SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1

Lincoln, Y. S., Gonzalez y Gonzalez, E. M., and Massera, E. M. (2016). “Spanish is a loving tongue”: Performing qualitative research across languages and cultures. Qualitative Inquiry (ahead of print).

Questions that apply to this article:

  1. What are challenges facing qualitative researchers when working in variations on the same language?
  2. How do idioms communicate meaning? What can a researcher do when an idiom doesn’t translate between cultures?
  3. What responsibility does a qualitative researcher have in facilitating cross-cultural communication?

Article 2

Ortiz, S. M. (2004). Leaving the private world of wives of professional athletes: A male sociologist’s reflections. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 33(4), 466-487.

Questions that apply to this article:

  1. In what ways do you anticipate managing relationships when you conclude your research?
  2. What challenges did this author face in leaving the field?
  3. How can a researcher balance the pursuit of a “native” experience with maintaining their own identity and interests?