Call for Chapters: Qualitative Research Methods for Dissertation Research


Robin Throne, University of the Cumberlands, United States

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: May 30, 2024
Full Chapters Due: August 15, 2024
Submission Date: August 30, 2024


This guide provides doctoral scholars and researchers with the conventions of qualitative research for dissertation research. As an essential source, the collection is comprised of diverse resources from various perspectives for the methods and strategies to utilize the conventions of qualitative inquiry to prepare and advise doctoral scholars for rigorous qualitative dissertation research. The guide offers transdisciplinary perspectives across business, education, computer science, social and behavioral science, and the health sciences with a pathway to support a rationale for the choice of the qualitative method for the dissertation study and the subsequent design and implementation decisions needed thereafter for a qualitative dissertation study.


The dissertation research study is unique to doctoral education and this collection provides various guidance for doctoral scholars to design and conduct the qualitative dissertation research study.

Target Audience

Graduate Researchers, Doctoral Scholars, Dissertation Writers, Research Supervisors

Recommended Topics

• The Qualitative Method Choice for Dissertation Research • Qualitative Research Approaches • Discipline-specific Qualitative Issues • Qualitative Reasoning • The Qualitative Research Question • Qualitative Data Collection Methods • Qualitative Data Trustworthiness and Transferability • Qualitative Instrumentation Field Tests and Expert Panel Reviews • Qualitative Data Analysis Methods • Computer-Assisted Qualitative Analysis (CQAD) and Data Visualization • Presentation of Qualitative Research Findings • Researcher Positionality • Researcher Agency • Narrative Inquiry • Ethnography • Grounded Theory • Phenomenology • Exploratory Research • Autoethnography • Action Research • Among others

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 30, 2024, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by June 30, 2024 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by August 15, 2024, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Qualitative Research Methods for Dissertation Research. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2025.

Important Dates

May 30, 2024: Proposal Submission Deadline
June 30, 2024: Notification of Acceptance
August 15, 2024: Full Chapter Submission
October 6, 2024: Review Results Returned
November 17, 2024: Final Acceptance Notification
December 1, 2024: Final Chapter Submission


Robin Throne University of the Cumberlands


Business and Management; Computer Science and Information Technology; Education; Library and Information Science; Medicine and Healthcare; Social Sciences and Humanities; Physical Sciences and Engineering
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