In this seminar, it will be suggested that researchers need to consider alternative means of advancing their work. Whilst synthesis of quantitative studies has an established method and profile within the research community, it will be argued that specific methods are required to combine the more personalized perspectives typical of qualitative research.
New Approaches to Qualitative Research : Wisdom and Uncertainty
This seminar will present Qualitative Research Synthesis QRS , which draws on the earlier work of meta-ethnography but adopts a clear interpretivist stance. The QRS process offers a useful means of maximising knowledge production, relevance and scientific knowledge for dissemination.
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- CRY WOLF.
- Chocolate Nations: Living and Dying for Cocoa in West Africa (African Arguments);
- Setho: Afrikan Thought & Belief System?
- In The Blink Of An Eye.
- New Approaches to Qualitative Research: Wisdom and Uncertainty?
Furthermore, QRS provides researcher knowledge about quality issues when conducting qualitative research methodology, since only studies of accepted calibre and standing are included. However, it is also possible that undertaking this approach is something that is seen as valuable because it fits with our increasing litigious societies and performative cultures—which, in the end, may turn out to be the means by which we are hoisted by our own petard.
Qualitative research has seen a surge of growth during the past decade. This is in large part because positivist approaches have not yielded the kinds of results that had been anticipated, and more researchers are seeking alternative perspectives to understand phenomena. The number of researchers using qualitative approaches continues to grow, yet there are few up-to-date guides to assist thinking broadly about qualitative research as a field of inquiry.
Over the decades the range of approaches has increased, which has led to an even greater lack of certainty about how to think about doing qualitative research. In considering key issues while offering practical guidance on how to work within the face of uncertainty, this book will be a valuable resource to this next generation of researchers.
New Approaches to Qualitative Research offers:a clear understanding of the range of issues related to researcher stance, the way that researchers position themselves in relation to their subjects, their participants, and their own belief systems, and the way in which they locate themselves across the qualitative paradigman overview of some of the most cutting-edge qualitative techniques in use today: from the exploration of visual texts to the concept of inquiry to synthesis methods, this section lays out the state of the art in methodologyspecific information regarding processes of data analysis, synthesis and interpretation that are employed in these various approaches.
In this book, the authors take the stance that qualitative research is a broad approach that encompasses and even encourages difference and uncertainty, and here at last they provide a route-map to this uncertain but fruitful line of inquiry.