New for 2019:
Members can earn one point for an educational endeavor that might not be directly related to qualitative research, but still enhances one’s business or practice. Examples include academic coursework in other fields, or even an improv course. Submit these courses via the QRCA site for approval.
SEE YOUR MEMBER ADVANCE STATUS HERE
The QRCA Advance program is elevating professionalism in the qualitative research industry by recognizing those members who demonstrate commitment to the profession by participating in educational programs.
QRCA members earn Advance status by participating in QRCA and non-QRCA educational activities. Members must earn 12 points in a calendar year to be eligible for status for the following year.
Members who earn Advance status will have their status noted in their Find a Researcher profile and have the ability to use the Advance badge to promote their status as a professional with a commitment to ongoing learning.
QRCA Events and Activities
QRCA Conference (US or Global)
Present at a QRCA event or author an article for QRCA VIEWS
QRCA Chapter meeting – full day
QRCA Chapter meeting – half day (in-person or virtual of any length)
QRCA Virtual meetings (SIG, Qcast, etc)
Conference Roundtable leader
Non-QRCA Events and Activities
Non-QRCA activities also count toward Advance status. To qualify, these events must have content that is relevant specifically to the practice of qualitative research.
APPLY FOR NON-QRCA ACTIVITY POINTS
Multi-day conference or training – sole qualitative focus (i.e. ESOMAR Qual, RIVA)
Multi-day conference or training – broad focus (i.e. IIEX, PMRG)
Present qualitative topic at a non-QRCA event or author an article about qualitative for another publication
Single-day conference, chapter meeting or training
Virtual meeting or webinar (not including those put on by vendors for the purposes of sales such as software demos)
Other educational event outside qualitative that pertains to member's practices (limited to 1 point per year)