ERIC Number: ED465773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
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On the Emergence of Research Problems.
Johanson, George A.; Brooks, Gordon; Papa, Michael J.
This study examined the process followed by graduate students in the formation of research problems for their dissertations. Narratives were solicited from researchers who received Spencer Awards for their dissertation research, and researchers received 30 narratives that described the process of research problem formation. The grounded theory analysis of this narrative data produced three themes: (1) Research Literature and Official Documents; (2) Interpersonal Interaction; and (3) Ethnographic Practice. These findings support the initial assumption that the process of problem formation involves a variety of qualitative research processes. (Contains 16 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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