In Salsa Dancing into the Social Sciences: Research in an Age of Infoglut, Kristin Luker examines the metaphor of salsa dancing in learning and conducting qualitative research and explores its utility and uniqueness. She emphasizes the need for social scientists to look for greater connections in their work and to trust their instincts more. By increasing their passion Dr. Luker suggests researchers will be able to conduct studies that are more rigorous and more robustly presented.


Qualitative Research, Salsa Dancing, Metaphors, Writing

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Dr. Sally St. George is a Co-Editor of The Qualitative Report and The Weekly Qualitative Report at Nova Southeastern University. She is an Associate Professor and the Director of Graduate Student Affairs in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary and serves as a family therapist at the Calgary Family Therapy Centre. Sally can be contacted at 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4; Telephone: 403.220.3884; Fax: 403.282.7269; E-mail: sstgeor@ucalgary.ca.

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Original volume and issue number from The Qualitative Weekly, an offshoot publication of The Qualitative Report which has been folded into the primary journal: Volume 2, Issue 30


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