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International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology

July 2016 Volume 7, Number 3

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Qualitative Case Study Research as Empirical Inquiry

    Andrea Ellinger & Rochell McWhorter, Department of Human Resource Development, The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX, United States

    This article introduces the concept of qualitative case study research as empirical inquiry. It defines and distinguishes what a case study is, the purposes, intentions, and types of case studies. ... More

    pp. 1-13

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  2. Phenomenological Research: Inquiry to Understand the Meanings of People's Experiences

    Linda Bliss, School of Education and Human Development, Florida International University, Miami, FL, United States

    The purpose of this article is to introduce readers to phenomenological inquiry, an inductive qualitative research approach that is rooted in the philosophical proposition that researchers can gain... More

    pp. 14-26

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  3. Institutional Ethnography: A Holistic Approach to Understanding Systems

    Ursula Wright & Tonette Rocco, Florida International University, Miami, FL, United States

    This paper introduces institutional ethnography (IE) as a useful and systematic process for examining organizations and work data through the lens of stakeholders, at different levels, and... More

    pp. 27-41

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  4. Autoethnography as a Methodological Approach in Adult Vocational Education and Technology

    Robin Grenier, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, United States

    Autoethnography is a form of qualitative inquiry intended to connect the lived experience of a researcher to the larger social and cultural world (Ellis, 2004) and it can be a valuable... More

    pp. 42-50

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  5. History as Method or Does Chronology Count?

    Amy Rose, Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, United States

    This articles introduces some of the differing approaches to historical research that are utilized within adult education and lifelong learning. It discusses archives, types of sources, and... More

    pp. 51-61

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  6. Writing Integrative Reviews of the Literature: Methods and Purposes

    Richard Torraco, Department of Educational Administration, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, United States

    This article discusses the integrative review of the literature as a distinctive form of research that uses existing literature to create new knowledge. As an expansion and update of a previously... More

    pp. 62-70

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  7. Emerging Action Research Traditions: Rigor in Practice

    Karen Watkins & Aliki Nicolaides, College of Education, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States; Victoria Marsick, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, NY, United States

    The authors argue here that contemporary use of action research shares the exploratory, inductive nature of many qualitative research approaches—no matter the type of data collected—because the... More

    pp. 71-81

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  8. Puzzling the Picture using Grounded Theory

    Elisabeth Bennett, Graduate School of Education, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, United States

    Since the first publication by Glaser and Strauss in 1967, Grounded Theory has become a highly influential research approach in the social sciences. The approach provides techniques and coding... More

    pp. 82-94

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