The Qualitative Report

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 10, October

A Critical Analysis of the Delivery of a Psychosocial Workshop for Cancer Survivors with Lymphedema
Introduction As survival rates increase for many forms of cancer (Canadian Cancer Society, 2015), there is a growing need to understand the experiences of cancer survivors and the many challenges and quality of life issues they may encounter. One...
Community-Level CSR Implementation through the Lens of Institutional Theory: An Empirical Study
Introduction Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a global phenomenon (Jamali, 2014), however, in most of the countries in the world CSR spending is a voluntary and self-regulating activity of corporations (Afsharipour & Rana, 2014). Seemingly,...
Community-Level CSR Implementation through the Lens of Institutional Theory: An Empirical Study
IntroductionCorporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a global phenomenon (Jamali, 2014), however, in most of the countries in the world CSR spending is a voluntary and self-regulating activity of corporations (Afsharipour & Rana, 2014). Seemingly,...
Cultural Variations and Socio-Ecocultural Understanding of Cross-Cultural Adaptation
IntroductionInternational mobility challenged a sojourner's physical, psychological, socio-cultural and financial fitness. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) reported that an estimated 4.5 million international students...
Cultural Variations and Socio-Ecocultural Understanding of</P> <P>Cross-Cultural Adaptation
Introduction International mobility challenged a sojourner's physical, psychological, socio-cultural and financial fitness. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) reported that an estimated 4.5 million international students...
Enhancing the Value of Qualitative Field Notes through Purposeful Reflection
Professors of qualitative research methods seek new methods to help novice researchers embrace their philosophical lens, personal epistemology, and bias as they embark on their first efforts to collect, interpret, and analyze qualitative data. Students...
Exploring Effective Foreign Language Teaching from the Eyes of Iranian Learners: Reporting a Qualitative Interview Study
Introduction Every student has a natural right to get the most effective education. (1) Many factors influence effective education, chief amongst them are the instructional practices and actions of the teacher who is at the very centre of pedagogy....
Exploring Effective Foreign Language Teaching from the Eyes of Iranian Learners: Reporting a Qualitative Interview Study
IntroductionEvery student has a natural right to get the most effective education.1 Many factors influence effective education, chief amongst them are the instructional practices and actions of the teacher who is at the very centre of pedagogy. Research...
Exploring Intersecting Program Elements in Longer-Term Concurrent Disorder Services for Adults: A Qualitative Evaluation
Introduction Outcomes for participants in substance misuse treatment are shaped and measured by many therapy related factors, such as counseling hours (Knight, Broome, Simpson, &amp; Flynn, 2008), length of treatment (Romelsjo, Palmstierna, Hansagi,...
Exploring Intersecting Program Elements in Longer-Term Concurrent Disorder Services for Adults: A Qualitative Evaluation
IntroductionOutcomes for participants in substance misuse treatment are shaped and measured by many therapy related factors, such as counseling hours (Knight, Broome, Simpson, &amp; Flynn, 2008), length of treatment (Romelsjo, Palmstierna, Hansagi, &amp;...
Music Generated Narratives: Elaborating the Da Capo Interview Technique
Introduction In qualitative research, music has been used to reveal and re/present data (Beer, 2013), to explore aspects such as its relationship with aggression (Roberts &amp; Mattern, 2014), and as a metaphor to facilitate thesis writing (van...
Music Generated Narratives: Elaborating the Da Capo Interview Technique
IntroductionIn qualitative research, music has been used to reveal and re/present data (Beer, 2013), to explore aspects such as its relationship with aggression (Roberts &amp; Mattern, 2014), and as a metaphor to facilitate thesis writing (van Shalkwyk,...
"My Determination Is to Live": Narratives of African-American Women Who Have Lived with HIV for 10 or More Years
Communities of color are disproportionately affected by health disparities, and public health efforts have been instrumental to reduce the burden of disease. As an example: HIV/AIDS incidence rates in African-American women decreased from 2005-2014,...
"My Determination Is to Live": Narratives of African-American Women Who Have Lived with HIV for 10 or More Years
Communities of color are disproportionately affected by health disparities, and public health efforts have been instrumental to reduce the burden of disease. As an example: HIV/AIDS incidence rates in African-American women decreased from 2005-2014,...
Problematic and Damaged Image of a University among Iranian Students: The Lived Experience of Iranian Students at Universities
Introduction During the past decades, universities were tempted to earn money, due to the massification of higher education followed by limitations on the public and governmental resources of the universities. Since students were also considered...
Problematic and Damaged Image of a University among Iranian Students: The Lived Experience of Iranian Students at Universities
IntroductionDuring the past decades, universities were tempted to earn money, due to the massification of higher education followed by limitations on the public and governmental resources of the universities. Since students were also considered a group...
Qualitative Explorations into Customer Based Brand Equity (CBBE) for Medical Tourism in India
Introduction Carrera and Bridges (2006) defined medical tourism (MT) as, "The organized travel outside one's local environment for the maintenance, enhancement or restoration of an individual's well-being in mind and body" (p. 447). Medical tourism...
