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.

Is Qualitative Research Used in Practice or Only in Academic Research?

Is Qualitative Research Used in Practice or Only in Academic Research?

Qualitative research is often used in practice, as well as in academe. Many academic researchers work in fields with very close ties to practice, such as nursing, education, social work, business, engineering, and law. Academic projects may be designed to link the results of research directly to activities in classrooms, hospitals, corporations, and other settings. Researchers may partner with practitioners as co-investigators on a project or conduct the research in practical settings. Even where a project does not directly involve a practice setting, qualitative researchers often conduct workshops and seminars with practitioners to guide the implementation of findings into everyday practice. In some ...

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