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The Institute is held at the same time as a related authors’ workshop, the Research Group on Qualitative and Multi-Method Analysis. While the Institute focuses on disseminating research skills, the authors' workshop encourages the development of qualitative and multi-method research techniques.

While the consortium’s mission is to promote qualitative methods, we proceed from the position that to produce policy-relevant knowledge, the social sciences should employ the full range of available complementary qualitative, statistical and formal methods. Our concern is that very few leading research universities offer graduate-level qualitative methods courses and even fewer require them. As a consequence, the social sciences are failing to take advantage of recent advances in qualitative methods, and in the long run risk losing an important component of their methodological heterogeneity.

Consortium members include (2018 - 2021):

  • Aarhus University
  • American University
  • Arizona State University
  • Australian National University
  • Bergen University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • Colorado State University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Duke University
  • École nationale d'administration publique
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Indiana University
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Johns Hopkins SAIS
  • King’s College, London
  • London School of Economics
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • McGill University
  • Michigan State University
  • National University of Singapore
  • New School for Social Research
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Peace Research Institute, Frankfurt
  • Princeton University
  • Purdue University
  • Queen's University
  • Rutgers University
  • Stanford University
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • Tufts University
  • Université Laval
  • University of Arizona
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Denver
  • University of Florida
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of London
  • University of Maryland
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Southern Denmark
  • University of Texas
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Utah
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Western Michigan University
  • Yale University
Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry
346 Eggers Hall