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Watras, Joseph – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
This article describes the work of Oscar Lewis, Paul Willis, and John U. Ogbu, who used the concept of culture to explain the difficulties some children had in schools. Although Lewis, Willis, and Ogbu were well trained as ethnographers and their work influenced educators, critics complained that their explanations did not fit their evidence. The…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Cultural Influences, Criticism, Evidence
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Bourgeault, Ivy Lynn – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
Qualitative research has moved from the margins to the mainstream in many domains of scholarship. Yet, biases against how qualitative methods can best address important research questions still persist. The present article provides reflections regarding my experiences of proposing and reviewing both qualitative and quantitative research grants for…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Research Methodology, Audiences, Grants
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Koro-Ljungberg, Mirka; Hayes, Sharon – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2010
In this conceptual paper, we discuss how carefully developed research questions may support qualitative researchers by providing boundaries for their study designs. These boundaries could indicate a researcher's epistemological and theoretical connections and support his or her research choices. Although these boundaries are permeable and in flux,…
Descriptors: Research Design, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Researchers
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Chenail, Ronald J.; Cooper, Robin; Desir, Charlene – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2010
Reviewing literature in qualitative research can be challenging in terms of why, when, where, and how we should access third-party sources in our work, especially for novice qualitative researchers. As a pragmatic solution, we suggest qualitative researchers utilize research literature in four functional ways: (a) define the phenomenon in…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Qualitative Research, Researchers, Phenomenology
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Lieber, Eli – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
This article describes and discusses issues related to research design and data analysis in the mixing of qualitative and quantitative methods. It is increasingly desirable to use multiple methods in research, but questions arise as to how best to design and analyze the data generated by mixed methods projects. I offer a conceptualization for such…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Research Design, Data Analysis, Qualitative Research
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Watras, Joseph – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
The keynote address on which this article is based considers four stages or types of studies that qualitative researchers undertake in the field of education. The reason that I explored this focus was to illustrate the benefits and the dangers of designing studies to serve policy makers. The research that I selected sought to uncover information…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Time Perspective, Educational Research, Researchers