Qualitative Research Journal: Volume 24 Issue 3


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How to build rapport in online space: using online chat emoticons for qualitative interviewing in feminist research

Jiyea Park

This study draws on the author's experiences building rapport through online chat for data collection for the author's doctoral dissertation. The author contacted ten Korean women…

Living with the scepticism for qualitative research: a phenomenological polyethnography

Jill Fenton Taylor, Ivana Crestani

This paper aims to explore how an academic researcher and a practitioner experience scepticism for their qualitative research.

The experience of hurt in the deepest part of self; a phenomenological study in young people with non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI)

Soudeh AghaMohammadi, Mohammad Ali Mazaheri, Ladan Fata, Fereshteh Mootabi, Basir Moghadasiyan

What is happening in the perceived world of young people who have non-suicidal self-injury? The answer to this question explains many quantitative research findings in the field…

Operationalising critical realism for case study research

Olivier Fuchs, Craig Robinson

Critical realism is an increasingly popular “lens” through which complex events, entities and phenomena can be studied. Yet detailed operationalisations of critical realism are at…

Street vendors and power relations among actors: process of place making in Borobudur food and craft market

Cicilia Larasati Rembulan, Astrid Kusumowidagdo, Melania Rahadiyanti

Existing literature shows conflicting views regarding street vendors in a place. They are considered both positive and negative. Their existence has rarely been examined from a…

Visual tools for supporting interviews in qualitative research: new approaches

Marta Olmo-Extremera, Lucía Fernández-Terol, Diana Amber Montes

This study aims to describe and evaluate various visual and creative tools for supporting the in-depth biographical interview aimed at analyzing educational communities and their…


Language, educational inequalities and epistemic access: crafting alternative pathways for Fiji

Prashneel Ravisan Goundar

The goal of this article is two-fold. The first is to contribute new insights to inform education policies for addressing the underlying educational inequalities and injustices…

Problem areas of determining the sample size in qualitative research: a model proposal

Hasan Tutar, Mehmet Şahin, Teymur Sarkhanov

The lack of a definite standard for determining the sample size in qualitative research leaves the research process to the initiative of the researcher, and this situation…

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