Positioning qualitative market research: reflections from theory and practice

Ko de Ruyter (Ko de Ruyter is Associate Professor of Marketing and Marketing Research at Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands)
Norbert Scholl (Norbert Scholl is Senior Account Manager with Research International, Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Qualitative Market Research

ISSN: 1352-2752

Publication date: 1 April 1998


Discusses a number of important issues pertaining to the domain of qualitative market research. Attempts to define what qualitative research is about and discuss some of the difficulties involved in coming up with a clear definition of the qualitative paradigm. Suggests a number of issues relating to theory and practice that warrant the existence of a new journal devoted specifically to qualitative market research. Concludes with a discussion of validity and reliability in the context of qualitative research.



de Ruyter, K. and Scholl, N. (1998), "Positioning qualitative market research: reflections from theory and practice", Qualitative Market Research, Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 7-14. https://doi.org/10.1108/13522759810197550

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