Useful texts on reading and writing

There is a huge array of literature on both reading and writing. Rather than provide pages of references, here are some texts that I’ve found helpful. Writing literature reviews Boote, D. N., & Beile, P. (2005). Scholars before researchers: On the centrality of the dissertation literature review in research preparation. Educational Researcher, 34(6), 3-15. Wallace, … Continue reading Useful texts on reading and writing

Doing autoethnography

Doing autoethnography means writing a story about oneself, doesn’t it? If that is the case, it should not be hard. Right? In fact, doing autoethnography requires quite a few skills. Among these are: The ability to write evocatively and engagingly. Keen skills for research. This involves doing fieldwork and research in the library. Fieldwork might … Continue reading Doing autoethnography

Getting started with qualitative inquiry

Newcomers to qualitative inquiry encounter numerous new terms. There are so many approaches to doing qualitative inquiry. Further, authors frequently use terms in different ways. What are ways to navigate the maze of beginning to learn about qualitative inquiry? First, it helps to build a scaffold, a strategy recommended by Michael Crotty (1998). In qualitative … Continue reading Getting started with qualitative inquiry