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 Education or Training Do I Need to Conduct Qualitative Research?

What Kind of Education or Training Do I Need to Conduct Qualitative Research?

Many qualitative researchers learn their craft over several years, starting with an undergraduate honors thesis, a master’s level research project, or during doctoral studies. Established researchers working in other paradigms can also learn some of the key principles and practices through extended workshops, which are offered by many research institutes worldwide. Individuals also seek guidance and support for conducting qualitative research through formal and informal mentoring with experienced qualitative researchers; every member of a research team using a mixed-methods approach, for example, can benefit from the expertise in the group, particularly for research practices with which they are not ...

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