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.
The Resource Library contains a current collection of books, articles, and reference materials on: qualitative methods: focus groups, discourse analysis, narrative inquiry, interviewing, visual sociology. [read more…]