Ron Chenail: The Future Is Here; It Is Just Not Widely Distributed Yet"—Adapted from William Gibson

Marilyn Lichtman

Abstract


CHENAIL and LICHTMAN explore how the field of qualitative research has developed in the United States since the early 1990s. CHENAIL characterizes himself as a generic qualitative re­searcher rather than a designer qualitative re­searcher. We reminisce about how qualitative re­search has become an accepted form of con­ducting research in many disciplines, including family therapy, education, nursing, and business; we talk about how we were barely heard in those early days. CHENAIL discusses some of the new ideas in qualitative research such as ZALTMAN's metaphor elicitation technique, MISHLER's exem­plars, and a combination industrial--amusement research park. As the Editor and driving force of The Qualitative Report, CHENAIL's contributions are substantial and far-reaching.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0403113

Keywords


The Qualitative Report; generic qua­litative researcher; designer qualitative research­er; changing influences

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