ERIC Number: ED472366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Qualitative Research in Adult, Career, and Career-Technical Education. Practitioner File.
Imel, Susan; Kerka, Sandra; Wonacott, Michael E.
Directed at practitioners in adult and career education, this document defines qualitative research, compares qualitative research to quantitative research, describes the "war" between proponents of each kind of research, describes how to assess qualitative research, and explains how to choose and use qualitative techniques. Pitfalls of using these techniques are also covered. The major narrative portion explains a variety of qualitative research methods and how they can be used in adult, career, and career-technical education. An annotated bibliography of 38 articles published between 1992 and 2002 presents qualitative research approaches. A further resource list of 22 websites, journals, books, and articles is included, as is a glossary of 7 philosophical terms used elsewhere to distinguish between qualitative and quantitative research. The bibliography lists 31 references used in the review of literature. (AJ)
Descriptors: Action Research, Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Bias, Career Education, Case Studies, Constructivism (Learning), Critical Theory, Educational Research, Epistemology, Ethnography, Evaluation Methods, Experimenter Characteristics, Feminism, Glossaries, Hypothesis Testing, Literature Reviews, Longitudinal Studies, Methods Research, Organizational Theories, Participant Observation, Personal Narratives, Phenomenology, Postmodernism, Postsecondary Education, Qualitative Research, Realism, Research Design, Research Methodology, Rhetorical Theory, Social Science Research, Statistical Analysis, Technical Education, Technology Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Values, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.