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Contemplative qualitative inquiry : practicing the Zen of research

Author: Valerie J Janesick
Publisher: Walnut Creek, California : Left Coast Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Qualitative researchers incorporate the principles of holism, storytelling, ethics, body and mind links, relational focus, and creativity as key features of their practice. So do practitioners of Zen Buddhism. Leading qualitative researcher Valerie J. Janesick describes how qualitative inquiry can be informed and improved through an understanding of Zen principles. She calls for a contemplative qualitative inquiry  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie J Janesick
ISBN: 9781611329551 1611329558 9781611329568 1611329566
OCLC Number: 894750163
Description: 183 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: About Zen and contemplative inquiry --
Impermanence and observation --
Non-self and interviews --
Interviewing as an act of compassion : do no harm --
Documents, photographs, and artifacts --
Nirvana and writing up qualitative research --
Poetry, Zen, and qualitative research --
A Zen vista of the researcher reflective journal --
Satori, zenergy, and understanding.
Responsibility: Valerie J. Janesick.

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Valerie J. Janesick describes how qualitative inquiry can be informed and improved through an understanding of Zen principles and practices.  Read more...

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