The Qualitative Report

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 4, December

A Critique of the Capacity of Strauss' Grounded Theory for Prediction, Change, and Control in Organisational Strategy Via a Grounded Theorisation of Leisure and Cultural Strategy
In this paper we critique grounded theory's ability to fulfil its aim of offering a practical vehicle for prediction, change, and control as stipulated in grounded theory's original formulation by Glaser and Strauss, and later developed by Strauss....
Dialectical Inquiry: A Structured Qualitative Research Method
This paper presents Dialectical Inquiry (DI) as a structured qualitative research method for studying participant models of organizational processes. The method is applied to rich secondary anecdotal data on technology transfer, gathered by subject-matter...
Discussing Laddering Application by the Means-End Chain Theory
This article aims at analyzing laddering as a technique of qualitative research, emphasizing the procedures for data collection, analysis and interpretation, and its main limitations as well. "Laddering refers to an in-depth, one-on-one interviewing...
Elaborating the Grounding of the Knowledge Base on Language and Learning for Preservice Literacy Teachers
This purpose of this article is to present a qualitative inquiry into the genesis of sociolinguistics and the contributions of eight sociolinguistic pioneers. This inquiry, based on an historical interpretation of events, reformulates the concept of...
Meeting the Needs of a Latino English Language Learner through Teacher Research
Over the years, Ms. Lane's third grade mathematics classroom had become increasingly diverse. Challenged by the growing population of English Language Learners (ELL) and her need to change her teaching practice to meet their needs, Ms. Lane selected...
Negotiated Boundaries: Conceptual Locations of Pregnancy and Childbirth
Dominant notions of reproduction perceive childbearing as physical processes that take place within women's bodies. This perception undermines non-physical components and removes men from the process. This project uses social constructionism to explore...
Preservice Teachers' Professional Development in a Community of Practice Summer Literacy Camp for Children At-Risk: A Sociocultural Perspective
This inquiry applied an innovative sociocultural framework to examine transformations in preservice teachers' professional development as they worked with children at-risk in a summer literacy camp. The camp incorporated a community of practice model...
Qualitative Research and Quilting: Advice for Novice Researchers
This paper relates how the author, a novice qualitative researcher, uses the familiar process of quilting to help her clarify the research process. Other novice researchers are advised to look around for similar connections they can make in their lives...
Southern Rural Public Schools: A Study of Teacher Perspectives
This ethnography explores teachers' perspectives of the cultural issues affecting academic performance in twelve public high schools in rural Mississippi and Louisiana. From a thematic analysis of the tape-recorded interviews of forty-one mathematics...
The Pre-Conceptual Map Methodology: Development and Application
The objective of this article is to present the Pre-Conceptual Map methodology as a formalized way to identify, document, and utilize preconceived assumptions on the part of the researcher in qualitative inquiry. This technique can be used as a stand...
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