The Unique Attributes of Qualitative Research: A Collection of 16 Articles

Unique attributes of qualitative research“Unique Attributes of Qualitative Research” is a compilation of 16 articles appearing in Research Design Review from 2013 to 2022 pertaining to the 10 unique attributes associated with qualitative research that have been discussed many times in RDR. It could be argued that other articles in RDR qualify for inclusion in this collection; however, the 16 articles chosen for this compilation speak more directly to each of the 10 unique attributes. This includes articles discussing the “absence of ‘truth’,” the “importance of context,” the “researcher as instrument,” “contextual analysis” and the other distinctive qualities of qualitative research. The collection also includes several articles on the attribute of “researcher skill set” as it pertains specifically to the focus group, in-depth interview, ethnography, and multiple methods. It is the intention of this compilation to provide a single resource that shines a light (casts sunshine) on the essential role qualitative research plays in research methods.

“Unique Attributes of Qualitative Research: 16 Articles on the 10 Unique Attributes of Qualitative Research” is available for download here.

Six similar compilations, devoted to particular methods or techniques, are also available:

“Ethnography & the Observation Method: 15 Articles on Design, Implementation, & Uses” is available for download here.

“Reflexivity: 10 Articles on the Role of Reflection in Qualitative Research” is available for download here.

“The Focus Group Method: 18 Articles on Design & Moderating” is available for download here.

“The In-depth Interview Method: 12 Articles on Design & Implementation” is available for download here.

“Qualitative Data Analysis: 16 Articles on Process & Method” is available for download here.

“Qualitative Research: Transparency & Reporting” is available for download here.

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