Koro-Ljungberg, Mirka, Diane Yendol-Hoppey, Jason Jude Smith, and Sharon B. Hayes, "(E)pistemological Awareness, Instantiation of Methods, and Uninformed Methodological Ambiguity in Qualitative Research Projects," Educational Researcher, 38(December, 2009), 687-699.


Argues for making the research process, epistemologies, values, methodological decision points, and argumentative logic, open, accessible, and visible in qualitative research reports; analyzes a series of reports for how well they do this; contains a chart specifying for ten theoretical perspectives that have been used in qualitative research studies ten decision junctures reflecting these epistemological and methodological aspects.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Qualitative Research


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