A new generation of qualitative research

Mills, Jane (2014) A new generation of qualitative research. In: Mills, Jane, and Birks, Melanie, (eds.) Qualitative Methodology: a practical guide. Sage, London, United Kingdom, pp. 237-256.

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[Extract] In this final chapter, key debates in qualitative research are discussed using generational theory as an analytical heuristic. The predominance of an ethnocentric North American generational unit on qualitative research is identified, and its focus on the politics of evidence as the most important issue facing researchers worldwide is explored. An alternative view on the key debates and issues facing qualitative researchers is provided, largely from the perspectives of Generation X (Gen X) and Generation Y(Gen Y). In particular, questions regarding the assessment of research impact are examined in depth. Potential strategies to employ in the planning, implementation and reporting of qualitative research findings to improve potential impact are provided. Possible impact measures are identified, and methods for elucidating evidence to support claims are considered. For Gen Y qualitative researchers, concerns about the false homogenization of their generational grouping are acknowledged. In particular, the assumption that all people of this generation are digital natives is examined and debunked.

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ISBN: 978-1-4462-4898-0
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2014 02:37
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