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Liamputtong (2008) on cross-cultural research

November 7th, 2008No Comments  


I discovered this very interesting book which is available for me to read online via my library access:

Liamputtong, P. (ed.) (2008) Doing Cross-cultural research: Ethical and Methodological Perspectives. Springer Netherlands: Social Indicators Research Series (vol.34)

some featured chapters for me to read are:

 


more on methodology

October 29th, 2008No Comments  


Meaning-Making Lenses in Counselling:Discursive, Hermeneutic-Phenomenological, and Autoethnographic Perspectives
Article from: Canadian Journal of Counselling
Article date: April 1, 2008
Author: Strong, Tom; Pyle, Nathan R; Devries, Cecile; Johnston, Dawn N; Foskett, Allison J

ABSTRACT

Counselling can be seen as a context or process for meaning-making where clients and counsellors actively interpret and construct meaning. We examine meaning-making in counselling through the lenses of three research methods: (a) discourse analysis, (b) hermeneutic-phenomenology, and (c) autoethnography. Specifically, we relate the process and experience of counselling in ways consistent with how meaning-making is regarded by each of these research methods. In this regard, we describe each method as if it was a counselling theory. We conclude by reflecting upon how these lenses on meaning-making and counselling can inform counselling practice generally and generatively.



On Narrative Inquiry (Webster & Mertova, 2007)

April 17th, 2008No Comments  


In my data collection phase, i interviewed immigrant  therapists who share with me their stories. It seems that the narrative inquiry approach to research is relevant to my research and thought it is good to inform my thinking with reading a bit of up-to-date literature about it. I found this excellent book:

Webster, L. and Mertova P. (2007) Using Narrative Inquiry as a research method: an introduction to using critical event narrative analysis in research on teaching and learning. London: Routledge

I am recording some quotes below that i could use in my Thesis: … Read more »



modernism-postmodernism

April 17th, 2008No Comments  


Modernism and postmodernism might be characterised as the two major forces of philosophical thought that have influenced and continue to influence the changes in thinking in research methods. Modernism is associated with the scientific understanding of truth and knowledge, claiming that there is one ultimate, objective truth; and postmodernism relates to the human-centred holistic perspective, maintaining that there are subjective, multiple truths (Webster & Mertova, 2007: 11)



why not quantitative methodology

April 17th, 2008No Comments  


When i come to write my methodology chapter, i will need to argue FOR choosing qualitative research versus quantitative. I found this useful quote that argues why quantitative methods wouldnt be as appropriate for my research. It is in Webster, L. and Mertova P. (2007) Using Narrative Inquiry as a research method: an introduction to using critical event narrative analysis in research on teaching and learning. London: Routledge. Here it is: … Read more »