The volume of researchers interested in pursuing qualitative methods of research continues to grow. However, the foundational components of qualitative research in education are often confusing and overwhelming for the novice researcher and can often pose challenges for more experienced researchers. Egbert and Sanden (2014) offer an easy to follow format in explaining the foundations and theoretical components of research for all levels of learners.


Qualitative Research, Theoretical Components, Education Research

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Crista K. Banks is a Partnership Resource Teacher with Hillsborough County Public Schools in Tampa, Florida. She currently supervises elementary education interns and teaches elementary education courses at the University of South Florida. Ms. Banks is currently working on her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction in elementary education at the University of South Florida and hopes to work and research in the field of global education. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: cristabanks@mail.usf.edu.

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