Exploring 100 key questions (and answers) on the nature and practice of qualitative inquiry, this unique book addresses the practical decisions that researchers must make in their work, from the design of the study, through ethics approval, implementation, and writing. The book’s quick-scan, question-and-answer format make it ideal as a supplementary text or as a ready reference for graduate students preparing for comprehensive exams and writing research proposals, undergraduates in affiliated programs who will not be taking a primary course in qualitative research methods, and researchers working across disciplines in academic or practice environments.

What Kind of Audience Reads Qualitative Research Reports, Typically?

What Kind of Audience Reads Qualitative Research Reports, Typically?

Qualitative research is read by people in many different roles and organizational contexts, as well as at various stages of their careers. Certainly, academic audiences (from students to professors) read qualitative research reports regularly. Qualitative researchers often have these groups in mind when they are writing their research reports, particularly when writing for journals, books, and other academic venues. However, researchers should remember that readers might be at different stages of their career or come from very different disciplines than those of the authors. Writing in an accessible way, to the “unknown but educated reader,” is usually a good practice in most academic writing. However, seeking advice ...

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