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.

Should I Send Copies of My Publications to My Participants?

Should I Send Copies of My Publications to My Participants?

Many qualitative researchers share the results of their projects with their participants. When participants are involved as partners or co-investigators in the research, they may be involved in data analysis and writing; they may be named as co-authors on a publication or listed in the acknowledgements, depending on their role in the project. In other cases, community partners may be provided with a report summarizing key findings of the project. This approach may be preferable to providing copies of academic publications (such as journal articles), as specialized reports can target specific issues and implications for the community group that has been involved in the project. ...

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