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.

Can I Name My Participants and Their Organization in Publications About My Study?

Can I Name My Participants and Their Organization in Publications About My Study?

The decision whether to name a participant or an organization in a study is an important one that will vary depending on the nature of the project. Many researchers choose to anonymize participants as one strategy to protect these individuals’ privacy. Participants may not share key details, or may not want to participate in a study at all, if they know that they will be identified in reports of research. In projects where a participants’ well-being, employment status, or physical safety may be compromised due to their participation in a study, researchers need to ensure that participants are not ...

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