The Qualitative Report

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 5, May

A Content Analysis of the Leadership Styles of Steve Waugh and Sourav Ganguly: Leadership Lesson from the Game of Cricket
In this study, the researchers focus on the leadership styles of two of the game of Cricket's most charismatic leaders of the twenty-first century--Steve Waugh of Australia and Sourav Ganguly of India in a bid to relate their styles with classic leadership...
A Content Analysis of the Leadership Styles of Steve Waugh and Sourav Ganguly: Leadership Lesson from the Game of Cricket
Leadership may be defined as the "process of influencing the activities of an individual or group to achieve certain objectives in a given situation" (DuBrin, 1990, p. 257). Management researchers have spent over a century trying to fathom the concept...
Always Loved but Never Entitled: Professor Intentions to Promote Leadership in Women
The roles of women in society, the workplace, the home, and even the classroom have changed significantly over the last century. According Chin (2011), social rules of etiquette and gender roles are now more flexible and equity within the marital relationship...
A Preliminary Investigation of Empirically Based and Spiritually Based Marital Enrichment Programs
Research speaks to the efficacy of many empirically based marital enrichment programs (Butler & Wampler, 1999; Giblin, Sprenkle, & Sheehan, 1985; Hof & Miller, 1981; Miller & Sharrard, 1999; Stanley, Blumberg, & Markman, 1999; Zimpher,...
A Woman as a Decision-Maker: Exploring the “Lived Experience” at Home and Outside
The post-independence era saw the Indian constitution giving equal opportunities to men and women on paper yet women in India remain in the shadows in comparison to men (IndiaToday, 2015). Bishop (1985) of Kenya stressed, "Train a man and you train an...
Biography as a "Tree of Choices": Discovering the Life Trajectories of Young Entrepreneurs in Russia
The article reveals the life trajectories of Russian entrepreneurs in the context of four modern institutions of socialization which determine individual career paths--family, education, social environment and professional experience. Our empirical...
Chandra's Story: An Adult Education Student Journeys from Fear to Gratitude
This article presents the story of Chandra (her real name), a middle-aged, Guyanese-American woman attending an adult education center in the Northeast United States. Chandra grew up in extreme poverty in Guyana, and was taken out of school at age...
Change in Everyday Life and in the Communication World: A Co-Constructed Performance Autoethnography
In this paper, we use a co-constructed performance autoethnography to explore change in everyday life and in the communication world. Keywords: Autoethnography, Performance Autoethnography, Communication, Change, Everyday Life Performance autoethnography...
Dreaming despite Despair
Laurence Ralph's (2014) Renegade Dreams presents a glimpse into the lived experience of Chicago's gang members. The author details that through various forms of injury people living in urban poverty hold dreams that motivate them through survival....
Dreaming despite Despair
Ralph's (2014) book Renegade Dreams invites the reader into Eastwood, a West Side Chicago African-American neighborhood notorious for high unemployment, high violence, and its gang presence. In his ethnographic study of gang members living in urban poverty,...
Employing Polyethnography to Navigate Researcher Positionality on Weight Bias
Messages that stigmatize people according to their body weight are rampant in the media and society as a whole, often propagated in the messages given by family and friends (Jun & Lee, 2014; Oliver, 2006). Individuals are exposed to messages that...
Faculty Perceptions of Communication at an Academic Medical Center: A Faculty Forward Qualitative Analysis
BackgroundThe University of Mississippi Medical Center facilitated the administration of the Faculty Forward Engagement Survey by the Association of American Medical Colleges to faculty in the schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, and health...
Folding Time, Places That Linger and Other “Queer” Modes of Representing Sense of Place
Most will agree that sometimes unusual things happen when we sit down to write, especially when we attempt to do so about ourselves, our experiences or our places. Three strange things happened to me recently when I sat down to "do something" with some...
Leadership in an Australian Context: Highlighting a Qualitative Investigation with Construct Validity Support
The paper highlights how grounded theory methodology (GT) generates themes and categories of leadership processes within a context that hasn't been researched thus far. The context is the Australian Muslim organisations (AMO). The iterative and repetitive...
Meaning of Pregnancy Terms among African-American Women
The concept of pregnancy intendedness is complex and may not bear the same meaning to all women. Moreover, researcher definition and women's meaning were thought to be different. Some researchers have indicated that it is unclear how well women under...
School Principals’ Views on Administration Work, Their “Frequent Turnover” and Its Effects on Their Work
As a school administrator, an educational leader promotes a significant influence on the effectiveness of their school and the achievement of their students. Effective principals understand the core purpose of schools and have the capacity to develop...
The Application of Grounded Theory: An Example from Nursing Workforce Research
The application of grounded theory was the conduit to theory development in this study. The intent was to explore nurse manager, educator, preceptor, and new graduates' perceptions of workplace readiness for new graduates entering an Intensive Care...
The Great Divide: A Review of Paying for the Party
Go to college, get a high paying job, buy a house and raise a family. From the viewpoint of the "American Dream," a college education leads to a life full of purpose and success. On a daily basis, we are inundated with mass media hailing the value of...
Using World of Warcraft to Teach Research Methods in Online Doctoral Education: A Student-Instructor Duoethnography
Online doctoral education is now a viable option for those who wish to pursue a terminal degree through a distance venue (Kung & Logan, 2014). Yet, questions about best practice in online doctoral education have led to discussion and inquiry on issues...
U.S. Principals' Interpretation and Implementation of Teacher Evaluation Policies
Most researchers and policymakers agree one step towards overall school improvement and the long-term success of students is access to quality teaching (Chetty, Friedman, & Rockoff, 2014; Darling-Hammond, 2000). Despite the consensus on the importance...
When Culture Matters: Frame Resonance and Protests against Femicide in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
How important is frame resonance in social movement framings? Do resonant frames contribute to the success of a movement? When frames do not culturally resonate, does it make it more difficult for movements to be successful? How does one handle a research...
Women Workforce Attrition Dynamics in Indian IT/ ITES Sector
The objective of the study is to identify various factors responsible for women's workforce attrition in Indian IT/ITES sector. Thematic analysis was used to generate the factors affecting women's workforce attrition. For the purpose of the study semi-structured...
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