Teaching novice qualitative researchers how to move beyond first-cycle themes is a challenging endeavor. In this essay, we articulate four harmful habits that tend to impede our success: moving too quickly, privileging product over process, providing cursory coverage of analytic technique and artistry, and overlooking the role of synthesis in qualitative research. As a step toward replacing harmful habits with more healthy ones, we offer a number of practical suggestions for reimagining the qualitative research methods curriculum.
Original Publication Information
Lucas, Kristen and Suzy D'Enbeau. "Moving Beyond Themes: Reimagining the Qualitative Analysis Curriculum." 2013. Qualitative Communication Research 2(2): 213-227.
Lucas, Kristen and D'Enbeau, Suzy, "Moving beyond themes: Reimagining the qualitative analysis curriculum" (2013). Faculty Scholarship. 346.