Qualitative research is growing in Asia and globally. In an Asian context, this requires an awareness of a completely different set of norms, practices, and expectations than those covered by books from a western perspective. This handbook truly celebrates these differences. Spanning the full research process, from philosophy and ethics to design and methods and through data collection, management, analysis, and dissemination, it focuses specifically on the practicalities needed to conduct effective and culturally responsive research in the Asian context. This handbook extends beyond researchers actually in Asia and also speaks to researchers working with Asian participants, researching in Asian immigrant neighbourhoods, and studying the larger global topics like socioeconomic challenges, climate change, or technological advancement. This is the first book to focus specifically on qualitative research in the Asian context and includes diverse contributors from Asia such as the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, India, Oman, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, and from other continents such as North America, South America, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. Section 1: Foundations of Qualitative Research in Asia; Section 2: Qualitative Research Designs; Section 3: Best Practices in Dealing with Qualitative Research Data; and Section 4: Other Qualitative Research Topics.

Narrative Inquiry in the Asian Context

Narrative Inquiry in the Asian Context

Narrative inquiry in the asian context
Edgar Beskow

There was a time when knowledge was co-constructed and transmitted simply through oral stories narrated from one generation to another (Daiute, 2014). These fictional and non-fictional narratives that were born in the ancient villages of China, Japan, Thailand, and Malaysia have moved across boundaries and reached academia, capturing the attention of scholars (Trahar & Ming, 2015). The Eastern culture is rich with wisdom encapsulated in narratives that are told and retold and are willingly heard by younger generations (Phoenix, 2008). These narratives, to be appreciated, are to be understood within their social, cultural, and physical contexts (Trahar, 2013). Yet, when the study of narratives was considered as ...

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