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The Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry (CQMI) hosts the Consortium on Qualitative Research Methods and the Qualitative Data Repository, and helps to administer the  APSA organized section on Qualitative and Multi-Method Research. 

The Consortium on Qualitative Research Methods (CQRM) promotes the teaching and use of qualitative research methods in the social sciences. Its activities include the annual  Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (IQMR), which in 2013 celebrated its 12th anniversary, and a Research Group that encourages the development of qualitative and multi-method research techniques.

The  American Political Science Association's Organized Section on Qualitative and Multi-Method Research promotes research and training focused on the several branches of methodology associated with the qualitative tradition. The section organizes panels, roundtables, and short courses at APSA's annual meeting, and publishes the semi-annual  Qualitative and Multi-Method Research Newsletter.

The  Qualitative Data Repository (QDR) stores and shares digital data arising from qualitative and multi-method social science research.  QDR is funded by the  National Science Foundation.  

In addition to hosting these activities, CQMI operates as a center in the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, focusing on research methods and data. CQMI's goals include enhancing faculty and student awareness of, and facilitating their access to, methodological expertise on campus.  

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