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.

Review of Related Literature

Review of Related Literature

Review of related literature
Ebenezer Danquah Gerald Jayson Balanga

The review of literature is one of the tasks researchers find most daunting. Gathering and organizing a voluminous amount of information into a coherent piece of writing can be challenging. Difficulties can come from managing such a substantial quantity of information and sometimes from choosing to report on some of the less significant sources. The purpose of this chapter, therefore, is to discuss the basic considerations to bear in mind when conducting a literature review and how to do one well.

Definitions of a Literature Review

The literature review serves as the foundation or anchor for a study. It can be known by several different ...

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