Based on the theme of the TQR 15th Annual Conference – “Qualitative Inquiry; Access Denied?” this article introspectively examines through a self-interview what I have learned and experienced and my “evolution” in relation to qualitative inquiry. My journey began firmly in the quantitative/rationalistic camp, and I now find myself midway between this camp and the qualitative/naturalistic camp. Is this an integrated space that provides a home to practice mixed methods and a more natural and authentic way to go about discovery and learning?


qualitative inquiry, quantitative inquiry, paradigms, reflection

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James A. Bernauer is a retired University Professor of Education at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA). He continues to learn and write and to be inspired by the themes chosen for the annual TQR Conference! Please direct correspondence to bernauer@rmu.edu.


TQR for the doors it has opened for me for the past 15 years!

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