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American Association for Public Opinion Research



QUALPOR is intended for any AAPOR member who is managing, conducting, or has an interest in qualitative research methods. The purpose of this group is to advance the discipline of qualitative research within AAPOR by offering a forum in which AAPOR members can share best practices, exchange resources, and discuss new approaches to qualitative research design as well as ways to improve on the integrity of these designs along with the quality and usefulness of the outcomes.

QUALPOR hopes to achieve these goals by:
  • Providing an open environment that encourages a free exchange of ideas;
  • Providing numerous networking opportunities;
  • Encouraging QUALPOR members’ involvement in the AAPOR conference and webinar series; and,
  • Responding to the individual and collective needs of its members.

If you are interested in joining QUALPOR or for more information please contact Kathleen Kephart (kathleen.kephart@gmail.com) or Colleen Colbert (colberc2@ccf.org).

The October 2022 issue of QUALPOR News can be downloaded here! In this issue:

  • Collaborating Across AAPOR Affinity Groups to Provide Professional Development by QUALPOR co-chairs Kathleen Kephart and Colleen Colbert
  • Lots of QUALPOR Activity at the 2022 AAPOR Conference
  • Public Opinion Quarterly - 2025 Special Issue on Qualitative Research
  • Abortion Identities: Bringing Qualitative Insights to Pro-Choice and Pro-Life Categories by Sara McClelland and Kristen Jozkowski
  • QUALPOR Initiatives update
  • Focus Groups with Transgender & Nonbinary Adults: Lessons Learned from Pew Research Center by Anna Brown
  • Theme for 2023 AAPOR Annual Conference Announced by Brady West
  • Call for Collaborative Institutions: Graduate Student Qualitative Methods Network
  • New Member Corner - Dan Bausch & Nicole Mitchell
  • Journals Publishing Qualitative Research
  • Workshops/Training & Conferences

The February 2022 Learning Burst presentation, Online Focus Groups: A Panel Discussion of Current Best Practices can be viewed or downloaded here.


The April 2022 issue of QUALPOR News can be downloaded here.
September 2021 issue of “QUALPOR News” can be downloaded here.
April 2021 issue of “QUALPOR News” can be downloaded here
September 2020 issue of "QUALPOR News" can be downloaded here