The Qualitative Research Special Interest Group, QRSIG, established in 1987, was created to provide a space within AERA for the discussion of philosophical, ethical, and methodological issues in Qualitative Research as well as to seek cutting edge approaches to qualitative research methods. The QRSIG strives to legitimize all non traditional forms of research, and to support other SIG’s and Divisions with similar interests and goals, including an emphasis on ways that qualitative research may contribute to reducing inequality and injustice in schools and society.
Visit the QRSIG Webpage for more information and to listen to podcasts related to qualitative research in and beyond education.
The Qualitative Report — a longstanding, first-rate resource for the qualitative research community — reported that a qualitative research subgroup has formed and gained official status within the Division 5 of the American Psychological Association (APA). I understand that Division 5 membership is available free for the first year. Organizers are encouraging those with interests and expertise in qualitative research to join in order to shape this new, promising development in the field. [You are not required to be an APA member in order to join Division 5, and joining this division does not confer membership in the APA.]
Here are some resources (books and magazine articles) available by way of a quick search of the American Psychological Association (apa.org) website: