Qualitative Multi-Method Research Initiative (QUAL)


This is a collection of qualitative methods related opportunities beyond the University of Washington – workshops, conferences, journals, funding, etc. If you would like to suggest another resource for inclusion, please email qual@uw.edu with the subject line “Resources page addition.”

Workshops and Conferences

Chicago Ethnography Incubator
University of Chicago

Each year, the Incubator invites four faculty fellows and six graduate student fellows to the University of Chicago to participate in a two-day panel and workshop series. The Incubator is designed to advance ethnographic methodologies, provide hands-on mentorship to graduate student fellows, and build an interdisciplinary community of ethnographers. Applications from graduate students in any discipline who are engaged in dissertation-level, ethnographic research, are welcome.

More information: https://sociology.uchicago.edu/content/chicago-ethnography-incubator.

The Qualitative Research Summer Intensive (QRSI)
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

This annual 5-day short course series cosponsored by the Odum Institute and ResearchTalk, Inc. takes place at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC. This is an opportunity to gain both theoretical and practical understanding of qualitative inquiry. The event includes five days of qualitative research professional development courses and networking opportunities. More information: http://odum.unc.edu/education/qrsi/

International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI)
University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign

ICQI is a congress held annually at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Its mission is to facilitate the development of qualitative research methods across a wide variety of academic disciplines. In addition, it provides leadership to demonstrate the promise of qualitative inquiry as a form of democratic practice, to show how qualitative inquiry can be used to directly engage pressing social issues at the level of local, state, national and global communities. More information: http://icqi.org/

Summer Workshop in Qualitative Methods
University of California, Berkeley

The Center for Ethnographic Research (CER) Summer Workshop provides mentorship, hands-on research experience, and advanced training in designing and executing a project using qualitative methods for motivated undergraduates and beginning graduate students. Applications for this May-June workshop are reviewed in March. More information, application, contact: cer.berkeley.edu/fiveweek-workshop

The Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (IQMR)
Syracuse University

The institute seeks to enable participants to create and critique methodologically sophisticated qualitative research designs, including case studies, tests of necessity or sufficiency, and narrative or interpretive work. Deadlines for the ann

ual June Institute are in November of the previous year. More information: http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/moynihan/cqrm/Institute_for_Qualitative_and_Multi-Method_Research/

Journals and Other Publications

Funding and Awards

Webinars and Other Online Resources

The Qualitative Methods Master Class Webinar Series, hosted by the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM), University of Alberta, is a series of free webinars on various topics in qualitative research. Video recordings of past webinars are available here.

Past Events

Corvallis ATLAS.ti Summer Workshop Series
Corvallis, OR, at Oregon State University

At a week-long July 2017 event, experts in computer-assisted qualitative data analysis from the United States, Germany and the UK will offer workshops on ATLAS.ti 8 Windows and Mac for beginners and a 3-day course on approaches for optimum data analysis with the software. The latter will include discussions on the role of ATLAS.ti in the research process, the 5-level QDA model that Drs. Christina Silver and Nick Woolf have developed, and best practices and recommendations on topics such as coding, theme development, and the interrogation of the data. The Workshop Series is supported by the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM), the CAQDAS Networking Project at the University of Surrey (UK), and other organizations from the computer-assisted qualitative data analysis field. For more information, registration, click here.

Short Course: Managing and Sharing Qualitative Data and Qualitative Research Transparency
APSA 2017 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA

This short course has three central goals. First, the course provides guidance to help scholars manage data through the research lifecycle. We show how participants can meet funders’ data-management requirements and improve their own research by creating a data management plan. We discuss strategies for effectively documenting data throughout the research process to enhance their value to those who generated them and to other scholars. We also provide practical advice on keeping data secure to protect against data loss as well as illicit access to sensitive data. Second, we consider the multiple benefits of sharing data, the various uses of shared data (e.g. for evaluating scholarly products, for secondary analysis, and for pedagogical purposes), the challenges involved in sharing qualitative research data (including copyright and human participants-related concerns), and various ways to address those challenges. Finally, we discuss transparency in qualitative research. This short course will take place on Wednesday, August 30 at the APSA 2017 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. For more information, registration, click here.