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 Hire Someone to Do All of the Data Collection?

Can I Hire Someone to Do All of the Data Collection?

Many qualitative researchers hire staff to help with data collection and other phases of the research. In large, multi-site projects, for example, the work may not be possible without the support of a team of paid research assistants, technicians, or professional researchers. One of the main challenges for qualitative researchers, however, is that data analysis occurs alongside data collection; for this reason, researchers need to be involved in all phases of the research work to reflect on and guide the work of hired staff so that data collection and analysis are implemented appropriately. Even where data collection and analysis are designed to be ...

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