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ERIC Number: EJ926331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 38
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
"Every Word Is True": Stories of Our Experiences in a Qualitative Research Course
Richards, Janet C.
Qualitative Report, v16 n3 p782-819 May 2011
There is a sparse body of literature about students' and instructors' experiences in graduate qualitative courses. In this study, 11 doctoral students and one instructor employed a narrative framework to uncover our perceived truths about our experiences as we interacted, studied, pondered, and journeyed through a qualitative research methods course. Data were my chronologically ordered notes documenting my thinking and perceptions about my students and me and the doctoral students' chronologically ordered e-mail stories to their peers and to me. The inquiry illuminated the doctoral students' growth as researchers and highlighted the power of shared stories. Our narratives captured our lives, and illuminated our joys, worries, intentions, and beliefs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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