The Qualitative Report

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 2, June

An Interpretive Investigation into Motivations for Outgroup Activism
A qualitative study was conducted to explore the motivations of individuals, who advocate politically for members of social outgroups. Long interviews with social activists focussed on self-ascribed motivations for activism, relationship with the outgroup,...
Provisions of Trustworthiness in Critical Narrative Research: Bridging Intersubjectivity and Fidelity
This paper is a reflective-reflexive examination of provisions of trustworthiness in critical narrative research. The author presents her understanding of provisions of trustworthiness as a science and as an art, and blurs these boundaries as she acknowledges...
Push-Pull Factors of Undocumented Migration from Bangladesh to West Bengal: A Perception Study
Movement is an integral part of human existence. While talking about transborder migration from Bangladesh to India, we are, however, aware that this is a controversial subject. The partition of Bengal in 1947 was the cruelest partition in the history...
Qualitative Research on 'Mediated Dialogism' among Educators and Pupils
The relevance of qualitative research to virtual practices rests on subject knowledge and practical know-how on operations for exchange, growth, learning, and dialogue. Highlighting the discursive perspective, this paper covers theory on emerging didactics...
Sipping Coffee with a Serial Killer: On Conducting Life History Interviews with a Criminal Genius
As part of my Ph.D. research on criminal genius, I conducted 44 semi-structured interviews. One of the 44 subjects, in particular, stood out. This noteworthy individual claimed that he had killed 15 people. His story was particularly interesting because--unlike...
Some Epistemological Issues in the Conduct of Social and Behavioural Studies in the Faculty of Education of Nigeria Universities
A predominantly positivistic--quantitative research tradition is uncovered through a survey of selected Nigerian universities with particular reference to the faculty of education. This predominance of what appears to be a one sided research enterprise...
The Implications of Sex Tourism on Men's Social, Psychological, and Physical Health
This article explores sex tourism and possible concerns for the male sex tourist through a content analysis of sex tourism web sites. This qualitative, exploratory study describes the manner in which sex tour web sites attract and maintain male customers....
The Multiple Roles of Low Income, Minority Women in the Family and Community: A Qualitative Investigation
This longitudinal, ethnographic research study was incepted to investigate service use among families living in poor urban communities. Themes that emerged during data collection focus on the variety of roles played by women, in the home, and in the...
Understanding the Role of Language/culture in Group Work through Qualitative Interviewing
The second language student experience of group work at university is not often transparent in survey evaluations, although the multicultural nature of the student population in Australasia would suggest that culture and language should be on the research...
Visual Evidence in Qualitative Research: The Role of Videorecording
Videorecording allows the researcher to record and replay the pictures and sound of an event. As such, it can be a valuable research tool. Nevertheless, it is not just a simple measuring instrument. As a qualitative research data gathering tool, videorecordings...