Qualitative methods in research: alternative approaches and navigating complexities

Icarbord Tshabangu, Stefano Ba', Silas Memory Madondo

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This chapter discusses various methods and approaches to data collection under the qualitative methodology framework, noting that these methods provide rigour and depth understanding in an inquiry. Though the chapter touches on traditional qualitative methods such as the interview and observations, it focused more on examining alternative and non-traditional qualitative methods in data collection, such as the bricolage and distance researching. The chapter further identified other strategies such as sampling, triangulation and ethical considerations that may be relevant to a qualitative study. The chapter helps the reader to reach a broad-based understanding as to the location of qualitative research and the methodological demands necessary to apprehend complex social worlds of studied participants.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch anthology on innovative research methodologies and utilization across multiple disciplines
EditorsMehdi Khosrow-Pour, Steve Clarke, Murray E. Jennex, Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko, Sherif Kamel, In Lee, Jerzy Kisielnicki, Amar Gupta, Craig van Slyke, John Wang, Vishanth Weerakkody
Place of PublicationHershey, Pennsylvania
PublisherIGI Global
ISBN (Electronic)9781668438824
ISBN (Print)9781668438817
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021


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