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What is Qualitative Research? by Mind Map: What is
Qualitative Research?
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What is Qualitative Research?

FAQ

What is it?

Where did it come from?

How is it different?

Qualitative research methods

Ethnography

Autoethnography

Case study

Document analysis

Interview study

Narrative inquiry

Phenomenological study

Grounded theory

Purposes of qualitative research

Understand

Interpretivism

Ethnography

Phenomenology

Interrogate

Feminism

Marxism

Critical theory

Deconstruct

Postcolonial

Poststructural

Diaspora

Epistemology

Positivism

Post-positivism

Constructionism

When people construct their own meanings based on their interactions with the world, it is called constructionism. This is the epistemology that informs all qualitative research.

Dollar words

subject

objective

generalizability

validity

reliability

truth

fact

reality

bias

About this map

Authors

This map is a collaborative project of the students in Dr. Kakali Bhattacharya's EDPR 8561 Qualitative Methods in Education at the University of Memphis, Spring 2008.

Purpose

This mind map is intended as a tool to promote awareness of qualitative research methods.

License

This mind map is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States license. Please click the arrow link to the right for details.

About mind maps

A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged radially around a central key word or idea.Click the arrow link to the right for details.

References

Bhattacharya, K. (2007)

Bhattacharya, K. (2007). Introduction to Qualitative Methods: A Student Handbook. Memphis, TN. University of Memphis.

Creswell, J.W. (2007)

Creswell, J.W. (2007). Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches. Thousand Oaks, CA. Sage Publications.

Crotty, M. (1998)

Crotty, M. (1998). The Foundations of Social Research: Meaning and Perspective in the Research Process. London. Sage Publications.

Organizations

ACR: Association for Qualitative Research

QRCA: Qualitative Research Consultants Association

QRAC: Qualitative Research Advancement Congress

QRAC web site

QRAC lending library