Thinking Qualitatively Conference



Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Conference and Workshop Dates: June 15-19, 2020

Abstract submission deadline: March 15, 2020

We are thrilled to be partnering with the University of Alberta's Signature Area "Research at the Intersections of Gender (RIG) " to provide a  Focus on Intersectionality stream.

This five day interdisciplinary educational conference has been held annually for nearly two decades and is aimed at participants from all academic disciplines and for individuals at all stages of their research career. Individuals conducting research in universities and colleges and/or professional settings (e.g., libraries; hospitals; government agencies) are welcome to attend. This year blends elements of our Qualitative Methodology Conference into this TQ framework. 

The Thinking Qualitatively Conference allows participants to engage with experts in qualitative inquiry and learn about specific methods, techniques, and approaches to qualitative research.

The academic program consists of five days of hands-on workshops and concurrent sessions that include, but are not limited to, such topics as:

  • Intersectionality
  • Introduction to Qualitative Methods
  • Participatory Research
  • Data Analysis
  • Photovoice
  • Phenomenology
  • Qualitative Interviewing
  • Publishing
  • Mixed Methods
  • Arts-based Research
  • Grounded Theory

This year there are three additional optional training opportunities: 

    • NVivo training for Windows 
    • ATLAS.ti training
    • Dedoose training (NEW)
    • 1 hour One on one consultation with NVivo or Atlas.ti trainer
    • 1 hour One on one consultation on Qualitative Design & Methods with Dr Karin Olson (NEW)

Register or submit abstract here:

From previous TQ attendees...

"Overall, the best atmosphere to new research discovery. Down to earth practical tips and mini group works. Fantastic, humble people to meet. Come unprepared and ready to learn."

"There are interesting sessions that apply to all levels of experience and skill. The workshops are interactive and presenters are friendly and interested in helping participants improve."

"I LOVE these workshops and presentations. I found them particularly useful when I was a doctoral students. And, even as a faculty member, I learn new things at this conference."