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Qualitative Research & Tools

Find tutorials about conducting Qualitative research, including resources on methodologies and software.

Qualitative Datasets Available Online

Large Data Archives

Focused Collections

  • Qualitative Data Repository aka QDR (Syracuse University) -  stores digital data generated and analyzed through qualitative and multi-method research.
  • American Folklife Center (Library of Congress) - Contains several special projects such as the Veterans History Project, the Civil Rights History Project, StoryCorps and more.
  • Henry A. Murray Research Archive - A repository for quantitative and qualitative research data that includes data, audio, and video.
  • Irish Qualitative Data Archive - A central access point for qualitative social science data generated in or about Ireland.

Case Studies

  • SAGE Research Methods and Cases Online aka SRMO: Includes a searchable collection of case studies of real social research, commissioned and designed to help users understand abstract methodological concepts in practice.

​Find a Repository

  • re3data: Registry of research data repositories. Search for repositories by broad topic area to identify a data archive that contains qualitative information.

Find Research Studies

For help finding qualitative data in published research studies or articles, contact your subject librarian.