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Qualitative Research: A Guide to Design and Implementation, 4th Edition by Elizabeth J. Tisdell, Sharan B. Merriam

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Chapter ThreeExpanding the Qualitative ParadigmMixed Methods, Action, Critical, and Arts Based Research

Imagine that you are interested in community development in your local neighborhood, and you need some information about the community at the same time that you are hoping to increase community involvement. You are interested in designing a type of research project to facilitate this process. In the last chapter we discussed six of the most common types of qualitative research, but none of them really will help you get all the information you need or will necessarily help to facilitate community involvement. There are other types of research designs that could help with this, that are either fully qualitative or have a strong qualitative ...

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