A two-day Workshop on Interdisciplinary Standards for Systematic Qualitative Research will be held May 19-20, 2005 in Washington, DC. This workshop will convene a multi-disciplinary group of approximately twenty-five anthropologists, political scientists, sociologists, and scholars in law and related disciplines. This workshop represents a first step in addressing the lack of shared standards for qualitative research that cross disciplinary boundaries and will help to facilitate the sharing of research and contribute to a greater appreciation and understanding of research conducted by social scientists with different methodological standards of excellence. An NSF Workshop on the Scientific Foundations of Qualitative Research was held in 2004. You may read the papers from the 2004 workshop here. The 2005 workshop is sponsored by the National Science Foundation's Cultural Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, and Law and Social Sciences Programs.