Qualitative Research Journal: Volume 21 Issue 3


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“We have tiny purses in our vaginas!!! #thanksforthat”: absurdity as a feminist method of intervention

Jenny Sundén, Susanna Paasonen

According to thesaurus definitions, the absurd translates as “ridiculously unreasonable, unsound, or incongruous”; “extremely silly; not logical and sensible”. As further…


Introducing ficto-feminism: a non-fiction, fictitious conversation with Hallie Flanagan, director of the Federal Theatre Project (1935–1939)

Kristin S. Williams

Ficto-feminism is offered here as a creative method for feminist historical inquiry in management and organizational studies (MOSs).


Drama pedagogy as a catalyst for shifting language anxiety in primary school teachers: offering critical engagement within EFL classroom

Naoko Araki

Japanese school teachers are facing challenges under the new curricula reform, and there is still a lack of preparation to guide them to a successful implementation. Dilemmas…

Emotional education program: a participative intervention with teachers

Alcione Moreira Marques, Adriana Queiroz Botelho Fóz, Eduardo Guedes Queiroz Lopes, Luiza Hiromi Tanaka

The purpose of this paper is to assess the effects of a program to develop socioemotional competence (SEC) focused on self-awareness and emotional self-management as a resource…

Exploring the antecedents of English language teachers' teaching self-efficacy: a qualitative study

Goudarz Alibakhshi, Hossein Abdollahi, Behzad Nezakatgoo

This study aimed at exploring the antecedents of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers' self-efficacy (SE). That is, the main purpose was to deeply delve into the main…

Using a three-stage focus group design to develop questionnaire items for a mass survey on corruption and austerity: a roadmap

Luís de Sousa, Isabel R. Pinto, Felippe Clemente, Gustavo Gouvêa Maciel

This article presents focus groups as a method to enhance questionnaire design to frame and test items for a mass survey on corruption and austerity in democracy. Such methodology…

Critical realism: what you should know and how to apply it

Ama Lawani

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the critical realism (CR) philosophical viewpoint and how it can be applied in qualitative research. CR is a relatively new and viable…


Navigating the narrative space: insights, experiences, and emotions of the novice researcher

Lynette Harland Shotton

The purpose of the paper is to explore the theory and approaches employed by a novice narrative researcher to open, work in, and close the narrative space. The paper reflects on…

Investigating pre-service teacher learning: transformations and artful mindshift

Julie Arnold

This research explores the ways in which a pre-service teacher (Deidre) reflects on experiences to develop transformation into a professional educator. This study investigates how…

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