CQMI at Syracuse University

The Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry aims to further develop Maxwell’s reputation as a leader in qualitative and multi-method research, to advance research transparency initiatives, and to help coordinate related activities in Maxwell and across the SU campus. CQMI will increase the visibility of the depth and breadth of methods expertise and training already available at SU.

The Maxwell School is a leader in interdisciplinary, problem‐driven approaches to social inquiry and in the application of research to practice. CQMI's focus on multi-method research practices is consistent with Maxwell's robust claim to national and international leadership in this research tradition. Multi‐method research is, by its very nature, open‐minded about the different and complementary strengths of disparate techniques and the contributions that combining them can make. Its pluralism requires an acceptance of multiple sources of rigor and insight which deeply resonates with the eclecticism of problem‐driven interdisciplinary research.