International Institute for Qualitative Methodology


The International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) is an interdisciplinary institute based at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, but serving 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 is re-focusing its efforts on change-oriented qualitative research, especially through intersectional and decolonial approaches. Please continue to visit our site for updates on opportunities as we re-build in 2023.


Save the Dates for Thinking Qualitatively 2024: June 3-5!

Registration open by March 1

Thinking Qualitatively offers a lively set of workshops and webinars that build skill and knowledge in qualitative methodologies. This year, we are TQ:TaP, with a focus on Time and Place in qualitative research. We have eleven workshops on everything from narrative inquiry to offline/online ethnography to using geospatial data in qualitative research. Webinars include a coding session with Dr. Johnny Saldana and a cross-cultural research design session with Dr. Elsa Gonzalez. Don't miss out - visit our website again to sign up!

Decolonizing Methods: Unsettling Research

The KIAS Research Cluster in Advancing Social Methods and Training for Social Change is excited to announce the second Methods Seminar of the 2023-24 year, held in collaboration with the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (iiQM).

Friday, March 8, 2024


In-person in Tory 12-15 (Political Science CoLab) and Virtual via Zoom.

Please register at our Eventbrite page.

In this moderated conversation, three U of A scholars will reflect on the work of “decolonizing” research methods, drawing on their own situated experiences, practices, relationships, and areas of scholarship. Conversation will include attention to the very idea of ‘decolonizing’ research, and how people integrate this into their teaching. Moderators will briefly introduce the recent ‘Decolonizing’ Approaches to Research at uAlberta project in which the three panelists participated.

Panelists: Lana Whiskeyjack (Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts – Women’s & Gender Studies), Stephanie Montesanti (Associate Professor, School of Public Health), and Shirley Anne Tate (Professor, Faculty of Arts – Sociology Dept)

Moderators: Nancy Van Styvendale (Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies and Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Native Studies) and Audrey Medwayosh (Graduate Research Assistant, Faculty of Arts – Sociology Dept)

TQ:DI Keynote Videos

See below for video links to our three wonderful keynotes in the Doing Intersectionality in Qualitative Health Research series from TQ 2023.