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The journal publishes quality articles on accounts of action research projects, explorations in the philosophy and methodology of action research, and considerations of the nature of quality in action research practice.
Journals ABOUT doing research.
Grounded Theory Review
Features substantive theories developed using classic grounded theory methodology; focus on methodological perspectives.
Method & Theory in the Study of Religion
Includes articles, notes, book reviews and letters which explicitly address the problems of methodology and theory in the academic study of religion.
Qualitative Research Journal
Devoted to the communication of the theory and practice of qualitative research in the human sciences.
Qualitative Research examples
Conversation and Identity: Jesus and the Samaritan Woman.
Conversation analysis: This study is intended to serve as a methodological illustration of how an embedded dialogue such as that found in John 4:1-26 can be analyzed using a variety of social scientific techniques.
Gendered learning environments in managerial work
Case studies: To investigate female and male managers' learning environments with particular focus on their opportunities for and barriers to learning and career development in the managerial work of a male-dominated industrial company. In the case study 42 managers, 15 women and 27 men in the company were interviewed. The findings demonstrate that the male managers were provided with significantly richer opportunities to participate in activities conducive to learning and career devevelopment.
Quantitative Research examples
Production and appreciation of humor as sexually selected traits
Empirical study. Both men and women prefer someone with a good sense of humor as a relationship partner. However, two recent studies have shown that men are not attracted to funny women, suggesting the sexes use the phrase good sense of humor differently. To investigate this question, we measured the importance participants placed on a partner's production of humor vs. receptivity to their own humor....
How Manipulatives Affect the Mathematics Achievement of Students in Nigerian Schools
An experiment to address the problem of poor achievement in mathematics in Nigerian high schools was carried out in Edo State of Nigeria. Eighteen simple improvised geometric manipulatives were made from ordinary cardboard paper. The manipulatives were used in teaching students in experimental group. There was a control group of students which did not study with manipulatives. Scores were collected from mathematics test taken by students in both experimental and control groups.
Articles ABOUT research methods
Exploratory study in tourism: designing an initial, qualitative phase of sequenced, mixed methods research
This paper argues that when the overall tourism research study involves the use of mixed methods, an initial exploratory stage conducted as part of a sequential research process, requires a systematic approach to achieve a reliable platform for further investigation. The paper shows how and why a systematic research design process in the exploratory stage can enhance the value of studies, when the initial qualitative stage is to be followed by a quantitative phase.
Qual vs quant ... again!
The article discusses the qualitative versus quantitative debate in advertising. Qualitative research can be used to better explain the results of surveys and quantitative studies bring insight into said qualitative research, though on a smaller scale. Research methods can become costly and, due to academic budgets, some such as focus groups are used because they are fast as well. Qualitative and quantitative research can be combined to give the best possible results.
What is good action research?
The article discusses action research which is an orientation to knowledge creation that develops in a setting of practice and demands that researchers work with practitioners. It highlights the academic career and interests of the author. It presents several examples of action research as well as its misconceptions.
Who am I and what am I doing? Becoming a qualitative research interviewer.
Qualitative research can be influenced by the researcher's role in the study. Here, the authors propose reflexive methodologies as a means by which the processes undertaken by the researcher can be made transparent and used as part of the data. Using this approach, this paper explores the experience of becoming a qualitative research interviewer.
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