QRCA members have access to member-only Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that focus on specific qualitative research disciplines. SIGs give members an outlet to network with others who have similar interests and an opportunity
to share in-depth information and resources. These virtual events provide new insights into specialized areas of qualitative research. Check out the calendar for upcoming SIG events.
For any SIG questions, please contact email@example.com.
Interested in forming a new Special Interest Group? Download the Special Interest Group Policy form.
The mission of the Academic SIG is to support QRCA members – who teach at any level – by forming a community of like-minded academics to support each other as educators.
The purpose of the B2B SIG is to promote and educate QRCA members about business-to-business (B2B) qualitative research, educate other QRCA members about the differences and unique challenges afforded by B2B research as compared
to traditional consumer (B2C) research and offer a forum to exchange best practices around conducting B2B research.
The purpose of this SIG is to develop better tools and skills around business development for QRCA members to grow their practice.
The purpose of the Creativity+Innovation SIG is to develop better tools and skills around creativity and ideation for QRCA members to offer their clients.
The mission of the Emeritus SIG is to create value for QRCA members in retirement or nearing retirement with engaging content reflecting their wisdom, experiences and connections to fellow QRCAers.
The purpose of the Ethnography SIG is to provide a platform for QRCA members to learn about ethnography and improve the practices of ethnography; to develop guidelines for QRCA members conducting ethnographic research; to exchange
current ethnography practices and techniques; to educate others concerning the differences between ethnography and other methodologies.
The purpose of the Field SIG is to support and educate QRCA members about matters pertaining to qualitative research field services and to liaise between QRCA members and qualitative research field partners and vendors.
The purpose of the Multicultural SIG is to be more inclusive by creating collaborative crosscultural intelligence and camaraderie among researchers working within multicultural communities in the U.S., or doing research in Latin
America, including Brazil.
The purpose of the Online SIG is to provide a home for QRCA members who are already online qualitative research specialists or are interested in expanding their online research services, so that members can continually learn from
one another, stay current with evolving technologies, and address the challenges and opportunities that are unique to working online.
The Pharma/Healthcare SIG is dedicated to keeping interested QRCs abreast of issues within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries that may be of interest to them. The SIG will provide a forum for QRCs to discuss and brainstorm
techniques and methodologies that lend themselves well to qualitative pharmaceutical/healthcare research
The Reporting & Analysis SIG will focus on tips, techniques, and new trends that can make the writing process easier, and the final product the most valuable to their end client.
The UX SIG will serve as a space for qualitative researchers already working in the ﬁeld of user experience (UX), or those interested in expanding their skills in this growing discipline. We will build bridges between user
experience research and market research by sharing resources, information, and perspectives. Additionally, members can connect to discuss successes and challenges as well as oﬀer feedback and encouragement. Organized
events, such as webinars and meetings, will provide opportunities for learning about speciﬁc UX topics and networking with other members.