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The Department of Sociology's Qualitative Research and Resource Centre was established as a vehicle to promote the study and practice of qualitative inquiry. The Centre can accommodate a range of studies including focus groups, longitudinal research, narrative inquiry, natural observation, and group interviews.

Research facilities and resources include: study design consultation, technical advice and support, reference materials, qualitative software, audio and video taping, interviewing and transcription equipment, and observation facilities. The Centre organizes workshops and forums on issues of interest to qualitative researchers.


  News & Events



  • Next Workshop - Literary-Based Strategies for Narrative Analysis, Wednesday, 12:30 - 2:30, January 28, 2015. Presenter: Kathy Bischoping, Sociology

  • PLEASE REGISTER NO LATER THAN January 26, 2015 at


              UPDATE: The workshop Focus Groups in Qualitative Research has been re-scheduled to 

              Thursday, February 12, 2015, 12:20 - 2:30. 

              PLEASE REGISTER NO LATER THAN February 9, 2015 at  



  • Qualitative Research Fall/Winter 2014/2015 Workshop Series - PDF