Category Archives: Qualitative research

Processes of Reflectivity: Knowledge Construction in Qualitative Research

The aim of this article is to suggest a useful approach demonstrating the focal role of processes of reflectivity in qualitative research. In particular, we distinguish between levels of analysis and analytical procedures for generating and organizing the interpretation of … Continue reading

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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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Are ‘Qualitative’ and ‘Quantitative’ Useful Terms for Describing Research?

We examine the concepts of quantitative research and qualitative research, and argue that this dichotomy has several dimensions which are often, erroneously, assumed to coincide. We analyse two of the important dimensions – statistical versus non-statistical, and hypothesis testing versus … Continue reading

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