Qualitative Research Journal: Volume 12 Issue 1


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The methodological identity of shadowing in social science research

Isabelle Bartkowiak‐Theron, Jennifer Robyn Sappey

The research technique of shadowing is the most in‐depth type of systematic, direct observation in situ of behaviours within a particular organisational or social setting, and…


Adult learning and the compilation and retrieval of data: A practical system for qualitative researchers

Alan Montague

The purpose of this paper is to outline a process to assist adult learners and researchers to capture, streamline and retrieve data for the analysis of content from various…

“Guided tour”: a method for deepening the relational quality in narrative research

Michele C. Everett, Margaret S. Barrett

The purpose of this paper is two‐fold: first, to provide a description and theoretical rationale for a methodological innovation used to explore relationships visitors form with a…


Solutions to sustainability: utilising art to communicate the ineffable

Suzanne Grob

Research problems focused on sustainability, such as changes to procurement practices, are new which necessitate new approaches to research methods. The purpose of this paper is…

Constructing imaginary narratives: Practice‐led research and feminist practice in creative writing

Enza Gandolfo

Deleuze and Guattari have argued that in art, including literature, the senses get hold of the world in a non‐conceptual or “sensational” way, adding “new varieties” that can lead…

Friendship as research: Exploring the potential of sisterhood and personal relationships as the foundations of musicological and ethnographic fieldwork

Elizabeth Mackinlay, Brydie‐Leigh Bartleet

The purpose of this paper is to explore the individual music research projects the authors were working on in Borroloola, Northern Territory of Australia, and the ways in which…

Qualitative inquiry: Quality research for connecting with and affecting change in sport populations

Calvin Nite, John N. Singer

The academic discipline and field of sport management has become a legitimate area through which scholarship and theory development can impact sport populations. Yet it has been…


What would I change the next time? A confessional tale of in‐depth qualitative data collection

Claire Smith

The purpose of this paper is to discuss how fieldwork impacted the author's own and one participant's positioning; the author's reflexivity, experiences and feelings of alterity;…


Gender typing in stepmothers: a phenomenological analysis

Julie Gosselin, Katherine Rousseau

Difficulties in defining stepfamily roles remain an important issue for its members. A potentially important factor in defining roles in the family is the identification with a…

Film‐based creative arts enquiry: qualitative researchers as auteurs

Martin Wood, Sally Brown

Inspired by an exciting revival of interest in the working methods and processes of the creative arts, the purpose of this paper is to make use of the auteur approach to film…

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