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What is Qualitative

Handbook of Research on Virtual Training and Mentoring of Online Instructors
A research method focused on non-quantifiable measurements that can be observed but not numerically measured.
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Access, Relevance, and Inclusivity: Assessing What Matters Most to Virtual Faculty
Amber Dailey-Hebert (Park University, USA), Emily Donnelli-Sallee (Park University, USA), Jamie Els (Park University, USA), and Stacey Kikendall (Park University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6322-8.ch007
As institutions have expanded their virtual learning options to reach a broader community of learners, they have also increased the number of virtual faculty—largely adjunct or otherwise contingent—working remotely from the primary institution's location. Supporting the professional growth of these geographically dispersed faculty members presents complex challenges for faculty developers, who, often with limited resources, must adopt new approaches. Against this backdrop are increasing expectations for all faculty to gain proficiency in new teaching methodologies, modalities, and learning analytics to increase student retention. This chapter reports on a comprehensive, multi-modal, and multi-perspective study undertaken by one institution regarding the needs of this changing faculty demographic, including virtual and face-to-face adjunct and full-time faculty. The research yielded insights from the student, faculty, and administrator perspectives. Recommendations are presented for creating accessible, relevant, and inclusive faculty development that integrates faculty at all ranks.
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Qualitative and Quantitative Methods as Complementary Assessment Tools
Qualitative research is a situated activity that locates the observer in the world. It consists of a set of interpretive, material practices that make the world visible. These practices transform the world. They turn the world into a series of representations, including fieldnotes, interviews, conversations, photographs, recordings, and memos to the self. At this level, qualitative research involves an interpretive, naturalistic approach to the world…Qualitative researchers study things in their natural settings, attempting to make sense of, or interpret, phenomena in terms of the meanings people bring to them” (Denzin & Lincoln, 2005, p. 3).
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My Experience Tells the Story: Exploring Technology Adoption from a Qualitative Perspective - A Pilot Study
Method that systematically examines a phenomenon using an inductive approach & exploration of meaning of phenomenon; purpose is to understand & describe human experience, explore meanings & patterns.
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Improvement of Laterality Through the ABN Method in a Learning Enviroment in Early Education
It is that which is related to the quality or the quality of something, that is, to the way of being or the properties of an object, an individual, an entity or a state.
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Testing the SmartMunk's App for the Analysis of Online Customer Reviews on Face Masks
A research method that considering the reviews from the point of view of relevance, clarity and transparency of the user text, numbers are not taken into account, for example the stars achieved by the product or number of reviews.
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Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Maturity Models: Utility for Practitioners
A systematic subjective approach used to describe life experiences that give them meaning. Its purpose is to gain insight into those experiences using the perspectives of the participants. Methods include focus groups, in-depth interviews, and reviews of documents for types of themes.
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Business Successes of Malaysian Housing Developers
The adopted research method that is exploratory in order to assess and observe the behavior of the respondents.
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Teaching Ethics Online to Health Sciences Professionals
Research that uses methodology such as interviews and observation to explore common themes and perspectives regarding educational interventions.
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Exploring Application of the Training of Trainers (ToT) Model on Faculty Professional Development and Teaching Practices in a Summer Learning Community
Relating to, measuring, or measured by the quality of something rather than its quantity. In terms of research, relies on data obtained by the researchers from first hand observation, interviews, questionnaires, focus groups, and participant-observation, recordings made in natural settings, documents, case studies, and artifacts.
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Seeking Diversity in Children's Literature Utilized in Elementary Classrooms
Research focused on collecting and analyzing data through a pattern-seeking lens. Researchers use methods such as coding and memoing to identify themes and patterns in data.
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The Utility of Interdisciplinary Case Study: Research and Education in the Arts and Sciences
Relating to that which is intangible or abstract and measurable by subjective means, generally through observation and interpretation rather than objective measurement.
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All the Voices: An Experiential, Intersectional, and Reflective Approach
Measuring observations, descriptions, or teaching approaches without using statistical numbers.
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