The Oxford Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods in Education

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods in Education

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods in Education provides a diverse overview of the wide variety of qualitative approaches to studying education, including ethnography, interviews, narrative, and case studies. These methods facilitate detailed description, interpretation, and critique that, in education, enable an understanding of how different forms of learning take place, how relationships are implicated in learning, and how contexts enhance and/or impede learning. Articles in the Encyclopedia variously discuss the history of qualitative research methodology, the theoretical underpinnings of qualitative methods, and interdisciplinary applications of qualitative methods, as well as emerging topics that are particularly helpful for scholars, students, and practitioners alike. All of the articles appear online as part of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education.

Editor in Chief

George Noblit, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Associate Editors

Dennis Beach, University of Gothenburg

Belmira Bueno, University of São Paulo

Letitia Fickel, University of Canterbury

Wanda Pillow, University of Utah

Meenakshi Thapan, University of Delhi


Actor-Network Theory (Annelies Kamp)
A/r/tography (Natalie LeBlanc)
Arts-Based Research (Janinka Greenwood)
Autoethnography (Susanne Gannon)
Biographical Approaches in Education (Belmira Oliveira Bueno)
Biographical Approaches in Education in Germany (Bettina Dausien, Peter Alheit)
Complexity Theory as a Guide to Qualitative Methodology in Teacher Education (Fiona Ell, Mary Hill, Lexie Grudnoff, Mavis Haigh, Larry Ludlow, Marilyn Cochran-Smith)
Educational Qualitative Research in Colombia (Paula Andrea Echeverri-Sucerquia, Carlos Tobon)
Epistemology and Interviews (Kathryn Roulston)
Ethnography and Education (Alpesh Maisuria)
Intercultural Arts (Pamela Burnard)
Interviewing Elites in the Educational Field (Maria Luísa Quaresma, Cristóbal Villalobos)
Listening to Students in Schools (Marilene Proença Rebello de Souza, Silvia Helena Vieira Cruz)
Navigating Kaupapa Māori Fields of Knowledge (Angus Macfarlane, Sonja Macfarlane)
Performance-Based Ethnography (Durell M. Callier)
Postcritical Ethnography (Allison Daniel Anders)
Qualitative Research on Educational Technology in Latin America (Vani Moreira Kenski, Gilberto Lacerda Santos)
Relational Materialism (Linnea Bodén)
School Ethnography (Jennifer Bethune, Jen Gilbert)
School Ethnography in Chile (Paulina Contreras, Jenny Assaél, Eduardo Santa Cruz G., Andrea Valdivia)
Social Cartography in Educational Research (Rene Suša, Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti)
Use of Qualitative Methods in Evaluation Studies (Namita Ranganathan, Toolika Wadhwa)
Vygotsky’s Theoretical and Conceptual Contributions to Qualitative Research in Education (Ana Luiza Bustamante Smolka, Ana Lucia Horta Nogueira, Adriana Lia Friszman de Laplane, Débora Dainez)
Writing and Managing Multimodal Field Notes (Fernando Hernández-Hernández)