Qualitative Research Journal: Volume 20 Issue 4


Table of contents - Special Issue: Research and Methodology in times of Crisis and Emergency

Guest Editors: MarkVicars

Critical social science as a research methodology in universities in times of crisis

John Smyth

To consider what a criticalist qualitative research methodology might look like for universities in the context of the contemporary COVID-19 crisis.


Universities and research in times of crisis: the getting of wisdom

Lorraine Ling

In a time of the COVID-19, pandemic universities and researchers have been faced with unprecedented issues and challenges, and the purpose of this paper is to explore those…

Adopting a modified Delphi technique for revisiting the curriculum: a useful approach during the COVID-19 pandemic

Vidyut Rajhans, Sumita Rege, Usman Memon, Amit Shinde

The purpose of this paper is to describe a participatory qualitative research project using the Delphi consensus technique aided by Internet technology for successful transition…


Collaborative autoethnography: “self-reflection” as a timely alternative research approach during the global pandemic

Rituparna Roy, Shinya Uekusa

The authors’ aim in this commentary is to critically assess the potential benefits and limitations of collaborative autoethnography (CAE) as a research tool to be used by…


Researching with the Sturm und Drang of COVID-19: telling tales of teachers' teaching

Ligia Pelosi, Mark Vicars

The purpose of this paper is to reflect on the effects of COVID-19 on teachers' pedagogical approaches, and how this has consequences for student learning.


The role of universities in times of crisis: a vice-chancellor's perspective

John Dewar

University responses to crises range from providing practical support to affected students and staff; providing leadership to the community; contributing to the development of…


Exodus at home: a narrative introspection on what matters

Shirley R. Steinberg

To exemplify how narrative leads us to question and continue question in a capitalized academic world which continually demands answers.

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