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.
Interest in discourse analysis (DA) has developed over the years because of its interdisciplinary nature. Zellig Harris coined the term in 1952. DA examines language use within particular social contexts. Whereas other qualitative methods attempt to understand and interpret the social reality of their participants (phenomenology, ethnography, and case study among others), DA seeks to examine how social reality is created, enacted, maintained, challenged, or resisted.
While DA seems to be nothing new to many students and researchers in Western countries, we only encountered DA in Asia when we started our graduate studies. Considering the long tradition ...