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Qualitative Research

Find out more about qualitative research and how to locate examples of qualitative research.

Lists of journals

Titles from both these lists are included in the electronic journal content searching options discussed on this page.

Electronic journals

On the Journals tab do a 'Journal title' search to identify the full text electronic source(s) for the title and browse or search within the publication for qualitative articles.

Searching Sage Journals Online for articles

Included in this full text provider are the following qualitative research journals:

Action Research                                                     American Behavioral Scientist 
American Educational Research Journal         American Sociological Review
Communication Research                                   Counseling Psychologist         
Cross-Cultural Research                                     Cultural Studies, Critical Methodologies 
Discourse Studies                                                 Educational Evaluation & Policy Analysis    
Educational Researcher                                      Ethnography      
Feminism & Psychology                                     Field Methods  
Human Relations  
International Journal of Offender Therapy & Comparative Criminology
International Review for the Sociology of Sport    
Journal of Applied Behavioral Science              Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 
Journal of Family Issues                                       Journal of Family Nursing 
Journal of Humanistic Psychology                     Journal of Mixed Methods Research 
Journal of Social & Personal Relationships        Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 
Nursing Science Quarterly                                  Qualitative Health Research 
Qualitative Inquiry                                                 Qualitative Research 
Qualitative Social Work                                      Review of Educational Research   
Sociology of Education                                      Teaching Sociology     
Western Journal of Nursing Research              Youth & Society

Searching JSTOR for qualitative research articles

The following qualitative research journals are included in this full text provider:

American Anthropologist                                   American Ethnologist                  
American Journal of Sociology                         
Anthropology and Education Quarterly 
Anthropology Today                                            College English   
Comparative Education Review                        Cultural Anthropology   
Current Anthropology                                          Elementary School Journal  
Family Relations                                                  International Review of Qualitative Research
Journal of Advertising                                          Journal of Consumer Research                        
Journal of Marketing                                             Journal of Marketing Research                         
Journal of Marriage & Family                             Journal of Museum Ethnography 
Medical Anthropology Quarterly                         Reading Research Quarterly            
Research in the Teaching of English                Signs: Journal of Women in Culture & Society 
Social Forces                                                        Sociological Perspectives
Sociological Quarterly                                         Symbolic Interaction

Searching Taylor & Francis Online for qualitative research articles

The following qualitative research journals are available in this full text provider:
Critical Discourse Studies                                     Discourse Processes  
Ethnography and Education                                 International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education  
Journal of Family Psychotherapy                         Journal of Health Communication
Journal of Occupational Science                         Qualitative Research Reports in Communication           
Roeper Review                                                        Sociological Spectrum   
Theory and Research in Social Education         Theory into Practice  
Visual Studies                      

Searching ScienceDirect for qualitative research articles

The following qualitative research journals can be found in this full text provider:

Accounting, Organizations & Society        Discourse, Context & Media
Heart & Lung                                                 Journal of Aging Studies 
Journal of Business Research                  Journal of Retailing  
Social Science & Medicine

Searching SpringerLink for qualitative research articles

The following qualitative research journals can be found through this full text provider:

Culture Medicine and Psychiatry                     
Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences
Qualitative Sociology 
Quality and Quantity                               

Print only journals

The following journals are available in print only and are located on second floor of Michener Library:

   Applied Anthropologist (2007-2009)

   Resources for Feminist Research (1985-2010)