Welcome to the Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology (SQIP). SQIP is a section of Division 5 of the American Psychological Association. We are a society that promotes qualitative research and aims to:
serve as a forum for enriching and reflecting on forms and applications of qualitative studies in psychology.
provide researchers and practitioners opportunities to share developments across a wide array of theories and methods (e.g., narrative, discourse, life history, phenomenology, ethnography, case studies, focus groups, visual representation, performance, action research).
stimulate deliberation on the methodological, theoretical, and philosophical status of such forms of inquiry.
invigorate innovations in qualitative inquiry.
promote the teaching and learning of qualitative inquiry.
encourage and facilitate the exchange of information with other disciplines engaging in qualitative inquiry and with qualitative researchers outside the U.S.
We invite researchers interested in qualitative research to join us!
Hopes & Goals : A Living Document
Qualitative research working for social change
Storytelling for social transformation
Provoke policy transformation
Acknowledge and contest gross inequities in the human condition Truth-telling as core to collective well-being
All psychological research is social: the problems we choose to solve have social implications
The current moment obligates us
COALITIONS & SOLIDARITIES
Interdisciplinary solidarities & interdivisional alliance building Transnational and transracial coalitions
Build the relational capacities needed to make these solidarities Coalitions with scholars in Global South
Collaborate and merge ideas with APA Division 5
Empower methods for rethinking psychology
Transcend the academy toward a global canon of psychological knowledge
Acknowledge and reckon with psychology's racist and colonial history Critical science studies
Interrogating the social, capital, and historic agendas of our research methods
Become a movement towards Intellectual activism explicitly
SUPPORT & NURTURE
Support the generativity and creative flourishing of students and early career scholars
Give meaning, purpose, hope, and pride for those doing critical qualitative work
Offer a sense of community belonging
Eradicate the suffering of graduate students
Authentic & ethical knowledge production
Countering/decentering hegemonic Western science
Epistemic diversity/justice and multiple ways of knowing
Relational approach to knowledge production
Dismantle nexus between knowledge, power & capital
Acknowledge the ongoing work in Global South
Contest the canon
Empower public dissemination
Accompany students in struggle
Accompany communities and scholars under siege
Ask to whom we are accountable
Honor our ethical obligation