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Analysis on Reports of Qualitative Research Published in Domestic Korean Medicine Journals (국내 한의학 학회지에 게재된 질적 연구 보고 분석)

  • Lee, Seung-Hwan;Seong, Woo-Yong;Lim, Jung-Hwa
    • Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry
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    • v.27 no.2
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    • pp.77-87
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    • 2016
  • Objectives This study was aimed to analyze the reports of qualitative research published in domestic Korean medicine journals.Methods Eleven published qualitative research studies were selected for analysis. Selected reports were analyzed by Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative Research (COREQ), a reporting guideline for qualitative research.Results In the 1st domain, descriptions of personal characteristics, interviewer's bias or assumption were insufficient. In the 2nd domain, descriptions such as presence of non-participants, research questions for the interview guidelines, data saturation and transcript return to participants were insufficient. In the 3rd domain, descriptions of items related to number of data coder, participants evaluating the finding, and clarity of minor themes were insufficient.Conclusions Qualitative studies in Korean Medicine have increased. COREQ should be considered by investigators who report qualitative research, in order to improve the quality of research.

Understanding Qualitative Research as Bricolage (브리콜라주로서 질적 연구의 이해)

  • Hur, Changsoo
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.17 no.2
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    • pp.278-287
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    • 2017
  • As a background for qualitative research, the concept of bricolage is very common in the North America. As a movement of art area, because, it has characteristics of criticality and existence which is very close to the definitions of qualitative research. However, regardless of recent rapid wide-spread of qualitative research with the world trend of research methodology, it is very unusual that scholars are rarely discussing on the concept of bricolage in South Korea. In literature review, scholars conceptualize bricolage in literature, art, and so on except qualitative research field. Thus, I realize that it is necessary to discuss the concept of bricolage in qualitative research. Through it, scholars will understand more about the definition of qualitative research. Accordingly, I try to prove the thesis 'qualitative research is bricolage' in this article. In conclusion, scholars commonly define qualitative research to involve the meanings of 'reflection', 'understanding', 'deconstruction', and 'reconstruction' and illustrate also the concepts of bricolage in a praxis of interpretation and understanding with getting together of rigorousness, complexity, and criticality. I realize that these notions are very close to each other in this study.

Secondary Analysis: Focusing on Qualitative Research (이차분석 : 질적연구를 중심으로)

  • 이명선
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
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    • v.34 no.1
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    • pp.35-44
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    • 2004
  • Purpose: This article explored issues arising from secondary analysis of qualitative data and analyzed the results of qualitative secondary analysis studies published in English, focusing on the methodological aspects. Method: A total of 29 studies were identified as qualitative secondary analysis studies, retrieving from the CINAHL database from 1982 to 3rd week of April 2003. These studies were analyzed by publication year, research method, and type of approach to secondary analysis. Result: The year that the qualitative secondary analysis study first published was 1992 and the number of the studies using secondary analysis has increased after the middle of 1990s. Grounded theory was the one the most frequently used(n=11, 37.9%) and phenomenological study the second most(n=6, 20.7%). In terms of types of approach, fifteen studies(51.7%) focused on the specific concepts that were not explored in the primary studies. Nine(31.0%) focused on the specific types of participants. Six were aimed to integrate contexts or perspectives to generate more general and abstract analysis of qualitative data. Conclusion: The results of this article will stimulate methodological discussion of qualitative secondary analysis and activate qualitative studies using secondary analysis.

An Explorative Study on Discourses of Adequate Validity Criterion in Qualitative Research (질적 연구의 타당도 담론에 관한 탐색적 연구 - 주관성과 사회성의 긴장을 중심으로 -)

