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.

An Ending ∞ Beginning

Well, here we are, dear colleagues—at the end of our shared journey! We’ve wound our way through the dark, coiled pathway of the labyrinth, immersed ourselves in curious exploration, scuffled through the ebb and flow of imagination and experiential learning, skirmished quite fearlessly with uncertainty and ambiguity, and taken one leap of faith after another. All done then, are we? My hope is that this book has energized you toward conducting your own heuristic study, be it formal or informal. Perhaps you are already at the threshold of doing so. Or maybe you are engaging briefly with the dynamics of heuristic inquiry as you explore it and other qualitative research methodologies prior to making a decision about the best fit ...

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