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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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What is Good Qualitative Research? – A First Step towards a Comprehensive Approach to Judging Rigour/Quality

Qualitative research has an enormous amount to contribute to the fields of health, medicine and public health but readers and reviewers from these fields have little understanding of how to judge its quality. Work to date accurately reflects the complexity … Continue reading

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Power Relations in Qualitative Research

This article focuses on the tensions between the commitment to power redistribution of the qualitative paradigm and the ethical and methodological complexity inherent in clinical research. Qualitative inquiry, in general, though there are significant variations between its different paradigms and … 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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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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