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Center for Qualitative Inquiry

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90 N. Patterson Ave
(Psychology Building)
Room 234
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056

This page last updated
March 22, 2009

Welcome to the Center for Qualitative Inquiry!

Based on an organization with over two decades of experience, the Miami University Center for Qualitative Inquiry is dedicated to fostering the the study, application, and advancement of qualitative methods across disciplines.

Scholars have increasingly come to realize that complex interconnections between phenomena cannot be reduced to relationships between reductionistic variables. In response to this recognition, social scientists have been developing research methods that are capable of honoring lived experience. These research approaches, termed qualitative methodologies, share a commitment to developing deep understandings of phenomena in all their complexity while minimizing the unrecognized imposition of assumptions and worldviews on the subject matter in question. It is to the study, application, and further development and advancement of these methodologies that the Miami University Center for Qualitative Inquiry is dedicated.

Follow the links above to learn more about the Center, our affiliated faculty, Miami University courses on qualitative methods, and recommended resources; follow the links up and to the right to learn more about current projects, recent news, our Qualitative Research Group meetings, past and upcoming conferences, and special events.