Category Archives: Qualitative methods

Methodical informational challenges in Researching Cross-cultural and Intercultural Communication

This article attempts to offer a response, from a general perspective, to the question of how culture reveals itself in the application of qualitative research methods in intercultural communication. When we use the term “culture” it is important to bear … Continue reading

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Using Qualitative Research

Read A renewed urgency has emerged in the qualitative health research community concerning the utility of qualitative research. This urgency is the result of several converging trends in health care research, including the elevation of practical over basic knowledge, proliferation … Continue reading

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The Social Construction of Validity

Read Validation  of qualitative  research is here  discussed  in  relation  to  postmodern  conceptions of knowledge.  A  modernist  notion  of  true  knowledge  as  a  mirror  of  reality  is replaced  by a postmodern understanding of  knowledge as a social construction. Of  the … Continue reading

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Choice and Quality in Action Research Practice

Read This article explores the nature of quality in action research practice. The origins and purposes of action research and its relation to social science methodology are reviewed. Action research is described in terms of four characteristic dimensions—worthwhile practical purposes, … Continue reading

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