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)
Archives and Qualitative Research in Education (from Foucault and Bourdieu's approaches) (Dora Marín-Diaz, Flávia Schilling, Julio Groppa Aquino)
A/r/tography (Natalie LeBlanc, Rita L. Irwin)
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)
Collaboration in Educational Ethnography in Latin America (Diana Milstein, Angeles Clemente, Alba Lucy Guerrero)
Comparative Case Study Research (Lesley Bartlett, Frances Vavrus)
Complexity Theory as a Guide to Qualitative Methodology in Teacher Education (Fiona Ell, Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Mary Hill, Mavis Haigh, Lexie Grudnoff, Larry Ludlow)
Educational Qualitative Research in Colombia (Paula Andrea Echeverri-Sucerquia, Carlos Tobon)
Epistemology and Interviews (Kathryn Roulston)
Ethnographies of Development in SADC Countries (Maropeng Modiba, Sandra Stewart)
Ethnography and Education (Alpesh Maisuria, Dennis Beach)
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, Toby Curtis)
Participatory Action Research in Education (Anne Galletta, María Elena Torre)
Performance-Based Ethnography (Durell M. Callier, Dominique C. Hill)
Poetic Approaches to Qualitative Data Analysis (Qiana M. Cutts, M. Billye Sankofa Waters)
Postcritical Ethnography (Allison Daniel Anders)
Qualitative Research on Educational Technology in Latin America (Vani Moreira Kenski, Gilberto Lacerda Santos)
Relational Materialism (Linnea Bodén, Hillevi Lenz Taguchi, Emilie Moberg, Carol A. Taylor)
School Ethnography (Jennifer Bethune, Jen Gilbert)
School Ethnography in Chile (Paulina Contreras, Eduardo Santa Cruz G., Jenny Assaél, Andrea Valdivia)
Social Cartography in Educational Research (Rene Suša, Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti)
Sociocultural Perspectives in Science Education (Sara Tolbert, Paulina Grino, Tenzin Sonam)
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, Débora Dainez, Adriana Lia Friszman de Laplane)
Writing and Managing Multimodal Field Notes (Fernando Hernández-Hernández, Juana M. Sancho-Gil)