The Qualitative Report

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 2, June

A Process of Becoming: In Favour of a Reflexive Narrative Approach
Introduction I am sitting on the lawn in front of my alma mater. The sun is warm, and I cannot resist closing my eyes. The faint smell of freshly cut grass is floating on the breeze and my mind catches a current and drifts off with it. I hear the...
Characteristics of Home: Perspectives of Women Who Are Homeless
Introduction While there has been a steady decline in academic and media attention devoted to homelessness since the mid-1980s (Buck, Toro, & Ramos, 2004), the issues related to homelessness are now garnering increased attention. Today an estimated...
Femininity, Masculinity, and Body Image Issues among College-Age Women: An In-Depth and Written Interview Study of the Mind-Body Dichotomy
Introduction In this article we explore college-age women's perceptions of femininity and masculinity, and the participants' related body image issues. A smaller sample of collegeage men is also included. This qualitative interview research is grounded...
Femininity, Masculinity, and Body Image Issues among College-Age Women: An In-Depth and Written Interview Study of the Mind-Body Dichotomy
In this article we investigate college-age women's body image issues in the context of dominant femininity and its polarization of the mind and body. We use original data collected through seven in-depth interviews and 32 qualitative written interviews...
On Being Degraded in Public Space: An Autoethnography
Introduction Several years ago my friend and I received a vicious beating in public. Our attackers made no attempt to take anything from us. The two men spoke no words while they administered the beating. We have no explanation of why they attacked...
Preliminary Investigation and Interview Guide Development for Studying How Malaysian Farmers' Form Their Mental Models of Farming
Introduction The development of the interview guide is an integral aspect of the process of conducting qualitative research, yet one that receives little attention in the literature. It is often stated that in qualitative research, the researcher...
Preliminary Investigation and Interview Guide Development for Studying How Malaysian Farmers' Form Their Mental Models of Farming
The development of the interview guide is an integral aspect of the process of conducting qualitative research, yet one that receives little attention in the qualitative research literature. It is often assumed that interview guides are merely a list...
Rasgando la Piel: Tatuajes, Cuerpos Y Significados
Introduccion El tatuaje, considerado como una practica de modificacion corporal, implica una manera de alterar el cuerpo o ejecutar cambios sobre el. La accion de tatuar permite definir el tatuaje como una marca o dibujo permanente en el cuerpo...
Reflections on the Local and the Global in Psychology: Innovation, Liberation and Testimonio
Between the Local and the Global: Innovation, Liberation and Testimonio "The challenges of today's world require a 'new' psychology ... We need to be aware of the risks of a global 'monocultural' psychology" (Marsella, 2007, p. 5). Working as...
Reflections on the Local and the Global in Psychology: Innovation, Liberation and Testimonio*
This paper presents some reflections on the process of creating research, from the point of view of a psychologist working in an academic environment in a developing country which is undergoing social transformation. It explores some tensions between...
Social and Virtual Networks: Evaluating Synchronous Online Interviewing Using Instant Messenger
Introduction Transition to Higher Education (HE) within the United Kingdom (UK) environment can present students with personal challenges that are, for some, resolvable and yet for others, insurmountable. Well established social support provided...
The Experience of Gifted Girls Transitioning from Elementary School to Sixth and Seventh Grade: A Grounded Theory
Introduction The concept of giftedness has been defined in many ways, but it is most often defined as high academic ability. The most prominent method of defining giftedness is the utilization of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised...
The Lived Experience of Nurses Working with Student Nurses in the Clinical Environment
Introduction Addressing the negative attitudes of nurses is important because the problem of resolving the nursing shortage is compounded by the negative effects these negative attitudes have on nursing education. Wells (2003) stated that inability...