Designing interview studies

When researchers design qualitative interview studies they make a range of decisions. These decisions relate to pre- and post- elements of a study and impact what happens during the conduct of a study. This infographic represents decision points arranged in five areas. Although presented linearly, answering these questions can occur concurrently. It is important for … Continue reading Designing interview studies

Using Photovoice in Qualitative Research

This week's screencast and blogpost are authored by Ana Soler. Ana Soler is the Chairperson of the National Association of Educational Translators and Interpreters of Spoken Languages (NAETISL: https://naetisl.org/). She completed her degree in Social Work at Georgia State University, her Master’s Degree in Public Health at Emory University, and is a Ph.D. in Special Education … Continue reading Using Photovoice in Qualitative Research

Qualitative Research Design

Uwe Flick (Freie Universität, Berlin) completes his set of handbooks on qualitative research this year with the publication of the two-volume set, The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research Design (Flick, 2022a, 2022b). At over 1,200 pages, this volume is much larger than either of the two prior handbooks on qualitative data collection (Flick, 2018) and … Continue reading Qualitative Research Design

Engaging Patients in Patient Education Research: A Short Review of Qualitative Approaches

This week’s blog post is from Dr. Sean Halpin, who is a Senior Research Associate with Evidera, a component of Pharmaceutical Product Development, on the Patient-Centered Research team. Dr. Halpin has over a decade of experience leading socio-behavioral studies across a wide range of chronic and infectious disease areas and has published numerous journal articles … Continue reading Engaging Patients in Patient Education Research: A Short Review of Qualitative Approaches

Reflexivity in qualitative research

This week's guest blogger is Luis R. Alvarez-Hernandez. Luis is a social work Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Georgia and a Doctoral Minority Fellow with the Council on Social Work Education. His research focuses on the wellbeing of Latinx, LGBTQ+, and immigrant communities, with a particular attention to the experiences of people living at the … Continue reading Reflexivity in qualitative research

Exploring phenomenology

Much qualitative research is based on fundamental assumptions of phenomenology, even though this may not be acknowledged by researchers. Unfortunately, novice researchers sometimes assume that this means that any research study that examines human experience is “phenomenology.” Not so. There are many forms of phenomenological inquiry inspired by different philosophical strands of thought. Melissa Freeman’s … Continue reading Exploring phenomenology

“Theory” and “grounded theory”

Conducting a “true” grounded theory (if there such a thing) in which the researcher develops a “grounded theory” about a topic is very challenging. As originally construed by Barney Glaser and Anselm Strauss (1967), a grounded theory study attends to theoretical sampling, along with simultaneous data collection and analysis. Studies often involve larger numbers of … Continue reading “Theory” and “grounded theory”

Introduction to Grounded Theory

This week, guest blogger Dr. Donna Governor provides a screencast that introduces grounded theory research. Dr. Governor is an assistant professor in the Middle Grades, Secondary and Science Education Department at the University of North Georgia. Her research interests are preservice teacher education, STEM education, informal science education. To view, click here: Introduction to grounded … Continue reading Introduction to Grounded Theory

Tips for developing research questions for qualitative research studies

There is no easy path to formulating research questions for a qualitative study. This is because the development of research questions is interconnected with many other issues – including: The theoretical and conceptual framework used; The research design and methods that are planned; Findings from prior research, as well as Practical issues, concerning how long … Continue reading Tips for developing research questions for qualitative research studies