There are many ways for students, early career and more senior-level qualitative researchers to stay current on the scholarly thinking and activities within the qualitative research community. Beyond textbooks and peer-reviewed articles appearing in scholarly journals, there are a number of more timely sources of information that are available for access on a regular basis. To illustrate, here are just a few examples of these types of qualitative-focused, go-to resources providing timely guidance to the qualitative researcher.
Qualitative Sections Within Professional Associations
American Evaluation Association — Qualitative Methods
Webpages Devoted to Qualitative Research
The Qualitative Report (TQR) — A comprehensive site providing weekly newsletters, book reviews, lists of other resources, workshops, and an annual conference. This site covers a broad range of qualitative methods and topic areas across disciplines. On Twitter at https://twitter.com/epicpeople_org.
Methodspace-Qualitative — A section of Sage’s Methodspace site devoted to qualitative methods. Janet Salmons coordinates and maintains the content, as well as promotes this section on twitter https://twitter.com/einterview.
QualPage — A website “examining the world through qualitative inquiry” covering Research Approaches, Digital Tools, Journals & Publishers, and Resources, also on Twitter https://twitter.com/UGAQUAL. The site is maintained by Kathy Roulston, a professor in the Qualitative Research program at the University of Georgia.
Listservs — Qualitative Research Communities
QUAL Community — QUAL@listserv.nova.edu