Qualitative Research in Canadian Psychology

David L. Rennie, Kimberly D. Watson, Althea Monteiro


In response to the first author's e-mailed depiction of his situation as a qualitative researcher in a large Canadian department of psychology, Canadian qualitative researchers in several disciplines were invited to respond to questions about their situations. A thematic analysis of the replies revealed that psychologists in departments affiliated with the faculties of arts and science operate in greater isolation than do those with affiliated with a faculty of education. The analysis also indicated that the use of qualitative research in psychology lags behind its uptake in the other disciplines with which it was compared. Themes in terms of responsiveness to the needs of graduate students, departmental and institutional support, funding and scholarship are presented and discussed.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0002295


qualitative research; Canadian psychology; sociology of knowledge

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-1.2.1098

Copyright (c) 2000 David L. Rennie, Kimberly D. Watson, Althea Monteiro

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