A Realist Approach, Research Design and Engagement in Supporting Researchers. Joseph Maxwell in Conversation With Mechthild Kiegelmann
Keywords:qualitative research, teaching, research design, realism, mixed methods, ecological validity, analytical generalization
In conversation with Mechthild KIEGELMANN, Joseph MAXWELL talked about his academic pathway. MAXWELL mentioned biographical phases such as being lost in the field as a young scholar of anthropology, working as a researcher in medical education, teaching at Harvard or getting tenure at George Mason University where he worked for 20 years. He introduced key milestones of his work: his design model, realist approach or validity in qualitative research and generalization. MAXWELL talked about important colleagues and commented on overcome divides between quantitative and qualitative positions. Readers get a glance of his passion about philosophy. His humility and commitment to teaching shone through.
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