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Reasons to Join QRCA

Reasons to Join QRCA

QRCA is a global association of the most innovative, collaborative and passionate research professionals dedicated to uncovering actionable insights. Anyone involved in any aspect of qualitative research is invited to join.

Business & Career Growth

Business & Career Growth

  • Promote your practice via QualBook Directory, QRCA’s searchable database that’s used by researchers and research buyers around the world to find their qualitative providers

  • Bolster your status as a qualitative researcher by obtaining QRCA Advance Certification for attending educational events like conferences, webinars, and local chapter meetings

  • Unite with all types of qualitative researchers in your area (special, member-only discounted price) at Local Chapter Meetings for networking, shared learning, and professional development (17 US chapters + 2 Canada chapters + 1 International chapter) 

  • Get mentored by senior researchers (formally or informally) to help you take your skills to a higher level

  • Speak at industry conferences through QRCA’s Speaker Program, which supplies conference speakers to notable research conferences all over the world

Education and Training

Education & Training

  • Significant discounts to the QRCA Annual Conference — the premier industry conference for all things qualitative with over 30 educational sessions led by a wide range of experts, an extensive marketplace, inspiring keynote speakers, roundtable discussions and more

  • Free Monthly Webinars — QCast Webinars covering today’s most pertinent research topics to stay relevant and up-to-date, and Ycast Webinars that are especially geared to quallies who are age 35 and younger

  • 13 Special Interest Groups to dive deep into the areas that interest you — including Creativity & Innovation, Online, Ethnography, UX & Design, Latino, Pharma, etc.

  • QRCA VIEWS, our quarterly magazine dedicated to qualitative professionals, which showcases the industry’s premier thought leadership with interviews from luminaries and leading experts to expand your capabilities and stay at the top of your game

  • Access to a Valuable Collection of past webcasts, published articles and white papers you can use to move your career forward – a focused database created by qualitative research professionals

Support and Savings

Support & Savings

  • Warm, collaborative and supportive culture unique to QRCA, and the 24/7 Member Only Online Forum which boasts an active and open sharing community to  ask questions and share knowledge among other members

  • QRCA Member-only communication through News Bites and Connections newsletters

  • Member Savings on industry partner research conferences — Insights Association, GreenBook, ESOMAR, Quirk’s, AQR, UXPA, Intellus Worldwide — as well as deep discounts to the QRCA’s own Annual Conference in the US, and bi-annual Worldwide Conference held in Europe

  • Industry Partner Discounts — like facility rentals, recruiting services, transcription services, and market research training courses from Burke Institute and RIVA

  • Health insurance Benefits Resource to help choose, buy, and manage your own benefits

  • Variable Membership Rates to fit different needs including graduate students, individuals from low GDP countries, and for those new to qualitative research


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