Special Issue: Qualitative Research in Social Sciences

Special Issue on: Qualitative Research in Social Sciences

Area/Field: Social Sciences

Guest Editor

Name: Ercilia García-Álvarez
Affiliation: Universitat Rovira I Virgili de Tarragona
E-mail: mariaercilia.garcia@urv.cat

Name: Jordi López-Sintas
Affiliation: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
E-mail: jordi.lopez@uab.es

Languages: English, Castellano, Català

Description about the Special Issue:

Qualitative research traditions (e.g. discourse analysis, ethnography, grounded theory, mix methods, thematic analysis, case analysis, interpretative phenomenological analysis…) have a healthy provenance in some disciplines of social science and the arts, but have been neglected in others. The combining of ontologies and epistemologies (positivist, interpretative, postmodern) jointly with research traditions gives rise to both benefits and creative tensions, as well as promotes the debate about the nature of knowledge that qualitative research produces.

The aim of this Special Issue is to provide an international forum within which the disparate array of questions that arise about a pluralistic approach to qualitative research can foster a cross fertilization of research methods in the social sciences.   We invite contributions from researchers working with any qualitative research methods that treat social issues in organizational contexts (health, psychology, organization, management, sociology, politics, consumption, education, arts, and humanities). We are interested in submissions that address a range of ontological, epistemological and practical issues in pluralistic qualitative research in the social sciences including, but not limited to, substantive contributions as well as methodological.

Subject Coverage:

Research on social issues in organizational contexts (health, psychology, organization, management, sociology, politics, consumption, education, arts, and humanities) framed in any of the qualitative traditions of enquiry

Authors’ guideline:

Authors should follow the guidelines of the Intangible Capital. The normal refereeing standards will apply. Our intention is to engage in a constructive dialogue with authors so that the final product will reflect the highest standards for research work in the topic of this special issue. The guest editors will be happy to answer any questions from potential authors. Authors can find more information in:
http://www.intangiblecapital.org/index.php/ic/about/submissions#authorGuidelines

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: October 1, 2011

Acceptance/rejection notification: January 31, 2012

Revised manuscripts due: May 31, 2012

Publication Special Issue: December 2012