Qualiti supports a number of empirical reserach projects. In addition there are opportunities for other research projects to become affliated projects of the Node.
The aims of the demonstrator projects are fourfold;
- To draw out the distinctively methodological implications of existing qualitative research activities and projects.
- To provide working demonstrations of methodological innovation.
- To inform and support training and research capacity building activities.
- To seek ways of actively engaging research users, participants and stakeholders in methodological advancement.
Qualiti currently has four demonstrator projects:
Lay and expert participation in qualitative
A qualitative sociological autopsy
study of gendered suicide
(Extra)Ordinary lives: Children’s
everyday relationship cultures in public care
Representing multi-modal qualitative
The ESRC National Centre for Research Methods welcomes affiliated projects. These are social science research projects with a strong methodological orientation, funded separately from NCRM but where affiliation to NCRM could bring mutual benefit. The affiliated project network enhances the NCRM’s methodological coverage, and provides opportunities for a range of collaborations.
Projects affiliated to Qualiti share a focus on qualitative inquiry and methodologies, and are invited to contribute to / participate in events and activities. The benefits of affiliate membership include;
- Opportunities to join an interdisciplinary network of social science
researchers working within broadly similar methodological areas.
- Opportunities to explore and develop the methodological component
in otherwise substantive projects, with pay offs for both current and
- Opportunities for cooperation in developing training materials, running
workshops, developing methodological resources or setting up visiting
- Opportunities for dissemination of methods-related outputs arising
from substantive project, including via the Qualiti and NCRM programme
of training and websites.
Further details of affiliated projects can be found