Category Archives: Qualitative methods

Evaluating Quality Standards in a Qualitative Research Literature Review

A December 2015 article in Research Design Review discusses “A Quality Approach to the Qualitative Research Proposal.”  The article outlines quality image the eight sections of a “TQF proposal,” i.e., a proposal whereby quality design issues – specifically, related to … Continue reading

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Engaging Adolescent Participants in Academic Research

This article examines the use of photo-elicitation interviews as a qualitative research method when studying aspects of adolescent behaviour. In particular, it describes and evaluates the use of photo-elicitation interviews to investigate the outdoor education experiences of a group of … Continue reading

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A Compendium of Teaching and Learning Qualitative Research Resources

Researchers and scholars around the world have produced a sizable body of literature focusing on learning and teaching qualitative research. Although there is no definitive consensus on what constitutes a singular set of “best practices” for mentoring and training qualitative … Continue reading

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The Diverse Worlds and Research Practices of Qualitative Software

The article considers the way that digital research technologies and online environments increasingly support new forms of qualitative research that have emerged as a result of new user groups taking up the practice of social research. New practitioners of qualitative … Continue reading

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Choice and Quality in Action Research Practice

Read This article explores the nature of quality in action research practice. The origins and purposes of action research and its relation to social science methodology are reviewed. Action research is described in terms of four characteristic dimensions—worthwhile practical purposes, … Continue reading

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Using Qualitative Research

Read A renewed urgency has emerged in the qualitative health research community concerning the utility of qualitative research. This urgency is the result of several converging trends in health care research, including the elevation of practical over basic knowledge, proliferation … Continue reading

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The Social Construction of Validity

Read Validation  of qualitative  research is here  discussed  in  relation  to  postmodern  conceptions of knowledge.  A  modernist  notion  of  true  knowledge  as  a  mirror  of  reality  is replaced  by a postmodern understanding of  knowledge as a social construction. Of  the … Continue reading

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