KEY FEATURES: The book’s readability and accessibility make it a perfect fit for graduate level qualitative research courses across disciplines in the social sciences, education, and health professions, as well as a valuable resource for scholars and practitioners. Exercises, figures, tables, and other pedagogical features allow for higher engagement with the content/methodology, and enhanced comprehension and retention. Explanations and examples offer different perspectives that allow for higher accessibility and multiple approaches to understanding the content and/or applying the methodology. Questions for Reflection offer readers an opportunity to personally engage with the content and negotiate their own perspective before conducting research.

Heuristic Research Design

To search means, first, I need Being, Truth; second, I do not know where to find it; and third, an action takes place that is not based on fantasies of certainty—while at the same time a waiting takes place that is rooted not in wishful thinking but in a deep sense of urgency.

~ Jacob Needleman

Questions for Reflection

  • What are the logistics of conducting a heuristic study?
  • How do I formulate a research question for heuristic inquiry?
  • How do I prepare for various aspects of the study?
  • How do I select and secure co-researchers?

Now that we have gone through a comprehensive overview of the seven processes and six phases of heuristic research, the next step is to tackle the logistics of a heuristic study. Heuristic research ...

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