Editorial: Qualitative Research and Intercultural Communication

Matthias Otten, Jens Allwood, Maria Assumpta Aneas, Dominic Busch, David M. Hoffman, Michele Schweisfurth

Abstract


This article introduces to the thematic scope and the articles of this special issue and it explains some important terminological distinctions of the intercultural research field. The overall aim of this issue is to explore the manifold ways to apply and to reflect upon qualitative research methods in the context of intercultural communication. This implies both a discussion of genuine characteristics of intercultural qualitative research as well as attempts to identify common features and linkages of this special area with more general interpretative research traditions under the "umbrella" of qualitative social research. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0901342

Keywords


intercultural communication; qualitative cultural research; intercultural research; cross-cultural comparison; ethnocentrism; migration; education; media



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