ERIC Number: EJ855980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Shifting Priorities: Reflections on Teaching Qualitative Research Methods
Booker, Keonya C.
Qualitative Report, v14 n3 p389-394 Sep 2009
The purpose of this paper is to describe pedagogical approaches to qualitative methodology by an instructor of educational psychology at a large research university. The essay begins with an overview of how my graduate training influenced my orientation to empirical study. Next, I will focus on the obstacles encountered when instructing graduate students who are currently practicing school teachers, counselors, and administrators. Specifically, I will detail how I approach teaching qualitative research methods, ways I deal with resistance from students, and methods for introducing apprehensive learners to the ways of interpretist design. Finally, I conclude with a discussion of how I use my classroom as a rich training ground for future qualitative researchers.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Qualitative Research, Research Universities, Research Methodology, Teaching Methods, Courses, Negative Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Research Design
Nova Southeastern University. 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317. Tel: 954-262-5389; Fax: 954-262-3970; Web site: http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A