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.

Constant Comparison Inquiry

Constant Comparison Inquiry

This chapter focuses on a form of qualitative research that has its roots in grounded theory (GT), but is used outside the GT tradition (Fram, 2013). It is a thematic inquiry approach known as ‘constant comparison inquiry’ (Maykut & Morehouse, 1994) and reflects the qualitative researcher stance discussed in Chapter Two. It is sometimes confused with the term ‘constant comparative method’, which refers to an analytic approach to data analysis used within GT and often applied in other fieldwork studies. Constant comparison inquiry is not a method, but rather an inquiry perspective, a way of being in the research. Second, the constant comparison inquiry researcher creates a conceptual context derived from the literatures, rather than a theoretical framework, to be aware ...

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