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

  • Marilyn Lichtman Virginia Tech
Keywords: The Qualitative Report, generic qua­litative researcher, designer qualitative research­er, changing influences

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

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Author Biography

Marilyn Lichtman, Virginia Tech
Marilyn LICHTMAN (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs/beirat/lichtman-e.htm) has worked as a professor of research at Virginia Tech for many years where she has taught qualitative and quantitative courses. She serves on the editorial board of The Qualitative Report and FQS. She has given several presentations about the use of NVivo at the Third International Conference in London in 2002.
Published
2004-09-30
How to Cite
Lichtman, M. (2004). Ron Chenail: The Future Is Here; It Is Just Not Widely Distributed Yet"—Adapted from William Gibson. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 5(3). https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-5.3.548