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Keyword: qualitative research

Standing in the middle: Insider/outsider positionality while conducting qualitative research with opposing military veteran political groups

Publications Posted on: March 22, 2018
This case study describes the process and challenges of conducting qualitative research on two opposing military veteran political groups: Iraq Veterans Against the War and Vets for Freedom. The discussion is based on a dissertation project that compelled me to reflect on my simultaneous "insider" status as a military veteran and "outsider" status as a non-member of both veteran political groups.

Wildland fire and organic discourse: Negotiating place and leisure identity in a changing wildland urban inteface

Publications Posted on: June 18, 2009
A lack of research on the conceptual intersection of leisure, place and wildland fire and its role in identity prompted this exploratory study. The purpose of this research was to gather evidence regarding how people negotiate identities under the threat of wildland fire.

Collecting and analyzing qualitative data: Hermeneutic principles, methods and case examples

Publications Posted on: February 25, 2008
Over the past three decades, the use of qualitative research methods has become commonplace in social science as a whole and increasingly represented in tourism and recrearion research. In tourism, for example, Markwell and Basche (1998) recently noted the emergence of a pluralistic perspective on science and the growth of research employing qualitative frameworks.

An hermeneutic approach to studying the nature of wilderness experiences

Publications Posted on: February 25, 2008
The most prevalent approach to understanding recreation experiences in resource management has been a motivational research program that views satisfaction as an appropriate indicator of experience quality. This research explores a different approach to studying the quality of recreation experiences.