Qualitative Research Journal: Volume 21 Issue 2


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“I'm afraid”: the cultural challenges in conducting ethnographic fieldwork and interviews in Myanmar

Alvin Hoi-Chun Hung, Aung Myo Min

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the cultural issues and difficulties encountered when conducting ethnographic fieldwork and interviews in Myanmar and to discuss the…

English language professors' experiences in using social media network Telegram in their classes: a critical hermeneutic study in the context of Iran

Amir Hossein Kayzouri, Amineh Mohebiamin, Reza Saberi, Hassan Bagheri-Nia

This qualitative study sought to explore how Iranian English language professors used social media network Telegram in their classes and what possibilities and constraints they…

Understanding corruption through the analysis of court case content: research note

Luís de Sousa, Patrícia Calca

The two main objectives of this project were to advance knowledge about the way corruption and related offences are structured and operate in society and to draw inferences on the…

iPhone for data collection: distraction in low-technology home

Laura Teichert

This paper describes the unintended and unanticipated ways an iPhone as a data collection tool created distractions during observations of five-year-old twins' digital literacy…

“Colleague postgraduate supervision” and the production of space in higher education: a duoethnographic analysis

Nomanesi Madikizela-Madiya, John Mushomi Atwebembeire

In this paper we contribute knowledge to the postgraduate supervision discourses by reflecting on our socio-spatial experiences of being supervised by colleagues, a process that…

Dichotomies of method and practice: a review of literature on transcription

Stephanie Anne Shelton, Maureen A. Flint

Transcription is an integral component to qualitative research, and as such, the ways that researchers discuss transcription in the literature matter. Scholarly discussions on the…

Volunteering: what drives and retains it? An analysis of motivational needs together with organizational policies and practices

Fouzia Ashfaq, Mattiullah Butt, Sehrish Ilyas

Drawing on expectancy theory, this research explores how and when volunteers’ motivational drives for volunteering relate to organizational policies and practices. The paper…


Instant messaging: a novel means of facilitating the participation of hard-to-reach groups in sensitive topic research

Jordan Dawson, Alys Einion-Waller, Deborah Jones

As society becomes ever more reliant on Internet technology for everyday communications, this paper explores the use of instant messaging (IM) in qualitative research. Discussed…

The experience of adults recovering from an eating disorder in professionally-led support groups

Archana Waller, Chiara Paganini, Katrina Andrews, Vicki Hutton

The aim of the study is to explore the experience of eating disorder support group participants. The research question is “What is the experience of adults recovering from an…

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