Qualitative inquiry is not merely a research method or a series of analytic steps, but a holistic process that challenges the age-old qualitative/quantitative dichotomy. This book provides students and researchers with an approachable guide to a range of interpretive perspectives, including thematic, narrative, and arts-based types of inquiry. Fully revised and updated, the new Second Edition features:  • A brand new introduction firmly placing qualitative inquiry in context  • New further reading sections to guide you deeper into the relevant literature  • Expanded sections on auto-ethnography and technology  • A range of examples to demonstrate the application of research techniques Presenting a clear overview of the theory, method and interpretation involved in qualitative inquiry, this book is the ideal starting point for those engaging in arts-based qualitative research.

Qualitative Inquiry

Qualitative Inquiry

Part I of this text includes Chapter One and Chapter Two. Chapter One lays out the landscape of qualitative inquiry. It traces the evolution of qualitative research, gives an overview of world views and discusses the importance of situating oneself epistemologically and ontologically in the research process. It presents a typology for thinking about qualitative research on which this book is based, and outlines how the book is organized and the rationale for this. It concludes with a section on how I situate myself in my research.

Chapter Two, titled ‘Getting started in qualitative inquiry’, focuses with examples on the key elements in a qualitative research proposal positing that proposals are the backbone of any project and a fundamental ‘blueprint’ for the ...

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