Qualitative Research for Interdisciplinary Studies: Multiple Methodologies for Multiple Disciplines





The intent of research is to improve the lives of individuals and communities. Through qualitative research specifically, we can deepen our understanding of reality and investigate the nuances of how people experience and make meaning from it. Qualitative research, as a scientific approach, enables researchers to examine phenomena from the point of view of those who live it. Qualitative researchers seek to understand individuals’ experiences, perceptions, thoughts, and emotions that are constructed through social rules, cultural patterns shaped by the communities and societies in which they live. Although research objectives differ, qualitative research is defined by a systematic process of researchers' identifying and interrogating their positionality, subjectivities, and influential paradigms. In this introduction readers will note similar methodologies; however, these are presented in the context of multiple disciplines. This volume demonstrates the evolving interdisciplinarity of qualitative research methods that engages scholars in innovative conversation. This editorial offers a peek at the interdisciplinary potential of qualitative research. Such interdisciplinary prowess is found in Volume 16 of New Trends in Qualitative Research.


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How to Cite

Elizabeth M. Pope, Catarina Brandão, Kyle Bower, & Sonia Verdugo-Castro. (2023). Qualitative Research for Interdisciplinary Studies: Multiple Methodologies for Multiple Disciplines. New Trends in Qualitative Research, 16, e825. https://doi.org/10.36367/ntqr.16.2023.e825