This book addresses foundational areas of qualitative writing (such as journal articles and dissertations), aesthetic representations (including poetry and autoethnography), publishing, and reflexivity in representation in one practical and engaging text based on real experiences. Author Maria K.E. Lahman draws on her experiences as a qualitative research professor and writing instructor, and as someone who has published widely in scholarly journals, employing both traditional and more innovative forms of writing. The first part of the book covers writing tips; how to represent data; how to write a qualitative thematic journal article; how to write a qualitative dissertation; and provides guidance on the publication process. The second part encourages the qualitative researcher to move beyond traditional forms of writing and consider how qualitative research can be represented more aesthetically: as poems, autoethnographies, and visually. The book concludes with a chapter on reflexivity in research representations. Throughout, the author provides vivid examples from her own work, and that of graduate students and colleagues.
About the Author
PART I. WRITING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH ESSENTIALS
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Why, What, and How We Write
Chapter 3. Start Writing!
Chapter 4. Qualitative Dissertations: The Three Rules
Chapter 5. Writing the Qualitative Journal Article: Of Rice Cakes, Tortillas, Bread, and Butter
Chapter 6. Publish and Persevere: The Publication Process
PART II. AESTHETIC REPRESENTATIONS OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
Chapter 7. Autoethnography: A Kaleidoscope of Knowing
Chapter 8. Poemish Research Representations
Chapter 9. Visuals in Qualitative Research Representation: In the Blink of an Eye
Chapter 10. Reflecting Reflexivity in Research Representations