A seminar to highlight the benefits and pitfalls of qualitative research methods. While there is a great deal of literature on the use of qualitative methods in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) research, it is only beginning to gain acceptability, or even respectability, as a valid approach to doctoral studies in this discipline area. The seminar aims to identify some valid reasons for using this paradigm and to investigate some ways of approaching the research. It will include topics such as appropriateness, developing research objectives, data collection and analysis and generalisability before identifying some pitfalls. The seminar is intended to be interactive and encourage discussion amongst participants.
Seminar, speech or other presentation
Paper presented at the Monash University Sunway Campus School of Information Technology Seminar Series, Bandar Sunway, Malaysia, 09 June 2009