, 2010, Hamburg, 
Dr. Monika Taddicken (program chair)
on behalf of the program committee
 
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Melanie Rischke M.A.                      
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Online-Forschung e.V. (DGOF) 
Geschaeftsstelle/Office
 
c/o Skopos GmbH & Co. KG
Hans-Boeckler-Str. 163
D-50354 Huerth
 
Tel.: +49(0)2233-9988220
Fax.: +49(0)2233-9988111
E-Mail:  <mailto:office at dgof.de> office at dgof.de
Web: http://www.dgof.de <http://www.dgof.de/> 
 
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