  • Kim, Kyung-Hee;Kim, Gi-Duk;Park, Ji-Young
    • Korean Journal of Social Welfare
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    • v.63 no.2
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    • pp.155-177
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    • 2011
  • This paper attempts to explore the universal foundation on which the discourses on the validity criteria in qualitative research should be based, and further discuss in depth the scope and direction of an adequate validity criterion in qualitative research by critical examination of previous discourses. To establish the foundation for qualitative research, first of all, the concept of quality and qualitative paradigm were examined in terms of ontology and epistemology, especially focused on the works carried out by Aristotle, Kenneth and Boyd. Secondly, the earlier studies on the validity of qualitative research were critically reviewed in terms of the theoretical findings on the concept of quality and qualitative paradigm. The major results include the following: First, the true content of quality is defined as the 'what-ness' or essence of things perceived by subjects, and qualitative paradigm as adequate framework for qualitative research is comprised of two intrinsic modes: one is the mode of awareness and the other is that of expression. Second, qualitative researchers are able to reach to the higher level of validity by considering not only the subjectivity and the originality but also the sociality in drawing a conclusion through qualitative perception. Third, the trend of previous validity discourses can be firmly summarized as the effort to overcome the effect of quantitative research and acquire the true identity for qualitative research, which is subjectivity, and as the quest to compromise the tension between subjectivity and sociality. Finally, based on the findings, several research topics are suggested. For example, the more attention should be paid to the area of the expression of qualitative awareness as a way of overcome the tension between subjectivity and publicness.

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A Case Study of Fashion Marketing Research using Multiple Methods (마케팅 리서치에서 다중측정방법에 관한 실증적 연구)

  • 박혜정;김혜정;이영주;임숙자
    • The Research Journal of the Costume Culture
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    • v.10 no.6
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    • pp.601-616
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    • 2002
  • Qualitative research is a method widely used in marketing research. However, the method has seldom been used in fashion marketing research in Korea. The purpose of this study was to prove that using both qualitative and quantitative research methods in main stage is much useful than using qualitative research method only in exploratory stage. Qualitative data were gathered by conducting Focus Group Interview(FGI) with 48 college students. Quantitative data were gathered by surveying college students, and 487 questionnaires were used in the statistical analysis. The data were analyzed using content analysis, mean, standard deviation, and t-test. As a result, FGI, one of the tools used in qualitative research methods, was proved to be useful in revealing consumers´deep emotional needs as well as purchase motives. FGI also revealed information which quantitative research method tools such as survey could have missed. Therefore, it is best to use multiple methods-simultaneous use of quantitative and qualitative methods-to understand fast changing consumers´needs and purchase motives.

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Perception Changes of Graduate Students on Qualitative Research in Gifted Education (영재교육의 질적 연구에 대한 대학원생들의 인식 변화)

  • Chae, Dong-Hyun;Lee, Hang-Ro;Choi, Young-Owan
    • Journal of Korean Elementary Science Education
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    • v.30 no.1
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    • pp.93-101
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    • 2011
  • The purpose of this research is to find out the change in graduate students' perceptions before and after they take a class on qualitative research. The class on qualitative research was held by the researcher in the winter semester of 2009. The subjects are nine graduate students (two male and eight female) and all elementary school teachers. An open-ended questionnaire with 5 items was used. The responses were interpreted, analyzed and categorized into several main conceptions. The results are as follow: First, some students perceived qualitative research as the counterpart for quantitative research, some perceived that qualitative research supplements quantitative research, while the rest of them had no concept of either before they took the class. Second, they all agreed that qualitative research is necessary in gifted education after they took the class. In order to better understand what is happening in classrooms, in terms of gifted education, a well organized curriculum for gifted education should be developed and conducted in graduate schools.

A Study on the Social Welfare Qualitative Research in Korea: Trends and Implications (한국 사회복지 질적 연구: 동향과 의미)

  • Kim, In-Sook
    • Korean Journal of Social Welfare
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    • v.59 no.1
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    • pp.275-300
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    • 2007
  • This study explores the trends and implications of social welfare qualitative research in Korea. The results are follows. At present, social welfare qualitative research is entering in the quickening period. The characteristics of configuration of social welfare qualitative research in Korea are overwhelming inferiority in post-positivism and heuristics, wide differences between universities in metropolitan area and in local area at the aspect of amounts of qualitative research products, rapid increase in the interests of qualitative research in doctoral candidates, and distinguishment of doctoral candidates as a leader group in qualitative research. The results of critics of qualitative researches are follow: 1) initiative of naturalistic interpretism 2) inclination of methodicism 3) poorness of critical themes 4) propensity in grounded theory. These trends of social welfare qualitative research in Korea, in spite of the limits, have various implications: 1) Trying to critics of social welfare knowledge based on positivism and formation of opposing discourse to positivism 2) diversification in paradigm of inquiry 3) spread of narrative thinking of social welfare phenomenon.

