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.

Philosophical Foundations of Qualitative Research in the Asian Setting

Philosophical Foundations of Qualitative Research in the Asian Setting

Philosophical foundations of qualitative research in the asian setting
Aneury Vargas Ana M. Peña

Research is a journey full of interesting challenges and rewards. However objective the researcher tries to be, there is no way to stand on purely neutral ground. Whether we recognize it or not, all research is carried out from an underlying philosophical perspective that affects both the process and the final product. We are like fish, living in the water but perhaps unaware that we live in it. The sooner researchers recognize the lens through which they see the world, the more accurate and useful their work will be. This chapter discusses the ...

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