Research Websites

The Qualitative Report Guide to Qualitative Research Websites

Curated by Ronald J. Chenail

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!

Academic Pediatric Association Qualitative Research SIG

Action Research Network

Action Research Resources

Action Research Special Interest Group of AERA

Action Science Network

ALARA: The Action Learning, Action Research Association

American Anthropological Association’s Anthropology Resources on the Internet Web Page

American Educational Research Association

American Evaluation Association

The Anthropological Index of the Royal Anthropological Institute
The Anthropological Index Online

Appreciative Inquiry Commons



Arts-Based Educational Research (ABER) Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Arts Based Research Studio’s Blog: We Know More Than We Think!

Association pour la recherche qualitative (ARQ)

The ATLAS/ti Home Page

Audio Transcription Web Site

Baccus Research

Best of the Web: Methodology

Big Q: A Multidisciplinary Qualitative Research Community

(English Version)

Center for Collaborative Action Research

Center for Ethnography

Center for Kvalitative Studier

The Center for Narrative Inquiry

Center for Qualitative Psychology

Centre for Narrative Research

The Centre for Qualitative Research (CQR) – Bournemouth University

Colorado State University’s English Department’s Guides to Social Science and Qualitative Research
(Includes sections on Ethnography, Observational Research and Narrative Inquiry, and Case Studies)

The Computer Assisted Qualitative Data AnalysiS (CAQDAS) Networking Project

Council of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA)

Dedoose: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Data Analysis App

DJS Research

Doing Feminist Research: An Annotated Bibliography

Don Ratcliff’s Qualitative Research Resources

Dovetail Research Guides

Duquesne University Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research


ESOMAR – The World Association of Research Professionals

e-Source: Behavioral & Sciences Research

ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM)

The Ethnograph: Qualitative Research and Data Analysis Software

Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries (ERIAL) Project

Ethnographic Studies: A Collection of Resources in Anthropology, Ethnomusicology, Folklore, and Folklife
The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress

Ethnographic Terminalia

Ethnography Media Arts Culture Network

Ethnography North: A Knowledge Node

Ethnography of the University



Event Structure Analysis (ESA) Home Page

Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung
(Forum: Qualitative Social Research)

Foundation for Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics

Free Resources for Program Evaluation and Social Research Methods

Gail Jefferson Memorial Site

Gary Shank’s Home Page

George Boeree’s Qualitative Methods Workbook

Global Ethnographic: An Online Magazine of Interpretive Anthropology

The Global Qualitative Group

Great Qualitative Book & Articles: An Annotated Bibliography (wiki)

The Grounded Theory Institute

Grounded Theory Online

Grounded Theory References — Teori Beralas

Health Talk Data Repository

Human Science Research Studies

HyperRESEARCH – ResearchWare Home Page

IC – Investigaci¢n Cualitativa

Image and Identity Research Collective (IIRC)

InsideHeads Online Marketing Research

InsideHeads’ My Virtual Focus Facility

Institute of Finance Case Research

International Association of Qualitative Inquiry

International Conference on Narrative

International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis

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

The International Institute of Human Understanding

International Journal of Collaborative Practices

International Visual Sociology Association

Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) Tumblr Page

Intute: Social Sciences

Irish Qualitative Data Archive (IQDA)

Jan Armstrong’s Qualitative Research in Education Home Page

John Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Harald Klein’s Page of Textual Analysis Resources


Left Coast Press Qualitative Methods

The Qualitative Metasynthesis Project

The Market Research Society’s Qualitative Research Guidelines

Mary Stokrocki’s Participant Observation Home Page

Mass Observation Archive


McGill University’s Qualitative Health Research Group

Memorial University’s Digital Research Centre for Qualitative Fieldwork

Merlien Institute


Miami University’s Center for Qualitative Inquiry

Narrative Psychology: An Internet Guide

Narrative Research Special Interest Group of AERA

National Association for the Practice of Anthropology

National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM)

National Institutes of Health Cultural and Qualitative Research Interest Group

The Nature Institute

NetFuture: Technology and Human Responsibility

Network for Research on Experiential Psychotherapies (NREP)