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Analysis of Qualitative Research Published by Korean Journal of Adult Nursing (1989-2011) (성인간호학회지(1989-2011)에 게재된 질적 연구의 동향 분석)

  • Kim, Yeong-Kyeong;Hwang, Sun-Young;Shin, Su-Jin
    • Korean Journal of Adult Nursing
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    • v.23 no.6
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    • pp.633-641
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    • 2011
  • Purpose: This study was to examine the trend of qualitative study published by Korean Journal of Adult Nursing from 1989 to 2011, and to suggest future directions through identifying its strength and weakness. Methods: Ninety one published qualitative studies were analyzed focusing on research methodology and research themes using descriptive statistics. Results: During the last 22 years, the number of qualitative studies has rapidly increased and the methodology used to analyze qualitative data has been diversified. The most frequently used analytic method was a phenomenology (48.4%) and the frequency of conducting a content analysis has increased. The prevailing data collection settings were community (61.5%), followed by hospital (35.2%). Especially, many researches showed specific description on researcher's efforts to get validity and reliability of studies in individual studies presented within recent 10 years. However, it was noted that meta study using mixed methodology and secondary analysis of qualitative studies are rarely used and need to be facilitated. Conclusion: Nursing Researchers utilizing qualitative research should continuously make efforts to increase the validity and reliability of their studies and to find knowledges or strategies applicable to practice through using mixed methods or secondary analysis of individual studies.

A Study on Experiences of Social Welfare Qualitative Researchers in Korea : Focus on the Rigor (한국 사회복지학에서의 질적 연구 경험에 관한 연구 : 엄격성을 중심으로)

  • Kim, Mi-Ok
    • Korean Journal of Social Welfare
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    • v.59 no.4
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    • pp.163-189
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    • 2007
  • This study explores actual conditions and experiences on the rigor of social welfare qualitative researchers in Korea by using a qualitative inquiry. To examine the actual conditions on the rigor, this study analyzes 2,112 articles published in 8 Korean social work journals from 1979 to 2006. And to explores the experiences of social welfare qualitative researcher on the rigor, this study analyzes the experiences of qualitative research by using individual interviews and focus group interviews. The characteristics of social welfare qualitative research in Korea tend to enlarge according to the needs by doctoral candidates, coexist with post-positivism and constructivism. The analysis of both quantitative and qualitative results show that the rigor of social welfare qualitative research is very important to secure the validity and control the quality of qualitative research. Based on these results, this study introduced concrete tasks related to secure the rigor of social welfare qualitative research in Korea.

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Research Methods in Korean Social Welfare Research: Analysis of the Trend and Discussion for Promoting Application of Qualitative Research Methods (한국 사회복지학 연구방법론에 대한 분석과 고찰 - 질적 연구방법의 유용성 제고를 위한 논의 -)

  • Kang, Chul-Hee;Kim, Mi-Ok
    • Korean Journal of Social Welfare
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    • v.55
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    • pp.55-81
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    • 2003
  • This paper attempts to analyze the trend of research methods in Korean social welfare research and discuss utilities of qualitative research methods in broadening and deepening social welfare knowledge body in Korea. First, this paper examines research methods of 538 research articles published in Korean Journal of Social Welfare from the volume one in 1979 to the volume 51 in 2002. It has the following results: (1) non-empirical research articles were dominant in the 1980s; (2) empirical research articles have been dominant since the middle of the 1990s; and (3) research articles utilizing qualitative methods have appeared rarely since the end of the 1990s. Second, this paper examines the characteristics and the types(phenomenology, grounded theory, ethno-graphic approach, narrative inquiry etc.) of qualitative research methods. Third, this paper discusses (1) fitness between practice in social welfare discipline and qualitative research methods and (2) utilities of qualitative research methods in broadening and deepening knowledge body of Korean social welfare. In discussing the fitness, this paper focuses that qualitative research methods fits with the needs of social welfare discipline regarding broadening and deepening our understandings about social phenomena related to practice, and (2) qualitative research methods fits the needs of social welfare discipline regarding developing endogenous knowledge. In discussing the utilities, this paper focuses that qualitative research methods can be more properly utilized for social welfare research because there are coincidences in basic assumptions and perspectives of both qualitative research methods and social welfare practice. Finally, this paper highlights that 'many ways of knowing' exist in social science and it should be considered more sincerely in the arena of Korean social welfare research in order to more solidly develop the knowledge body of social welfare and practice in Korea.

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