SAGE Journal Articles

Carefully-selected SAGE Journal articles expand upon chapter material, and accompanying exercises offer practice in applying the concepts.

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Article 1: Turner. G. W., & Crane, B. (2016). Teaching and learning qualitative methods through the dissertation advising relationship: Perspectives from a professor and graduate. Qualitative Social Work, 15(3), 346-362.

Summary: In this paper, we reflect upon the process of teaching and learning qualitative research through the dissertation process, based on the experience of being a doctoral advisor and a graduate student.

Questions to Consider

  1. Think about your own reflexivity. How might this impact your study?
  2. What might an ideal relationship between an advisor and advisee look like as it pertains to a qualitative dissertation topic?

Article 2: Morse, J. M. (2003). A review committee’s guide for evaluating qualitative proposals. Qualitative Health Research, 13(6), 833-851.

Summary: In this article, the author corrects this deficit by presenting criteria to assess the relevance, rigor, and feasibility of qualitative research. These criteria are not a checklist but rather a series of questions that can aid a reviewer, adept in qualitative methods, to comprehensively evaluate and defend qualitative research.

Questions to Consider

  1. Morse (2003) begins the article by discussing the “catch-22 situation” of quantitative proposal construction. Can you clearly explain the problem you are looking to research? Does it “grab” attention?
  2. Use Table 1 (Dimension of Evaluation Criteria According to Components of the Proposal) to evaluate sections of your own proposal. How are the relevance, rigor, and feasibility of your proposal looking?