Challenges and Opportunities in Qualitative Research

Sharing Young Scholars’ Experiences

Editors: Tsang, Kwok Kuen, Liu, Dian, Hong, Yanbi (Eds.)

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  • Focuses on the practical issues encountered by qualitative researchers rather than methodological discussions
  • Discusses key difficulties and remedies at various stages of qualitative research in the social sciences
  • Shares young scholars’ successful experiences, but also their reflections on failed attempts
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About this Textbook

This book shares young scholars’ (current PhD students and those who completed their PhD between 2010 and 2015) experiences with conducting qualitative social research. Intended as a guide for newcomers to the field, it focuses on the practical issues encountered by qualitative researchers rather than methodological discussions. Accordingly, it addresses a range of representative issues in the qualitative research process – namely research design, data access, data collection, and data analysis – and covers a variety of social sciences topics.

About the authors

Kwok Kuen Tsang is an Associate Professor at the College of Educational Administration, Beijing Normal University, China. He received his PhD from the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong in 2014.

Dian Liu is an Associate Professor at the Department of Media and Social Sciences, University of Stavanger, Norway. She received her PhD in Sociology of Education from the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong in 2014.

Yanbi Hong is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, Southeast University, China. He received his PhD in Sociology of Education from the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong in 2013.


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: Qualitative Research Methods in Empirical Social Sciences Studies—Young Scholars’ Perspectives and Experiences

    Pages 1-5

    Tsang, Kwok Kuen (et al.)

  • Starting Literature Review in Qualitative Research: An Illustration Using the Mirror Effect

    Pages 7-18

    Ho, Wing Yee

  • A Han Researcher in a Muslim Village: How to Enter the Field and Participants’ Heart

    Pages 19-32

    Hong, Yanbi

  • Fieldwork in the Workplace: An Experience Entering in the Japanese Advertising Industry

    Pages 33-45

    Chang, Ching-fang

  • Participant Selection and Access in Case Study Research

    Pages 47-61

    Wan, Zhongyan

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eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-5811-1
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-5810-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Challenges and Opportunities in Qualitative Research
Book Subtitle
Sharing Young Scholars’ Experiences
Editors
  • Kwok Kuen Tsang
  • Dian Liu
  • Yanbi Hong
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-5811-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-5811-1
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-5810-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 160
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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