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.
Getting Started in Qualitative Inquiry
This chapter will focus on proposal writing in qualitative inquiry. It discusses the importance of the proposal, the various elements that make up a qualitative proposal, and a discussion about each of them with some brief examples. It concludes with some suggestions for gaining access and entry, documenting observations, and conducting interviews and an annotated list of several suggested readings.
One of the most difficult tasks in the early stages of qualitative inquiry is writing the proposal. A proposal requires that the researcher articulates the process of inquiry before beginning it. In qualitative work, this is made more demanding because of the emergent nature of the task. Researchers try not to limit what might come out of the research by ...