Become a QRCA Individual Member

Individual Membership in QRCA is for researchers who meet the following criteria:

  • Professionals, 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, product manufacturer or work primarily in purchasing and/or outsourcing qualitative research services.

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 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.

Membership in QRCA is from January 1st to December 31st. New 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:GDP Adjusted Dues:
January - June $355 USD $280 USD
July - September $210 USD $170 USD
October - December $425 USD (includes 2016 dues) $340 USD

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 next year's dues)
GDP Adjusted Dues: $420 USD

All memberships expire December 31.

Who belongs to QRCA?

  • Approximately 80% of QRCA members are based in the US. The rest are split among 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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