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 UAlberta are pleased to announce the 21st annual Thinking Qualitatively conference! This unique event offers a series of training workshops, public keynotes, and networking and mentoring opportunities in intersectional qualitative research, with an integrated focus on health research. TQ:DI is an inclusive event designed especially for graduate students, early career scholars, and community practitioners. Detailed conference information will be available in January 2023.

7th World Conference on Qualitative Research (WCQR2023) | 25 to 27 January 2023 | Algarve (Portugal) and Online

The WCQR2023 will offer a full program with keynote talks, panel discussions, workshops, presentations of accepted works, and many networking moments. An event bringing together researchers from 50+ countries, for 3 days dedicated to delivering and discussing new perspectives, experiences, and innovations in the field of Qualitative Research.

Attend in person or online. Early-bird registration fee until December 22nd.

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Open Access Journal

International Journal of Qualitative Methods