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ERIC Number: EJ870921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
Developing Qualitative Research Questions: A Reflective Process
Agee, Jane
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v22 n4 p431-447 Jul 2009
The reflective and interrogative processes required for developing effective qualitative research questions can give shape and direction to a study in ways that are often underestimated. Good research questions do not necessarily produce good research, but poorly conceived or constructed questions will likely create problems that affect all subsequent stages of a study. In qualitative studies, the ongoing process of questioning is an integral part of understanding the unfolding lives and perspectives of others. This article addresses both the development of initial research questions and how the processes of generating and refining questions are critical to the shaping of a qualitative study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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