Beyond the comfort zone: a guide to supervising qualitative undergraduate psychology dissertations for quantitative researchers
journal contributionposted on 04.03.2020, 16:26 by Leanne Freeman, Joanna Brooks, Colm Crowley, Clare Elmi-Glennan, Alasdair Gordon-Finlayson, Hilary McDermottHilary McDermott, Sarah Seymour-Smith
The Teaching Qualitative Psychology Group (TQP) is a group of experienced academics supporting the sharing of best practice in the teaching and supervision of qualitative research methods in psychology. In this paper the group share their knowledge and practice suggestions with a specific focus on supporting academics who do not come from a qualitative research background, but who are supervising qualitative dissertations. This paper will explore why quantitative researchers may want to supervise qualitative dissertations and suggest ways in which this methodological shift might be managed well in the context of the undergraduate project as well as some practical advice for a valuable supervision experience.
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