Links: Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis

Qualitative Research in Information Systems

Research Design
Research Design Review: A Discussion of Qualitative and Quantitative Research Design Issues


Ethnography – SAGE journal

Anthropology and Ethnography blog


What is Qualitative Interviewing? Overview from Arizona State University

Interviewing – Creating the Space for Views by John Schostak, Manchester Metropolitan University

Focus group interviews

Focus Groups by Anita Gibbs (from Social Research Update)

Focus Groups section of the Evaluation Cookbook from the Institute for Computer Based Learning

Life History methods

Centre for Life History Research, University of Sussex

Oral History methods

Oral History Society

Oral History Research Unit site

Oral History Techniques: How to Organize and Conduct Oral History Interviews by Barbara Truesdell, Indiana University

An Oral History Primer from University of California, Santa Cruz

Project Monitoring and Evaluation

Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation Resources from American Univesity


The International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis

Visual Methods

Video Critical from the Centre for Creative Media Research

Visual Research Methods by Marcus Banks, from Social Research Update *

International Visual Sociology Association

Historical Methods

Institute of Historical Research

Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History

Action Research

Action Research International

Action Research article from Informal Education from Jack Whitehead, University of Bath

Action Research resources from Jean McNiff

Action Research Network

An Overview of the Methodological Approach of Action Research – from Rory O’Brien, University of Toronto

Grounded Theory

The Grounded Theory Institute

Introduction to Grounded Theory by Steve Borgatti

Publishers of Grounded Theory Methodology

The Grounded Theory Review: An International Journal

Documentary Analysis

Text Analysis resources

Document Analysis Worksheets from The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Conversation Analysis

Conversation Analysis resources from Talk Bank

The International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis

Discourse Analysis

Discourse Analysis overview from The University of Texas at Austin

Discourse analysis online – an interactive online journal

Electronic Bibliography on Discourse Analysis

Discourse in Society – website of Teun A. van Dijk

Narrative Analysis

Narrative Analysis – module notes from North Carolina State University

Some Further Steps in Narrative Analysis by William Labov. University of Pennsylvania

Learners’ Lives: A Narrative Analysis by Heather J. Richmond, Nova Southeastern University

Social Network Analysis

Introduction to social network methods (online textbook)

International Network for Social Network Analysis

Introduction to Social Network Analysis

Social Network Analysis Instructional Web Site from Analytic Technologies