This site is the definitive resource for exploring the rich array of hand-held and web-based applications available to qualitative researchers. These apps can assist with all aspects of data generation, collection, processing, and analysis, as well as project management. The digital tools also show ways in which qualitative researchers can bridge the traditional divides between field and lab and between researcher and participant.
The Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research consists of six three-credit hour online courses (18 credit hours) designed to prepare academics, professional research consultants, and graduate students to understand a variety of qualitative research approaches and to conduct qualitative research studies. Our certificate students will (a) gain insight into the philosophical and theoretical foundations of qualitative research; (b) distinguish and critique qualitative research approaches and products; and (c) apply best practices in qualitative research to design, propose, conduct, and compose qualitative research of their own.
The Qualitative Report Guide to Qualitative Research Journals is a unique resource for researchers, scholars, and students to explore the world of professional, scholarly, and academic journals publishing qualitative research. The number and variety of journals focusing primarily on qualitative approaches to research have steadily grown over the last forty years. From discipline- or profession-specific to trans-, cross-, and multidisciplinary missions, these journals represent a richly diverse approach to qualitative inquiry.
The world of qualitative research is at your fingertips. These links will take you to vibrant online communities, leading research centers, indispensable learning resources, and personal websites of outstanding qualitative research leaders. Explore, learn, enjoy the rich and diverse people who make up the online qualitative research universe!
Along with electronic libraries, online journals, article clearing houses, and university commons, there exists a wonderful collection of papers, presentations, monographs, and books authors have shared across the web. This virtual library has been collected here for your exploration and enjoyment.
As an editorial board, we are committed to helping authors improve their qualitative research reporting and to publishing articles that reflect the best quality in qualitative research. We acknowledge that there is great variety in qualitative research and the reporting of results from these inquiries, and our position on what constitutes quality in these areas has evolved over the years as we have learned from the practice of reading and reviewing the papers submitted to the journal, as well as from our review of articles published in other journals and prescriptions for quality in qualitative research shared through published articles, books, and book chapters. In reviewing papers for potential publication in The Qualitative Report (TQR), we encourage authors to report the findings of their qualitative research studies using what we as editors have selected as “best practices” in contemporary qualitative research practice and presentation.
Composing and Appraising Qualitative Research Reports: Collected Web Resources, Articles, Chapters, and Books
Researchers and scholars around the world have produced a sizable body of literature focusing on the composition and appraisal of qualitative research reports. Although there is no definitive consensus on what constitutes a singular set of “best practices” for producing and evaluating qualitative research writing, this published corpus of work reflects a definitive effort on the part of the qualitative research community to make its preferences more transparent and to engage in a on-going conversation of what “quality in qualitative research” means for producer and consumer alike.
Researchers and scholars around the world have produced a sizable body of literature focusing on learning and teaching qualitative research. Although there is no definitive consensus on what constitutes a singular set of “best practices” for mentoring and training qualitative researchers, this published corpus of work reflects a definitive effort on the part of the qualitative research community to make its preferences more transparent and to engage in a on-going conversation of what “quality in qualitative research didactics” means for teacher and student alike.
There is a wealth of guidance available when it comes to prescribing the best ways to conceive, implement, and assess qualitative research projects and reports. These resources present the pragmatics and aesthetics for producing quality qualitative research.
It is a great time to be a qualitative researcher because there is an expansive collection of guides for conceptualizing, conducting, and reporting qualitative inquiries. Whether your design is general qualitative, ethnographic, phenomenological, grounded theory, narrative, discursive, critical, participatory, or transformative, there are books you can use to help you create and carry out the study you need.