International Institute for Qualitative Methodology

Dissertation Awards

The IIQM Dissertation Awards

* Masters Level Award *
* PhD Level Award *


Submissions for the 2017 Dissertation Awards will be accepted from September 1 - October 31, 2017

The International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) will annually present an award to an outstanding Masters level dissertation and PhD level dissertation, from any academic discipline, containing research based on qualitative methodology.

Award details coming soon!

Award presentations for the IIQM Dissertation Awards will take place at the Qualitative Methods (QM) Conference in Banff, Alberta, Canada in May 2018 or at the Qualitative Health Research (QHR) Conference in October 2018. The award recipients will also be showcased on the IIQM website. Please note that the recipients will be required to present major findings at the conference of their choice. Complimentary conference registration will be provided.

Applications for the awards will be evaluated in the following areas:

  • Sophistication of the theoretical approach
  • Innovativeness of research method
  • Clarity of research procedures
  • Quality of writing
  • Rigor
  • Impact

Dissertations must have been successfully defended within 18 months of the award's submission deadline in order to be considered. Receiving or being considered for other awards does not preclude a student from applying for this award.

PLEASE NOTE:  The utilization of a software package for data analysis is not a requirement of this award.