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ERIC Number: ED420702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Journal Writing as a Qualitative Research Technique: History, Issues, and Reflections.
Janesick, Valerie J.
This paper describes and explains how journal writing may be used as a qualitative research technique in long-term qualitative studies. Journal writing has a long and reliable history in the arts and humanities, and it provides qualitative researchers with a powerful heuristic tool. The notion of a comprehensive reflective journal to address the researcher's self is critical in qualitative work due to the fact that the researcher is the research instrument. Interactive journal writing between a researcher and participants is also a useful qualitative technique. A brief historical overview of journal writing sets the stage for the discussion of journal writing as a way to document the researcher's role, triangulate data by using the journal as a data set, and using the journal with participants as a communicative act. These points are illustrated by excerpts from the researcher's own journal about writing the paper. (Contains 10 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Researcher Role
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Ameri