The Qualitative Report

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 3, May

Applying Grounded Theory to Weight Management among Women: Making a Commitment to Healthy Eating
Research suggests that a modest amount of weight loss can provide health benefits and reduce risk factors; unfortunately, many dietary and behavioral treatments have failed to demonstrate long-term weight maintenance (Ogden, Yanovski, Carroll, &...
Choreographing Intertextual Stories: Qualitative Inquiry Meets Oral History
Qualitative inquiry and oral history. When Janesick (2010) brought these two notions together in her book entitled Oral History for the Qualitative Researcher: Choreographing the Story, she joined a tradition of some of the most innovative thinkers...
Communicating Qualitative Research Study Designs to Research Ethics Review Boards
Researchers using qualitative methodologies appear to be particularly prone to having the quality of their study design called into question by research ethics review boards (Lincoln & Tierney, 2004; Macdonald & Carnevale, 2008) as well as...
Compatibility between Text Mining and Qualitative Research in the Perspectives of Grounded Theory, Content Analysis, and Reliability
Problem and Purpose With advances in computing technology, text mining has become an emerging research method in various fields, including bioinformatics (Cohen & Hersh, 2005; Kano et al., 2009; Kostoff, Block, Stump, & Pfeil, 2004; Kostoff,...
Consistency and Change in Participatory Action Research: Reflections on a Focus Group Study about How Farmers Learn
Our research team is in the middle of a three-year, multi-phase, multi-state participatory action research study to discover more about how farmers learn. We hope to use our findings to help Extension agents and other agricultural educators develop...
Dialogic Exchanges and the Negotiation of Differences: Female Graduate Students' Experiences of Obstacles Related to Academic Mentoring
Throughout history mentors have played significant roles in teaching, inducting, and developing the skills and talents of others (Ehrich, Hansford, & Tennent, 2004). In fact, mentoring has been transferred to a number of contexts (e.g., business...
"Every Word Is True": Stories of Our Experiences in a Qualitative Research Course
Experience happens narratively ... Therefore, educational experience should be studied narratively. (Clandinin & Connelly, 2000, p. 19) Narrative inquiry is a way of understanding experience. It is a collaboration between researcher and participants...
Mixed Methods Research of Adult Family Care Home Residents and Informal Caregivers
Robbins (2001), a noted ethnographer, argued that "rigorous qualitative research can provide the 'why' behind statistically significant differences" (p. 27). Noted quantitative researchers, Crawley et al., (2000) stated that "qualitative research is...
Narrative Research Methodology in Mobile Work Research
Mobile Work, Mobile Lives: Cultural Accounts of Lived Experiences (Meerwarth, Gluesing, & Jordan, 2008) is one volume of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) Bulletin. The editors aim to unfold--by adopting a narrative...
Public Opinion and the Death Penalty: A Qualitative Approach
Over the past few decades American correctional policy has focused on a "get tough" approach toward crime and punishment. In order to cast themselves as "tough on crime," both Democrats and Republicans have continuously supported measures to increase...
Research Praxis from Design to Completion: A Review of Designing and Managing Your Research Project - Core Knowledge for Social and Health Researchers
Research Praxis from Design to Completion: A Review of Designing and Managing your Research Project - Core Knowledge for Social and Health ResearchersThomas and Hodges (2010) have written a very practical and indeed a valuable book on how to do research...
Research Praxis from Design to Completion: A Review of Designing and Managing Your Research Project-Core Knowledge for Social and Health Researchers
The book Designing and Managing Your Research Project--Core Knowledge for Social and Health Researchers by David R. Thomas and Ian D. Hodges (2010) is rich in content, full of practical information with a simple, easy-to-follow layout. In the following...
Socio-Cultural Challenges in Conducting Ethnographic Research among Ethiopian Street Youth
A great body of literature exists on the usefulness of field notes in qualitative research. Much of the literature addresses the importance of field notes for amplifying participant data that are collected in qualitative research (Ortlipp, 2008). Often,...
Stressful Life Events and Behavior Change: A Qualitative Examination of African American Women's Participation in a Weight Loss Program
Stressful events occur in routine life and demand a certain amount of attention, time, and effort. How one copes with stressful events may vary based on a variety of factors including age, gender, socioeconomic status, and race (Tanyi & Werner,...
Support Network Responses to Acquired Brain Injury
Acquired brain injury (ABI) is a general term describing damage to the brain that happens after birth and does not relate to congenital disorder, developmental disability, or a progressive disease (Toronto Acquired Brain Injury Network, n.d.). Psychosocial...
The Challenges of Reflexivity
From the start, Perils, Pitfalls & Reflexivity in Qualitative Research in Education by Shamim and Qureshi (2010) begins to meet the book title's promise. In chapter one, Holliday (2010) provides different perspectives on data samples from his own...
Themes of Identity: An Auto-Ethnographical Exploration
The foreigner is the other of the family, the clan, the tribe. At first he blends with the enemy. External to my religion, too, he could have been the heathen, the heretic. Not having made an oath of fealty to my lord, he was born on another land,...
The Phenomenon of Collaboration: A Phenomenologic Study of Collaboration between Family Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology Departments at an Academic Medical Center
There is a growing recognition that complex health issues necessitate intersectoral collaboration among medical specialties and with others outside of medicine. Collaboration in health care is cited as essential by national professional organizations...
The Vulnerable Researcher: Some Unanticipated Challenges of Doctoral Fieldwork
Graduate students who choose to undertake the rigours of doctoral research do so for a variety of reasons, but for many it is a first and necessary step towards acquiring future academic employment. In the current hiring environment in which those...
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