From the Editor in Chief – Winter 2023

When I read our cover story in this issue for the Travelwise column, I was excited for its message in several ways: it features exploring public art on our travels to expand our cultural understanding, it reminds us to slow down in life and smell the roses, which we all need to do, and it reminded me that there will be time to explore public art in Denver for the January 2024 QRCA Annual Conference. […]

From the Editor in Chief – Fall 2023

Our editorial team takes great pride in bringing a broad range of content to you each quarter. As editor-in-chief, I’m also extremely proud of our team for their dedication of time and expertise in guiding authors. VIEWS was recently recognized once again as an award-winning publication. […]

From the Editor in Chief – Summer 2023

Just like at home when you’re ready to rearrange a room for a new look or redecorate with a new color palette—it was time at VIEWS to refresh our design layout; it hadn’t been done for many years. […]

From the Editor in Chief – Spring 2023

Our Spring issue is stocked full of ideas and insights as you gear up for the next quarter. […]

From the Editor in Chief – Winter 2022-23

Did you know that your QRCA magazine is produced by an all-volunteer QRCA member committee, along with one QRCA staff liaison from Ewald Consulting, and our publisher, E&M Consulting, Inc.? Through member surveys, we know that our members see VIEWS as an important resource for leading-edge and applicable qualitative ideas and information. […]

From the Editor in Chief – Fall 2022

A recent research study from Oracle and author-podcaster Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Report, found that 91 percent of people prefer brands to be funny and 72 percent would choose a brand that uses humor over the competition. However, 95 percent of business leaders fear using humor in customer interactions. […]

From the Editor in Chief – Summer 2022

I don’t have a green thumb, and while my husband gets all the credit for our many thriving plants indoors, we struggle with our outdoors landscaping. So, a friend who is obsessed with gardening is helping us visualize some problem areas outside to provide us with a renewed sense of surroundings for our home. She doesn’t just plant and enjoy. Rather, she is constantly trying new plants, moving things around in her yard, and learning as she goes—all the while enjoying a refreshed look at beauty all the time. […]

From the Editor in Chief – Spring 2022

In 2015 when I joined the VIEWS team, I was looking for a way to engage with QRCA and was intrigued with the VIEWS committee. I vividly remember my call with then-Editor-in-Chief Kay Corry Aubrey and how passionate she was about working on the VIEWS publication. She quickly sold me on the idea that this was the committee for me. Who knew then that I would be given the opportunity to helm the publication, which I’m so excited about—thus launching me into this new adventure.  […]

From the Editor in Chief – Winter 2021-22

Winter is coming! Yikes, did I just start off this column with a clichéd Game of Thrones reference? Just like winter came for the house of Frey (thank you, Arya Stark), winter has come for me as well. Two years ago, I took over the editor-in-chief position from Jenifer Hartt, which means that this winter’s edition will be my last. It’s time to pass the torch (or snow shovel as the case may be) to someone willing and capable. That someone is (drumroll please) Tamara Kenworthy. This of course means that VIEWS is in great hands.  […]

From the Editor in Chief – Fall 2021

I hope that this issue inspires you the same way it did all of us on the VIEWS team. You’ll be whisked away to the desert of Burning Man and the beautiful landscape of Southeast Asia. You’ll learn all about dark marketing and how to use WhatsApp in your qualitative research. Interested in storytelling? We’ve got something for you to sink your creative teeth into in this month’s Luminaries column which profiles Nancy Cox, a storytelling consultant. […]