Qualitative Explorations into Customer Based Brand Equity (CBBE) for Medical Tourism in India
IntroductionCarrera and Bridges (2006) defined medical tourism (MT) as, "The organized travel outside one's local environment for the maintenance, enhancement or restoration of an individual's well-being in mind and body" (p. 447). Medical tourism is...
Reflecting on the Book of Alvesson and Skoldberg' Reflexive Methodology: New Insights and Its Importance in Qualitative Studies
Introduction The context of identifying and using reflexivity and reflective process in doing a qualitative research is an important aspect in doing such a method. There are different varieties of reflexivity (Bourdieu &amp; Wacquant, 1992). These...
Reflecting on the Book of Alvesson and Skoldberg' Reflexive Methodology: New Insights and Its Importance in Qualitative Studies
IntroductionThe context of identifying and using reflexivity and reflective process in doing a qualitative research is an important aspect in doing such a method. There are different varieties of reflexivity (Bourdieu &amp; Wacquant, 1992). These include...
Rising out of the Gap: Early Adolescent Black Males and Academic Success
The education of high-achieving Black students has received relatively little attention in educational literature (Ford, 2006; Henfield, Washington, &amp; Byrd, 2014; Warren, Douglas, &amp; Howard, 2016). Recent authors contend that understanding the...
Sociocultural Factors That Influence Migrant Students' Academic Performance in an English Language Teaching Program: Voices from Abroad
Introduction The demands imposed by an increasingly globalized world have caused continuous changes in social, political, economic and educational structures in many countries around the world. A need for mobility and intercultural exchange have...
Sociocultural Factors That Influence Migrant Students' Academic Performance in an English Language Teaching Program: Voices from Abroad
IntroductionThe demands imposed by an increasingly globalized world have caused continuous changes in social, political, economic and educational structures in many countries around the world. A need for mobility and intercultural exchange have come...
Tasman Connections through Song: Engaging in Classrooms and in Community
Introduction This paper situates itself across the Tasman (the ocean that separates Australia and New Zealand) where both authors (Dawn and Robyn) undertake music teaching, and research in higher education and in the wider community. As tertiary...
Tasman Connections through Song: Engaging in Classrooms and in Community
IntroductionThis paper situates itself across the Tasman (the ocean that separates Australia and New Zealand) where both authors (Dawn and Robyn) undertake music teaching, and research in higher education and in the wider community. As tertiary music...
The Ayes Have It!
In the Beginning: My Story From birth, I was prepared to survive. Not only to survive but to thrive--the world as I knew it was about to change. This changed my perspective on who I found myself to be and how the world would interact with me and...
The Ayes Have It!
In the Beginning: My StoryFrom birth, I was prepared to survive. Not only to survive but to thrive-the world as I knew it was about to change. This changed my perspective on who I found myself to be and how the world would interact with me and my journey...
The Use of a Smartphone to Facilitate Qualitative Research in South Africa
Introduction In this paper, we describe the usefulness of a smartphone in conducting qualitative research by using the experiences of the first author while conducting a qualitative study for a doctoral degree in South Africa. The paper defines...
The Use of a Smartphone to Facilitate Qualitative Research in South Africa
IntroductionIn this paper, we describe the usefulness of a smartphone in conducting qualitative research by using the experiences of the first author while conducting a qualitative study for a doctoral degree in South Africa. The paper defines a smartphone,...
Through Army-Colored Glasses: A Layered Account of One Veteran's Experiences in Higher Education
There is an unfortunate gap in the literature on veterans' issues in higher education with little exploration from an insider perspective. To best honor the voice of the student veteran community, I wrote this autoethnography utilizing my own insider...
Through Army-Colored Glasses: A Layered Account of One Veteran's Experiences in Higher Education
There is an unfortunate gap in the literature on veterans' issues in higher education with little exploration from an insider perspective. To best honor the voice of the student veteran community, I wrote this autoethnography utilizing my own insider...
Translation in Qualitative Studies: Evaluation Criteria and Equivalence
IntroductionResearch crosses national and linguistic barriers as the world is becoming more globalized (Guest, Namey, &amp; Mitchell, 2013). There are large numbers of researchers who are conducting and focusing their research outside their country of...
Un-Naming Collaboration: An Unexpected Catalyst for Understanding Participation in Critical Ethnography
Introduction In this article, we trace interactions with participants in two different research projects and examine ways our respective journeys into research unfolded when we abandoned claims of collaboration in our work and asked why participants...
Un-Naming Collaboration: An Unexpected Catalyst for Understanding Participation in Critical Ethnography
IntroductionIn this article, we trace interactions with participants in two different research projects and examine ways our respective journeys into research unfolded when we abandoned claims of collaboration in our work and asked why participants still...
Using Skype as a Qualitative Interview Medium within the Context of Saudi Arabia: A Research Note
In this paper, I discuss my dissertation work regarding the use of Skype as a medium to conduct semi-structured interviews in qualitative studies within the context of the Eastern region in Saudi Arabia that is known for its diversity: conservative...
Using Skype as a Qualitative Interview Medium within the Context of Saudi Arabia: A Research Note
In this paper, I discuss my dissertation work regarding the use of Skype as a medium to conduct semi-structured interviews in qualitative studies within the context of the Eastern region in Saudi Arabia that is known for its diversity: conservative yet...
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