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Johnstad, Petter G. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2018
The use of entheogenic drugs in spiritual contexts among modern Westerners remains an understudied phenomenon. In order to explore these clandestine spiritual practices, 26 anonymous members of an internet discussion fora were interviewed regarding entheogen use and asked to describe their entheogen experiences. Interviewees self-selected for…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Spiritual Development, Computer Mediated Communication, Group Discussion
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Ilac, Emerald Jay D. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2018
Using a social constructivist approach, I aimed to better understand the leadership process within an identified context of the indigenous Batad society of Banaue, Ifugao in the Philippines. This topic is particularly important as The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples of the Philippines indicates that roughly 15% of the Philippine…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Ethnography, Indigenous Populations, Models
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Rosenblum, Jason; Hughes, Joan E. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2017
Using a phenomenological study of educational games, this article describes how computer-based digital tools were used to simultaneously record computer applications (such as games), voice and sounds, participant facial expressions, and gestures to enliven phenomenological interviews and provide rich, thickly described data. In a study,…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Educational Games, Recall (Psychology), Protocol Analysis
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Pister, Rebecca – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
As reports of bullying continue to make headlines, the push to understand the processes behind bullying behaviors continues to rise. While a great deal of research has been conducted to better understand the processes behind and the outcomes of bullying, the majority of these studies are quantitative in nature and very few involve qualitative…
Descriptors: Bullying, Youth Problems, Middle School Students, Student Experience
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Gillenwater, Cary – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
This phenomenological case study attempts to understand the phenomenon of intertextuality of traditional novels and graphic novels, and how it may or may not contribute to transference of one mode of literacy to another. The study's sample was seven Grade 12 Advanced Placement English/language arts students and their teacher. I conducted my…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Case Studies, Advanced Placement Programs, Grade 12
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Wang, Ye; Al-Said, Shariffa Khalid Qais – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
We explored the notion of what constitutes literacy, particularly as it pertains to individuals who are blind or with visual impairments, including those that do not use Braille as their primary way to access and produce text. Four groups of stakeholders participated in the study: a) college students who were blind or with visual impairments, b)…
Descriptors: Literacy, Definitions, Blindness, Visual Impairments
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Hall, Kia M. Q. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
In this study, a dual-level capabilities approach to development is introduced. This approach intends to improve upon individual-focused capabilities approaches developed by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum. Based upon seven months of ethnographic research in the Afro-descendant, autochthonous Garifuna community of Honduras, constructivist grounded…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individual Development, Constructivism (Learning), Grounded Theory
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Serekoane, Motsaathebe; Sharp, Carla; Skinner, Donald; Marais, Lochner – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
Working in unfamiliar contexts and often alone, fieldworkers may face challenges for which their training and previous experience has not prepared them. While there is literature about the technical, ethical and moral aspects of fieldwork, there is little focusing on fieldworkers' actual experiences. Additionally, there is little constructive…
Descriptors: Coping, Deception, Emotional Response, Field Studies
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Stillisano, Jacqueline R.; Waxman, Hersh C.; Brown, Danielle B.; Alford, Beverly L. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
This study focused on the unique qualities of selected college access centers established in Texas high schools with the dual goal of assisting students with college preparation activities and of creating a school-wide college going culture. Six centers demonstrating estimable outcomes on at least one of several different variables were…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Access to Education, High Schools, College Preparation
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Falter Thomas, Angela – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
In this study, I explored the motivation of middle school students participating in online literature circles facilitated by college students, compared to traditional face-to-face literature circles they previously utilized. Sixty-eight rural, middle school students from two English teachers' classrooms took part in two sets of online literature…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Communities of Practice, Comparative Analysis
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Anderson-Meger, Jennifer – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
Epistemological development is an important factor in facilitating learner identity and developing critical thinking aptitudes. This qualitative action research study explored undergraduate social work students' epistemological beliefs about knowledge, how knowledge is constructed, and implications for social work education. Data collection…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Social Work, Qualitative Research, Action Research
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Lehman, Beth M.; Berghoff, Beth – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2013
This study explored complicated personal narratives of school reform generated by participants in response to a particular small schools reform initiative. Narrative data was dialogically generated in interviews with nine past participants of an urban high school conversion project planned and implemented over a span of five years toward the goal…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Small Schools, Personal Narratives, Urban Schools
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Zaal, Mayida; Terry, John – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2013
To engage critically in their communities, young people must be equipped to identify and study problems that directly affect them. Our qualitative study reveals that youth participatory action research (YPAR) is one such approach, disclosing and affirming inherent gifts and talents in youth while collaboratively developing within them the critical…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Qualitative Research, Youth Programs
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Kandakai, Tina L.; Ding, Kele; Broomfield, Tyree S.; Iverson, Susan V. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2013
The legal parameters regarding adult-child sexual intimacy varies across states. In many states, rules regarding the definition of "child" and age-of-consent laws seem to perpetuate lax and ambivalent responses to adult- child sex. To explore the criminal response to adult-child sex, particularly statutory rape, seven active male and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Rape, Low Income, Urban Areas
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Bempechat, Janine; Ronfard, Samuel; Mirny, Anna; Li, Jin; Holloway, Susan D. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2013
The influence of teacher care and support in students' learning and motivation underscores the critical importance of fairness perceptions in the classroom. In this qualitative study we examined perceptions of unfairness and fairness among Russian grade nine students. We interviewed a total of 32 students in two traditional Moscow high schools…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Motivation, Foreign Countries, High School Students
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