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.

Relationality, Reflexivity, and Meaning-Making

Relationality, Reflexivity, and Meaning-Making

The only true voyage of discovery, the only fountain of Eternal Youth, would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes, to behold the universe through the eyes of another, of a hundred others, to behold the hundred universes that each of them beholds, that each of them is.

~ Marcel Proust

Questions for Reflection

  • What is the role of relationships in heuristic research?
  • How can relationships be used to negotiate conflict and connect with research partners?
  • In what ways does being a reflexive researcher contribute to the overall research process?
  • How do we explore with research partners personal and communal meanings toward cocreating new understandings of a universal human experience?

Discovery. Emergence. Serendipity. How do they happen? Proust cautions that visiting strange ...

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