Qualitative research design is continually evolving. It is not only more established in disciplines beyond the traditional social sciences in which it is a standard choice, but also just as impacted by the changes in what data, technologies, and approaches researchers are using. This Handbook takes readers through the foundational theories, functions, strategies, and approaches to qualitative research design, before showcasing how it negotiates different data and research environments and produces credible, actionable impact beyond the study. Containing contributions from over 90 top scholars from a range of social science disciplines, this Handbook is not just an anthology of different qualitative research designs and how/when to use them; it is a complete exploration of how and why these designs are shaped and how, why, and into what they are evolving. This is a valuable resource for Master's and PhD level students, faculty members, and researchers across a wide range of disciplines such as health, nursing, psychology, social work, sociology, and education. Volume One: Part I: Concepts of Designing Designs in Qualitative Research; Part 2: Theories and Epistemological Contexts of Designing Qualitative Research; Part 3: Elements of Designing Qualitative Research; Part 4: Basic Designs and Research Strategies in Qualitative Research; and Part 5: Mixing Methods in Designing Qualitative Research. Volume Two: Part 6: Designing Qualitative Research for Specific Kinds of Data; Part 7: Designing Qualitative Online and Multimodal Research; Part 8: Designing Qualitative Research for Specific Groups and Areas; Part 9: Designing Qualitative Research in Disciplinary Fields; and Part 10: Designing Qualitative Research for Impact.

Revitalising Triangulation for Designing Multi-perspective Qualitative Research

Revitalising triangulation for designing multi-perspective qualitative research
Uwe Flick


The idea of designing qualitative research beyond the use of a single method in a study has become attractive in various waves for social research. More recently, concepts such as pluralism (see Chamberlain, Chapter 34, this Handbook) and multimodal research not only in digital research (see the Chapters in Part VII, this Handbook) have complemented the discussion around mixed methods research (see Bazeley, Chapter 36, Hesse-Biber, Chapter 37, and Cheek and Morse, Chapter 38, this Handbook). At the same time, traditional methods such as interviewing (see Roulston and Halpin, Chapter 40, this Handbook) have been extended by new dimensions beyond asking questions: walking interviews include exploring ...

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