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.