International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
The aim of the Journal is to enhance the practice of qualitative research in education.
The International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education publishes research employing a variety of qualitative methods and approaches, including (but not limited to) ethnographic observation and interviewing, grounded theory, life history, case study, curriculum criticism, policy studies, ethnomethodology, social and educational critique, phenomenology, deconstruction and genealogy. Discussions of epistemology, methodology or ethics from a range of perspectives, including (but no limited to) postpositivism, interpretivism, constructivism, critical theory, feminism and race-based, lesbian/gay and poststructural ones, are also considered.
In addition, innovative or provocative approaches to qualitative research in general or to the way research is reported are encouraged.
All papers address significant education issues and report naturalistic data that have been systematically analysed. The Journal publishes research that defines education in the broadest sense. Papers that focus on learning in non-school settings are welcome. Essays on ethics, methods, teaching research methods and biographies of prominent qualitative researchers appear regularly. Book review essays and short reviews are published in every issue.