top of page
Image by Aaron Burden

Qualitative Research Group

The Qualitative Research Group invites and includes all who are interested in qualitative research, from those first exploring to experienced researchers. The purpose is to connect qualitative researchers at any level or career stage, exchanging knowledge and practices to enrich each others’ work. This group shares strategies for all aspects of qualitative research, including topics like why qualitative approaches matter, when to use them, ethical human subjects protocols, data gathering practices, and analytic approaches ranging from software to sticky notes.  Conference sessions and webinar topics are developed to support researchers as they use methods across epistemologies, engaging all aspects of information behavior, practice, everyday life, and beyond. The Qualitative Research Group is committed to supporting, explaining, and communicating the importance of qualitative approaches to audiences inside and outside of the academy.​

If you are interested to join this community or have questions, feel also free to contact the chairs or write a message to iSchools staff.

Meet the Officers

Kate McDowell
Kate McDowell

Qualitative Research Chair

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Illinois, USA

Melissa Ocepek
Melissa Ocepek

Qualitative Research Chair

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Illinois, USA

Monica Colón-Aguirre
Monica Colón-Aguirre

Qualitative Research Chair

University of South Carolina

Columbia, USA

Qualitative Research Chairs
bottom of page