Become a QRCA NewQ Member

NewQ Membership is for researchers who meet the following criteria:

  • New professionals (within their first five years in qual), or those in training who design, conduct, analyze or support the conduct and analysis of primary qualitative research and function as research suppliers and/or consultants.
  • Individuals who are employed by, or are in graduate studies at, an academic institution and who, themselves, instruct and/or specialize in the conduct and analysis of qualitative research.
  • You do not work for an advertising agency, or as a client-side researcher (including those who work for non-research companies such as product manufacturers and service providers) or maintain a primary role in purchasing/outsourcing qualitative research services.

NewQ members have access to all QRCA member benefits.You can remain a NewQ Member for a maximum of 2 years, then membership will be transferred to full membership.

Complete the membership application to request membership in QRCA. Your application will be referred to the Membership Review Committee for consideration and you will receive notification on the status within two business days.

Questions? Contact the Membership Director. To see all of the benefits of membership in QRCA, click here.

Cost of NewQ Membership:

The aim of the Qualitative Research Consultants Association is to have a truly international organization. In order to make the membership fee more equitable for all, QRCA offers a discounted rate for qualitative researchers in those countries with a per capita GDP of less than $30,000. Information on per capita rankings is available at the CIA World Fact Book.

NewQ Membership in QRCA is from January 1st to December 31st.New NewQ members are charged a pro-rated amount according to when they become members. Please use the following chart to determine what your membership cost would be based on the month in which you will be joining.

If you join during the months of: Dues:
January - December $175 USD
July - September $100 USD
October - December $215 USD (includes next year's dues)

If you join during the months of: January - June
Dues: $355 USD
GDP Adjusted Dues: $280 USD

If you join during the months of: July - September
Dues: $210 USD
GDP Adjusted Dues: $170 USD

If you join during the months of: January - June
Dues: $425 USD (includes 2016 dues)
GDP Adjusted Dues: $340 USD

All memberships expire December 31.

Who belongs to QRCA?

  • Approximately 80% of QRCA members are based in the US. The rest are split evenly between Canada and dozens of other countries throughout the world.
  • More than half of QRCA members are sole practitioners; one-third are owners or partners in firms; and the remainder work for someone else.
  • About 40% have worked in marketing research for at least 20 years. Another 35% have been in the business for 6 to 15 years.
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