Human behavior and experience is fragile under the measurements and richer than any measures can describe. Our aim is to bring together researchers working within several approaches, who are aligned by their focus on preserving the value-realizing and qualitative aspects of human behavior and experience, and who seek quantitative methods that enable this. Prominent researchers from both “quali” and “quanti” sides will present their views on the problem of integration of these complementary approaches to science.

The theme of the symposium resonates with a long-standing worry about reducing persons, their deeds and feelings to measurements and relating these measurements to each other by (most often) linear models. This worry is equally present within ecological, enactive, cognitive ethnographic and dynamical systems frameworks, yet the dialogue among them and the exchange of research experience on the methodological level seems still rather limited. Each approach develops predominantly its own valuable ways of investigations, responding to the specific needs of its domain. Therefore the main goal of this event is to establish a common ground among researchers from these fields as an introduction to the next year’s stationary conference.

Invited Speakers

Speaker bios on CILC5 site

Hanne de Jaegher

University of the Basque Country

Mark Bickhard

Lehigh University

Vasu Reddy

University of Portsmouth

Li Wei

University College London

Bert Hodges

University of Connecticut

Sarah Bro Trasmundi

University of Southern Denmark

Michael Richardson

Macquarie University

John Sutton, Rachel Kallen, Sara Kim Hjortborg

Macquarie University

Symposium Programme

The symposium will consist of 20 min teaser talks from each speaker and panel discussions. The event will be held online with the possibility to interact with the speakers via chat. The conference will take place over two days at varying hours to fit in as many time zones as possible (unfortunately with varying convenience).

Dates are given with respect to the GMT+2 Warsaw time zone, they may be different at your location.

Book of abstracts

FRIDAY, 18th of September

GMT-10 Honolulu GMT-4 New York GMT+1 London GMT+2 Warsaw GMT+8 Beijing GMT+10 Sydney
4:00 10:00 15:00 16:00 22:00 00:00 Prof. Joanna Rączaszek-Leonardi
Introduction to the conference
Prof. Hanne De Jaegher
“Loving and Knowing: Enactive Methodology”
Prof. Mark H. Bickhard
“Science Doesn’t Work That Way”
Q&A (20 min)
5:15 11:15 16:15 17:15 23:15 1:15 break (15 min)
5:30 11:30 16:30 17:30 23:30 1:30 Prof. Bert H. Hodges
“Looking for Values in All the Wrong Places”
Prof. Sarah Bro Trasmundi
“How can we understand reading and readers?”
Q&A (20 min)
6:35 12:35 17:35 18:35 00:35 2:35 break in a virtual room (25 min)
7:00 13:00 18:00 19:00 1:00 3:00 discussion panel
8:00 14:00 19:00 20:00 2:00 4:00 day closure

SATURDAY, 19th of September

GMT-10 Honolulu GMT-4 New York GMT+1 London GMT+2 Warsaw GMT+8 Beijing GMT+10 Sydney
20:00 2:00 7:00 8:00 14:00 16:00 Prof. Vasu Reddy
“Is it even a ‘thing’? Getting a grip on ‘new’ phenomena”
Q&A (10 min)
20:40 2:40 7:15 8:40 14:40 16:40 break (10 min)
20:50 2:50 7:50 8:50 14:50 16:50 Prof. Michael Richardson
“The Symmetries and Order of Perception, Action and Cognition”
Prof. John Sutton, Prof. Rachel W. Kallen, Sara Kim Hjortborg
“Mixed-method studies of coordination: movement timing, conflictual interaction, and collaborative recall”
Q&A (20 min)
21:50 3:50 8:50 9:50 15:50 17:50 break (10 min)
22:00 4:00 9:00 10:00 16:00 18:00 Prof. Li Wei
“Doing Family Language Policy Research and the need to go beyond the quantitative versus qualitative dichotomy”
Q&A (10 min)
22:35 4:35 9:35 10:35 16:35 18:35 break in a virtual room (25 min)
23:00 5:00 10:00 11:00 17:00 19:00 discussion panel
00:00 6:00 11:00 12:00 18:00 20:00 day closure


Participation in the symposium is free of charge. Please register before September 17 to receive the meeting link.

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