The Qualitative Report

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 3, September

A Critical Reconstruction of Care-in-Action
This paper uses the findings of a critical ethnography studying the interactions of adult colleagues (Korth, 1998) to propose a critical approach to care theory and research. The argument proceeds from Jaggar's (1995) critique of the scholarship on...
Disparate Academic Environments: An Emergent Framework of Socialization
Twenty-four graduate associate and/or full professors from four disparate academic environments were interviewed on the salient attributes they emphasize and reinforce to their graduate students in socializing them to the professional norms of their...
Homophobia: An Autoethnographic Story
This article is an autoethnographic account of one person's struggle with homophobia. It chronicles the experiences and internal battle of the author as she struggles to understand and be accepting of homosexuality. The author identifies and discusses...
Lives in Transition: Stories of Three Foreign Elementary Students from India
This qualitative study tells the stories of three Asian Indian children dealing with the initial phases of adjustment and acculturation at a multicultural elementary school in USA. Constructed using data collected through classroom observations and...
Marriage & Family Therapy Students Learning Qualitative Research: Frameworks Identified through Participatory-Observation
In this study, we used participant-observation to achieve grounded theory as we constructed a model outlining how marriage and family therapy graduate students learn qualitative research methods. We identified three major learning frameworks: Pragmatism,...
Montserrat Place and Mons'rat Neaga: An Example of Impressionistic Autoethnography
This is an impressionistic tale from the field. It is a composite of fieldwork days, the dramatic recall of ethnographic work on Montserrat, a British Dependent Territory in the Eastern Caribbean. At the tail-end of my fieldwork research period, I...
Qualitative Migration Research: Some New Reflections Six Years Later
The main purpose of this article is a brief presentation of the most crucial stages of a research process concerning migration of foreign workers in Greece. The research (within my doctoral studies at Sussex University, Brighton, UK) was undertaken...
Self-Monitoring and Consumer Behavior
In the present research, the relationship between the psychological construct of self-monitoring (Snyder, 1974) and consumer behavior is investigated. The word association study undertaken for the present paper was deliberately unstructured. This type...
Shifting Paradigms and Mapping the Process: Graduate Students Respond to Qualitative Research
We describe the experiences and responses of a group of graduate students as they first encountered an in-depth study of qualitative research methods. Four themes emerged as having important contributions: the nature of previous research experiences,...
The Five-Question Method for Framing a Qualitative Research Study
The Five-Question Method is an approach to framing Qualitative Research, focusing on the methodologies of five of the major traditions in qualitative research: biography, ethnography, phenomenology, grounded theory, and case study. Asking Five Questions,...