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Abstract

Conducting qualitative research can be seen as a developing communication act through which researchers engage in a variety of conversations. Articulating the results of qualitative data analysis results can be an especially challenging part of this scholarly discussion for qualitative researchers. To help guide investigators through this difficult communicative process, the authors suggest Grice's (1989) Conversational Maxims of Quantity, Quality, Relation, and Manner as general guidelines to follow when formulating and presenting findings in qualitative research products as well as basic assumptions to guide readers when judging the quality of result representations.

Keywords

Qualitative Research, Qualitative Data Analysis, and Grice's Conversational Maxims

Acknowledgements

This paper was presented September 23, 2007, at the 8th International Interdisciplinary Advances in Qualitative Methods Conference, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Publication Date

1-1-2011

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