The Qualitative Report

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 4, December

African American Parents' Perceptions of an American Deaf Community: Where's the Poetic Justice?
Poetic prose, a creative qualitative technique, is used to present the findings (emerging themes) of in-depth, thematic interviews with 14 African American parents with deaf children. This is presented in a multi-vocal, interactive, and interwoven...
An Ethnographic-Case Study of Beliefs, Context Factors, and Practices of Teachers Integrating Technology
This ethnographic-case study explored the beliefs, context factors, and practices of three middle school exemplary teachers that led to a technology-enriched curriculum. Findings suggest that these middle school teachers believe technology is a tool...
Developing Culturally Sensitive Skills in Health and Social Care with a Focus on Conducting Research with African Caribbean Communities in England
Researchers may not feel equipped to conduct qualitative research with ethnic minority communities in England because they may lack of culturally sensitive research skills. The aim of this paper is to explore how researchers might integrate culturally...
Do Research Thesis Examiners Need Training?: Practitioner Stories
We are thesis examiners within the Australian academic system who formed a "community of practice" to try to resolve some of the issues we were facing. Stories of examiners reflecting on and examining their own practice are a notable silence in the...
"Hay Sacks Anonymous": Living in the Shadow of the Unidentified. Psychological Aspects of Physical Inactivity from a Phenomenological Perspective
The present qualitative study emanates from a phenomenological perspective and has the purpose of creating an understanding for what a so-called "hay sack" is as well as understanding the experiences of a hay sack. In this context a hay sack refers...
Menopause and Methodological Doubt
Menopause and methodological doubt begins by making a tongue-in-cheek comparison between Descartes' methodological doubt and the self-doubt that can arise around menopause. A hermeneutic approach is taken in which Cartesian dualism and its implications...
Reflecting on the Strategic Use of CAQDAS to Manage and Report on the Qualitative Research Process
As an increasing number of researchers have been trained to use programs such as Atlas/ti, NUD*IST, Nvivo, and ETHNOGRAPH their value in analyzing qualitative data has gained greater recognition. Drawing on the experience of two PhD candidates at the...
Research Paradigms and Meaning Making: A Primer
An introduction and explanation of the epistemological differences of quantitative and qualitative research paradigms is first provided, followed by an overview of the realist philosophical paradigm, which attempts to accommodate the two. From this...
The Social and Cultural Construction of Singlehood among Young, Single Mormons
Religious young adults interpret their single experiences based on an intricate system of influences that include personal beliefs, family, religious teachings, and friendships. This qualitative study of 24 never-married, young Mormon men and women...
Using the Delphi Technique to Search for Empirical Measures of Local Planning Agency Power
This paper shows how the Delphi technique was used to conceptualize and operationalize local planning agency power. In the first of two Delphi studies, twelve scholars suggested four dimensions of agency power: legal authority, degree of control, relative...