Qualitative Research Journal: Volume 14 Issue 2


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Mother, researcher, feminist, woman: reflections on “maternal status” as a researcher identity

Nollaig Frost, Amanda Holt

– The purpose of this paper is to discuss the ways in which a researcher's maternal status as “mother” or “non-mother/child-free” is implicated in the research process.


When you have a hammer in your hand, everything looks like a nail : The architecture of service learning

Carla Corroto

Taking Community Design Centers (CDC) in the USA as case studies, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of a type of service learning increasingly found in…

Meeting at the crossroads: re-conceptualising difference in research teams

Louisa Allen, Kathleen Quinlivan, Clive Aspin, Fida Sanjakdar, Annette Brömdal, Mary Lou Rasmussen

The purpose of this paper is to attempt to theorise difference as encountered by a team of six diverse researchers interested in addressing cultural and religious diversity in…

Method emerging: a statement of poetics for a project-based PhD

Mark Lyall

The purpose of this paper is to give an account of the methods used for the author's project-based doctoral thesis, Hatred and History. The methodology is offered not as an…

Using pictures innovatively to determine workplace hazard identification skills

Susanne Bahn

The purpose of this paper is to present a data collection tool that is not new, however, has been very effective as an assessment tool in a 2012 research study investigating the…


Exploring power relations embedded in medication communication processes on general medical wards

Wei Liu, Elizabeth Manias, Marie Gerdtz

The purpose of this paper is to examine power relations embedded in verbal and non-verbal medication communication processes that involve nurses, doctors, pharmacists and patients…

Expanding the debate : A comparative exploration of physical and spiritual ways of knowing, methods and measures

Ann M. Carrington

The current exploration and inclusion of spirituality across disciplines has, up to this point, focused largely on defining spirituality and creating practice and assessment…

Using video to trace the embodied and material in a study of health practice

Nick Hopwood

To explore the methodological implications of sociomaterial theory for qualitative research about practice. The purpose of this paper is to assess the potential and limitations of…

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