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.

Locating Heuristic Inquiry Within Contemporary Qualitative Research

Locating Heuristic Inquiry Within Contemporary Qualitative Research

You will come to a place where the streets are not marked.

Some windows are lighted, but mostly they’re darked.

A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin!

Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?

How much can you lose? How much can you win?

~ Dr. Seuss

Questions for Reflection

  • How is heuristic inquiry related to phenomenological research?
  • How is heuristic inquiry discrete from phenomenology?
  • What makes heuristic inquiry unique from other qualitative approaches?

I have been an avid fan of Dr. Seuss’s wisdom since my earliest years. The man had so many insights and sage perceptions, it’s no wonder his books continue to capture the interest of readers well past their childhood years. The words above are ...

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