About Us

The International Institute of Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) is an interdisciplinary institute based at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, but serves qualitative researchers around the world. IIQM was founded in 1998, with the primary goal of facilitating the development of qualitative research methods across a wide variety of academic disciplines.

Today IIQM offers a wide variety of training and networking opportunities through our annual conferences, courses, workshops, and programs. We welcome you to take advantage of the opportunities IIQM has to offer to enhance your qualitative knowledge and expand your community.


IIQM will be a vital, collaborative and transformative hub for all those who seek to use and advance qualitative inquiry for a better world.


IIQM advances qualitative inquiry relevant to the health professions and other communities that develop and apply qualitative approaches for the betterment of society near and far.


  • Honouring Diversity
  • Synergistic, Inspirational, and Rigorous
  • Relevant
  • Transformational
  • Relational