New frontiers in qualitative longitudinal research: an agenda for research

Thomson, Rachel and McLeod, Julie (2015) New frontiers in qualitative longitudinal research: an agenda for research. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 18 (3). pp. 243-250. ISSN 1364-5579

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Abstract

This paper outlines the state of the art in qualitative longitudinal methodology, reflecting on more than 10 years of development since a previous special issue on QLR was published by the International Journal of Social Research Methodology in 2003. The papers presented in this special issue emerge from a methodological innovation network that brought together an international community of researchers in order to map new frontiers for the method. This paper summarises the development of the method from a design to a sensibility, identifying three new frontiers as part of a future research agenda including: the need for a processual imaginary; experimentation with temporal perspectives and orientations and explicating the temporal affordances of our methods.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: qualitative longitudinal research; literature review; time; temporality; methods
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher education
Depositing User: Samuel Appleton
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 11:39
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 10:25
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/54024

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Duration: A New Frontier for Qualitative Longitudinal ResearchG0963ESRC507646121