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ERIC Number: EJ846258
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Preparing a Qualitative Research-Based Dissertation: Lessons Learned
Bowen, Glenn A.
Qualitative Report, v10 n2 p208-222 Jun 2005
In this article, a newly minted Ph.D. shares seven lessons learned during the process of preparing a dissertation based on qualitative research methods. While most of the lessons may be applicable to any kind of research, the writer focuses on the special challenges of employing a qualitative methodology. The lessons are: (1) Read, read, read; (2) Consult the experts; (3) Adhere to university regulations; (4) Pay attention to rigor and trustworthiness; (5) Give details of the methodology; (6) Don't be afraid to include numerical data; and (7) Prepare to publish. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A