Are you a qualitative researcher? Do you know what is qualitative study.
According to Denzin and Lincoln (2005; p.3) qualitative research means “a situated activity that locates the observer in the world. It consists of a set of interpretive, material practices that make the world visible”. In other words, qualitative researchers study things in their natural environment, to understand or grasp phenomena in terms of the meanings people bring to them. Miles and Huberman (1994, p.1) review qualitative research as a “source of well grounded, rich descriptions and explanations of process in identifiable local context”.
Here are some resources typically used by qualitative scholars:
•Easterby-Smith, M., Thorpe, R. and Lowe, A. (2002), Management Research: An Introduction, Sage, London
•Lee, T. (1999), Using qualitative methods in organizational research, Sage, London
•Marshall, C. and Rossman, G. (1999), Designing Qualitative Research, Sage, London
•Miles, M. and Huberman, A. (1994) Qualitative Data Analysis, Sage, London
(and many more references from SAGE Publication)
Below are the useful links for qualitative researchers:
QDA = Qualitative Data Analysis
CAQDAS = Computer Assisted Qualitative Data AnalysiS
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