Qualitative Research Journal: Volume 13 Issue 2


Table of contents - Special Issue: Selected papers from the 2012 Association of Qualitative Research/Discourse, Power and Resistance Conference

The good, the bad and the ugly: searching for critical research in psychology

Paul Duckett, David Fryer, Rebecca Lawthom, Brona Nic Giolla Easpaig, Harriet Radermacher

The purpose of this paper is to answer the question “what is good research?” from the perspective of critical researchers working in the discipline of psychology.


The power of one: an autoethnographic journey of a rugby union referee

Christopher Francis Baldwin

The purpose of this paper is to reveal the experiences the author encountered during one of his rugby union refereeing seasons.


Critical theory for women empowerment through ICT studies

Meera Kenkarasseril Joseph

Information and communication technology (ICT) is a powerful tool and an enabler of economic growth in under‐developed areas. ICTs have played an important role in women's…


Exploring the situational complexities associated practice change in health

Sophie Dilworth, Isabel Higgins, Vicki Parker, Brian Kelly, Jane Turner

The purpose of this paper is to critically examine multidisciplinary, group clinical supervision sessions and to extend current understandings of the barriers/enablers to the…


Discourses of delusion in demanding times: A critical analysis of the career education and guidance policy guidelines for New Zealand secondary schools

Barrie A. Irving

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how critical discourse analysis can help to uncover the dominant discursive formations that underlie policy guidelines within…


Chiasmatic interpretative communities: an innovative methodology

Ruth Billany

Qualitative social research strives to deepen our understanding of aspects of everyday human life and the narrative metaphor of people living storied lives is re‐created in the…

“New basics” and literacies: deepening reflexivity in qualitative research

Wendy Cumming‐Potvin

With particular reference to insider/outsider qualitative research, the purpose of this paper is to present new understandings about the concepts of literacy and reflexivity…

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