Network portal Qualitative Social Research

Nova Southeastern University Online Graduate Certificate in Qualitatve Research

Olson Zaltman Associates

Online QDA

Open Semiotics Resource Center

PCP Market Research

Phenomenography Crossroads

Phenomenology Online

Practica Group

Primary Health Care Research & Information Service

Provalis Research – Qualitative Data Analysis Software

QSR International



Qualitative analysis with Quirkos

Qualitative Data Analysis Program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Qualitative Data Analysis Program of the University of Pittsburgh

Qualidata – Qualitative Data Service
(Formerly known as ESRC Qualitative Data Archival Resource Centre – QUALIDATA See listing for ESDS Qualidata above for newest web site)

Qualiti – Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences: Innovation, Integration and Impact

Qualitative European Drug Research Network – QED

Qualitative Health Research
An International, Interdisciplinary Journal

The Qualitative Interest Group (QUIG)
at the University of Georgia

Qualitative Methods Workbook by C. George Boeree

The Qualitative Research Clearinghouse: Resources for Methods, Analysis, and the Future

Qualitative Research Consultants Association

Qualitative Research Guidelines Project

Qualitative Research Interest Group of AERA

Qualitative Research Resources by Susan Hawes

Qualitative Research Resources by Shirley Freed

Qualtative Research Web Ring

QualQuant: Use the Right Tools


Recursive Frame Analysis

RedICS, Qualitative Health Research Promotion and Dissemination Network

Research Design Review: A Discussion of Qualitative & Quantitative Research Design Issues

Research Methods Programme: An ESRC Research Programme

Research Salad: Mixed Methods, Tossed Up Fresh Every Day

Resources for Feminist Research

Rhetorical Structure Theory

RIVA Market Research & RIVA Training Institute and RIVA Blog

Routledge Innovative Ethnographies Series

Sage Research Methods Datasets

Saint Louis University’s Qualitative Research Committee Home Page

Qualitative Research Centre (QRC) at the University of Saskatchewan

Sense-Making Studies Site by Dr. Brenda Dervin

The Sensory Ethnography Lab (SEL) at Harvard University

SIL International
(formerly known as the Summer Institute of Linguistics)

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Society for Applied Anthropology

Society for Adolescent Medicine’s Qualitative Research Special Interest Group

The Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy

The Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences

Society for Phenomenology and Media

The Society for Medical Anthropology

SPHS Listserv Home Page

The Socrates Institute

South Pacific Centre for Human Inquiry
(John Heron’s Web Site)

Stancombe Research & Planning

St. Thomas University’s Atlantic Centre for Qualitative Research and Analysis


Susan Howe’s Qualitative Research Resources

The Taos Institute

Texas Woman’s University Center for Qualitative Inquiry

Text Analysis Resources – compiled by Harald Klein

Thematic Analysis: University of Auckland Resource Page

Top 50 Dot-Edu Resources for Grad Students

TQRMUL Dataset Teaching Resources

Transana: Tools for the Analysis of Video, Audio, Image, Text and Survey Data

Bill Trochim’s The Research Methods Knowledge Base

UK Data Service: Qualitative and Mixed Methods Datasets

UK Linguistic Ethnography Forum (UKLEF)

United States VA’s Health Services Research and Development Service’s Mixed Methods Special Interest Group (and Qualitative Research)

Université du Québec à Montréal’s

(Université du Québec à Montréal’s Home Page)

The University of British Columbia’s School of Library, Archival and Information Studies’
Research Methods Resources on the WWW

The University of East London’s Centre for Narrative Research

The University of Georgia Qualitative Research Program

The University of North Texas Information Research and Analysis (IRA) Lab

The University of Sydney’s Qualitative Health Research Collaboration

The University of Tennessee’s Center for Applied Phenomenological Research

Victor Daniels’ Phenomenology Links

Voices of Homelessness: A Qualitative Database from Sisters Of The Road

Web Archive in Visual Anthropology

Web Online Surveys

WellCome Library Collections

The Weekly Qualitative Report

Western Michigan University’s Evaluation Center

World Phenomenology Institute

York University’s Qualitative Research and Resource Centre