The Qualitative Report

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 8, August

Assessing the FACTS: A Mnemonic for Teaching and Learning the Rapid Assessment of Rigor in Qualitative Research Studies
Research literacy is an essential competency for nursing practice (Jakubec & Astle, 2013) and consists of the ability of to locate, understand, and critically evaluate evidence for application in practice--a topic distinct from research capacity...
Consistencies and Inconsistencies between the Iranian EFL Teachers' Beliefs and Practices
It has always been a thought-provoking question why there are discrepancies between what teachers believe to be appropriate and what they actually do in their classes. The topic has been challenging enough to attract researchers' attention. In response...
Contrasting Classic, Straussian, and Constructivist Grounded Theory: Methodological and Philosophical Conflicts
Grounded Theory (GT) is an innovative methodology, consisting of three prevailing traditions: Classic, Straussian and Constructivist GT. Despite their significant divergence, the three factions of grounded theorists claim the same origin and continue...
Demystifying the Mystery of Second Career Teachers' Motivation to Teach
It is often taken as self-evident that teachers can and do make a difference by influencing the lives of children and adolescent and their orientation to learning (Richardson & Watt, 2006). On this premise, it is paramount that only the best and...
Identity Construction in the Margins: A Case Study Involving Non-Conforming Youth
Lauren I don't fit in here. Like I literally do not belong here. It's my own way; you can dress however you want, but don't criticize me. Austin Be yourself even if other people judge you for it. I get judged for dressing like this. I just...
Investigating Food Development in an Area of Norway: An Explorative Study Using a Grounded Theory Approach
This paper started with a request from Magma Geopark to the University of Stavanger, Norwegian School of Hotel Management. Magma Geopark, as an approved geopark, must be able to prove that it has geology of "European interest." The Magma Geopark area...
Perceived Father Roles of Married African American Men: A Phenomenological Study
Over the last several decades, research has sought to understand father-child relationships, father influence on child developmental outcomes, and father influence on the family well-being. Specifically, research has shown the importance of father...
Positionality and Racialization in a PAR Project: Reflections and Insights from a School Reform Collaboration
Community-based participatory action research (PAR) projects address complex problems, which, if solved, would improve the quality of life of people in local communities (Garaway, 2004; Hall, 1992; Selener, 1997). Projects typically are collaborative...
Published: A Grounded Theory of Successful Publication for Midcareer Scholars
Universities have experienced unprecedented growth in higher education since the early 20th century (Gappa, Austin, & Trice 2007). Industry pressure to meet higher ranking drives universities to seek more research productivity (Bland, Center, Finstad,...
Teachers' Perceptions and Conceptualizations of Low Educational Achievers: A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Disengagement for Future NEETs
In Italy over 2,25 million young people, approximately 24% of the population aged 15-29, are NEETs (Not in Education, Employment or Training). After a short period of limited decrease, from 2007 to 2012 there has been, as a result of the Global Financial...
Teaching Qualitative Research: Fostering Student Curiosity through an Arts-Informed Pedagogy
Students entering their first graduate level research course usually have limited knowledge of qualitative research principles and methodologies due to the minimal exposure received in their undergraduate training. As such, qualitative research courses...
The Alternate Assessment Based on Alternate Achievement Standards Eligibility Decision-Making Process
Before the 1997 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 97) students with significant intellectual disabilities (ID) were often excluded from statewide, high-stakes assessment accountability systems. IDEA 97 created...
The Writing Exercise: An Autoethnographic Short Story
I turn on the television and there is chatter back and forth. Noise is what becomes apparent: everything else is lost. The way one side--doesn't matter which--chases the other. I opened a book the other day and enjoyed profound relief. The pleasure...
Understanding African American Males' Schooling Experiences: A Qualitative Inquiry
African American males need early positive schooling experiences to prepare them for lifelong learning in the classroom, yet many African American males do not attend quality preschool programs or participate in early learning opportunities (McCall,...
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