In order to qualify our research, I think quantitative studies are not enough. A s a matter of fact, we need more qualitative studies especially if we are dealing with human traits and the social sciences’ studies as the numbers would not suffice. In doing so, there is a need for resear4chers to acquire a full understanding of qualitative research methodology, data collection procedures and the risks and issues related to them. For the beginners to enter in to the ocean of qualitative research areas, it seems necessary to have good sourcebooks to get a general view of this type of research and then deeply dive in the ocean of qualitative studies which needs lots of endeavor. In Essentials of Qualitative Inquiry, Maria J. Mayan (2009) provides a handy ladder for these beginning qualitative researchers to gain an introductory perspective .


Qualitative Research, Qualitative Methodology, Qualitative Inquiry

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