An International Journal QMR publishes scholarly research from around the world that aims to further the frontiers of knowledge and understanding of qualitative market research and its applications. This is achieved by publishing high quality research papers that both inform and challenge our awareness of the dichotomy of practices and principals in research in an analytical and practical way. As a journal that aims to further our understanding of qualitative market research, papers can use a variety of inter-disciplinary applications, such as:
I began to encounter a great number of colleagues and their contributions from other countries, disciplines, and scientific cultures. I found myself in a state where I could take the opportunity to reevaluate both my understanding of myself and my recognition of qualitative research.
Altogether, authors from 10 countries and 15 disciplines participated in the opening issue, and many others followed during the years: Positivism and its concomitant quantification are worthy adversaries, indeed making it a struggle, for many, if not most, social scientists aim for scientific respectability.
And respectability is assessed most often through the lens of positivism. Even today with perspectives on knowledge changing rapidly, there is still a need on the part of many social scientists to focus on positivistic approaches.
One gets the sense reading FQS of the changes afoot and the urgency of bringing about change in how research is practiced. Being a German psychologist, a Mexican sociologist, a Northern American psychologist we learned about the variety and heterogeneity of qualitative research and we also thought about possible criteria for what unity of qualitative research might mean under a transdisciplinary and international perspective.
But it took until today to publish an FQS issue, collaboratively organized by qualitative sociologists, more precisely, qualitative sociologists from Europe 3.
The contributions, published today provide unique insights into the variety and richness of qualitative social research in Europe without limiting the issue to a solely European perspective.
It is our hope that they will help to bring scientific knowledge and experiences, partly until now limited to national audiences, to the attention of the international research community, so that in the future international references to this knowledge will be possible.
We will use this very special opportunity to summarize possible future lines of discussion, and we welcome—as for the whole issue—comments, critique, and feedback.
Similarly, a kind of center-periphery structure is not only working and constructed on a disciplinary, but also on a national level with Anglo-Saxon qualitative research on the one hand often described as rather homogenousand non-Anglo-Saxon qualitative research on the other hand characterized by national diversity and heterogeneity: Insofar the "hegemonic position" of national sociology is partly a self construction of sociologists and othersand the editors of this issue were aware of a possible "sociological bias" see KNOBLAUCH et al.
In addition, talking about sociology on a national levelit may be more appropriate to talk about sociologies in the plural. If one takes into account the Latin American situation, there already exists a kind of "sociological minestrone" because of the large number of work groups 27 forming the Latin American Sociology Association.
There was no specific group on qualitative methods in the past, but during the XXV Conference held in August in Porto Alegre, Brazil, the Work Group 17 "Methodology and Epistemology of Social Sciences" was divided into "quantitative" and "qualitative" sections, even though qualitative researchers are dispersed in other work groups, such as "Social Theory and Latin-American Thinking," "Civil Society: Indeed, the contributions on the state of the art of qualitative research in different nations published in FQS 6 3 require completion and comments if we are truly interested in avoiding "national catechisms.
But there seems to be a need to be as critical of the outcomes of decontextualized writing as many researchers are already against the outcomes of decontextualized research practices.
We need to know more about what is happening in the different national, disciplinary, medial "peripheries" to learn about the conceptual roots of our current practices and to act in a future globalized academia, opening our minds to the fascinating diversity and unity?
Others will contribute their part, online and offline 5and especially other open access journals like the International Journal of Qualitative Methods, the International Journal for Ideographic Science launched in the United Statesthe Qualitative Sociology Review launched in Poland and The Qualitative Report may serve as additional sites for discussions, as researchers from all other the world are able to access them as they access FQS without barriers 6.
But even in the case of open access journals other barriers besides paying for access appear to continue: Currently, the monthly FQS newsletter is distributed to colleagues in countries and from numerous disciplines.
Many of them still have no voice in the international qualitative research endeavor, and they, as all others, are warmly invited to share their knowledge and their ideas about the past, present and future of qualitative research!
From his sociological perspective we first "need to retain a structural, formal sense of the multiple orderings of talk, action, things, places and so on. Secondly, we cannot afford to allow such analysis to become the preserve of small coteries of specialists, while a generalised 'qualitative research' proceeds uninformed by such formal analysis"p.
Presenting an overview over qualitative research beyond disciplinary and national borders often ends in the re production of the Anglo-Saxon myth, the ascribed dominance and leadership of Anglo-Saxon and especially North American qualitative research.
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Others will contribute their part, online and offline 5), and especially other open access journals like the International Journal of Qualitative Methods, the International Journal for Ideographic Science (launched in the United States ), the Qualitative Sociology Review (launched in Poland ) and The Qualitative Report may serve as.
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