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.

Upcoming Events

Conferences & Workshops


Thinking Qualitatively: Doing Intersectionality (TD:QI), June 19-21, 2023

IIQM and the Intersections of Gender signature research area at the University of Alberta are pleased to announce the 21st annual Thinking Qualitatively conference!

TQ:DI is designed for graduate students, early career scholars, and community practitioners with a strong interest in intersectionality as an approach to qualitative research.   

TQ:DI offers:

  • an opportunity to build critical knowledge and skills in intersectional approaches to qualitative research, with a health-focused stream
  • 14 workshop topicsfrom intersectional theory and design to arts-based, community-engaged, policy-focused, and mixed-methods research – facilitated by experienced scholars from around the world
  • health-related public keynotes and mentoring sessions

For full information and to register for the full conference or the free, public keynote series, please visit the TQ:DI website.

TQ:DI seeks to bring diverse scholarly voices into conversation, prioritize participants from equity-deserving groups, and equip the next generation of qualitative researchers with transformative tools to support social change.