Establishing your research question

February 23, 2021 Qualitative research, Writing & publishing

Any piece of research, whether qualitative or quantitative, is driven by a main research question. Hopefully, your research question represents something you are genuinely interested in knowing, and it is this desire to answer this research question that motivates your whole research. Your research question will serve as the guiding compass for your entire study, … Continue reading

Approaching the literature review as a puzzle

December 15, 2020 Writing & publishing

Carrying out a literature review is probably something we are all familiar with, because for conducting any piece of research or writing an academic paper, we have to do some reading of previously published work related to our topic of interest. This may seem like a rather “intuitive” thing to do, read previous work and … Continue reading

Establishing theoretical keywords for your research

September 7, 2020 Qualitative research

What is a theoretical keyword, and why is it important for my research? When designing a qualitative study, one of the first decisions we need to make is to choose our theoretical keywords of interest — the scientific term for the phenomenon we are interested in studying. Theoretical keywords specify your research topic and should … Continue reading

What is a qualitative sensibility?

July 31, 2020 Qualitative research

A qualitative sensibility refers to the mindset that we adopt as qualitative researchers, whereby we critically reflect on what we see around us and in our data to develop deeper and more meaningful interpretations in our qualitative research. To learn more about qualitative research at your own rhythm and pace, click here to see our … Continue reading

“I wish I knew what I know now” – Tips for novice qualitative researchers

July 28, 2020 Qualitative research

Are you interested in conducting qualitative research, but you don’t know where to begin? Qualitative research offers wonderful possibilities for making sense of society and human behavior, but we understand that coming to grips with qualitative research methodology and analysis tools can be daunting. To help novice qualitative researchers, we share some practical advice for … Continue reading

What is qualitative research?

July 14, 2020 Qualitative research

Qualitative research focuses on analyzing words, rather than numbers, to open up new paths of inquiry and knowledge. The overall goal is to capture some aspect of the social or psychological world and provide a coherent framework for telling the story of your research. Not all of the world’s curiosities can be addressed with numbers, … Continue reading

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