A JOURNEY TO THE QUALITATIVE WONDERLAND: LESSONS LEARNED FOR NOVICE RESEARCHERS

  • Kuan Chen Tsai University of the Incarnate Word, Texas

Abstract

It is believed that through a journey of being a good researcher, it is beneficial to appreciate two different values drawing form two opposite paradigms, which in turn familiarizing oneself with two distinct conceptual frameworks thereby strengthening individual’s research capacity. In this paper, a novice qualitative researcher shares four lessons learned from the process of conducting his first qualitative study. The lessons are: (1) Do your homework on the literature; (2) Carefully read regulations of Institutional Review Board; (3) Any confusion, ask the experts first; (4) If possible, try to use qualitative data analysis software; and (5) Reflect and challenge your assumptions all the time.

Published
Sep 25, 2014
How to Cite
TSAI, Kuan Chen. A JOURNEY TO THE QUALITATIVE WONDERLAND: LESSONS LEARNED FOR NOVICE RESEARCHERS. Jurnal Ilmiah Peuradeun, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 3, p. 39-50, sep. 2014. ISSN 2443-2067. Available at: <https://journal.scadindependent.org/index.php/jipeuradeun/article/view/38>. Date accessed: 27 june 2019.