Qualitative Research Journal: Volume 15 Issue 1


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A reflexive account on my positionality in a collaborative action research project in a Seychelles secondary school

Jemma Simeon

The paper is based on a doctoral action research project in which three ESL teachers and the author in one secondary school in the Seychelles focused on strategy instruction in…

Evaluating the audio-diary method in qualitative research

Iain Williamson, Dawn Leeming, Steven Lyttle, Sally Johnson

Audio-diary methods are under-utilised in contemporary qualitative research. The purpose of this paper is to discuss participants and researchers’ experiences of using…


Conducting semi-structured interviews with the Vietnamese

Thi Quynh Trang Nguyen

The purpose of this paper is to discuss several cultural and psychological aspects that the author experienced in the interview fieldwork with Vietnamese and the strategies to…


Embracing participation in mental health research: conducting authentic interviews

Paul Morrison, Norman Jay Stomski

Successful interviews are underpinned by several important processes that researchers must take account of. These include: understanding the meaning of participation in research…

In the shadow of deception: Ethical dilemma, positionality, and reflexivity in ethnographic fieldwork

Mario Liong

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the problems and potential of conducting ethnographic research among people with ideologies that are opposed by the researcher and the…


Reflection-in-action in cross-language qualitative research

Erika C. Piazzoli

The purpose of this paper is to reflect on reflective practice as a qualitative methodology, and reflection-in-action as a modus operandi to engage with the artistry of…

Using focus groups in naturally occurring settings

Sally Brown

The purpose of this paper is to reflect on the experiences of conducting focus groups amongst acquaintances in naturally occurring settings, where participants were known to each…


Behind closed doors: negotiating the Ethical Borgs in qualitative inquiry

Marcelle Cacciattolo, Mark Vicars, Tarquam McKenna

The Ethical Borgs are a fictional panel of a set of people who have the task of attending to the manner in which research “should” occur. The scenario is a series of…

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