Sections

Single Contributions

Single contributions can be submitted at any point in time. We are interested in reports from empirical studies and in contributions, dealing with the theory, methodology and application of qualitative research. Innovative ways of thinking, writing, researching and presenting are especially welcome.

For reports from empirical research, design and methods must be introduced in a way readers are able to understand how the results had been generated, i.e., authors should describe why they decided on the respective sampling, data collection, and data analysis method, and how the methods had been used in the research process. Authors are additionally encouraged to provide data as well as more detailed information about the research process; e.g., field notes or details of coding procedures in the case of grounded theory methodology. If data, lengthy transcript excerpts, etc. are provided, then it is necessary to assure the editors that data protection/privacy standards have been adhered to

Before submitting, please visit the Submission Preparation Checklist.

FQS Debates

FQS Debates aim to support the continual and controversial discussion of issues, important for qualitative researchers.

Section Editors: Franz Breuer, Jo Reichertz, Wolff-Michael Roth, Margrit Schreier

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FQS Interviews

With FQS 5(3), published in September 2004 we opened the rubric FQS Interviews. In this rubric we publish interviews with individuals engaged in qualitative research, as FQS aims to contribute to a vivid and transparent exchange beyond disciplinary/national frontiers.

You are cordially invited to recommend possible interviewees or to realize an interview after consulting the Section Editors: Günter Mey, Robert Faux.

Before submitting, please visit the Submission Preparation Checklist.

FQS Reviews

In FQS Reviews we publish reviews of books, book series, films, CD-ROMS and on-line journals that contribute  areas neglected by today's journal market. FQS is an international and interdisciplinary forum that supports the ideal of lively, enthusiastic, and discursive social sciences, fueled by discussion and debate. Therefore, the goal of FQS Reviews is not only to inform about new publications, but also to ignite dialog among researchers in the wider field of qualitative social research.

Before submitting, please visit the Submission Preparation Checklist.

Section Editors: Günter Mey, Robert Faux

FQS Conferences

In the section FQS Conferences we provide important space for reports on conferences, workshops, symposia, and meetings of working groups. The goals of FQS Conferences closely adhere to the concept of FQS. Our hope is that the conference reports will provide current information and contribute to a lively, discussion-driven social science. In regard to this, it is necessary to go beyond merely providing the dates during which a conference was held, and to meaningfully discuss the content of presentations, and the issues that may have emerged, thus allowing for the initiation of new dialogs between researchers in qualitative social research.

Before submitting, please visit the Submission Preparation Checklist.

Section Editors: Günter Mey, Robert Faux

Thematic Issues

In thematic issues, topics important for qualitative researchers as well as methods can be introduced systematically. They are edited by guest editors in close collaboration with the FQS staff. If you are interested in guest editing an FQS thematic issue, please send us an e-mail.