Designing and writing a qualitative dissertation methodology chapter can be done! Qualitative Dissertation Methodology: A Guide for Research Design and Methods functions as a dissertation advisor to help students construct and write a qualitative methodological framework for their research. Drawing from the challenges author Nathan Durdella has experienced while supervising students, the book breaks down producing the dissertation chapter into smaller pieces and goes through each portion of the methodology process step by step. With a warm and supportive tone, he walks students through the process from the very start, from choosing chairs and developing qualitative support networks to outlining the qualitative chapter and delving into the writing. By the end of the book, students will have completed the most challenging chapter of a qualitative dissertation and laid a strong foundation for the rest of their dissertation work.

Adopting a Reflexive Practice With a Discussion of Researcher Roles

Chapter Objectives

  • Discuss researcher roles within the context of dissertation studies and, in particular, field settings
  • Detail subjectivities in the research process and outline reflexive practices in the dissertation research process, including strategies to mitigate the researcher and participant effects
  • Link reflexive practices to key events in fieldwork activities, from conceptualization to data collection and analysis in the field
  • Sketch out a researcher roles section of the methodology chapter and adopt an approach to write a researcher roles section

Chapter Purpose

This chapter focuses on reflexive practice in the dissertation research process. With qualitative research approaches, the chapter explores strategies to account for your biases and preconceived notions about your study—the idea that researchers must be transparent and explicit in ...

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