Most books devoted to the subject of research methods and methodologies are expected to be written in a theoretically dense academic prose, often making them almost impenetrable for the lay reader. The Creative Qualitative Researcher is not one of those books. Quite the opposite, Pelias’s writing is engaging, accessible, even humorous at times, and indeed, it offers its readers “what it says on the tin”: writing that makes readers want to read. The book title—The Creative Qualitative Researcher—highlights the author’s aspiration to “open the door” for scholars to use a variety of creative literary skills to evoke the emotional and intellectual complexity of their subjects, deploy their relational and reflexive selves, and engage their ethical sensibilities to guide their research. This book presents an excellent resource for both students and new researchers alike, as the author skillfully uses his own creative writing skills to support his descriptions and...
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Book Review| July 01 2021
Review: The Creative Qualitative Researcher: Writing That Makes Readers Want to Read, by Ronald J. Pelias
Ronald J. Pelias,
The Creative Qualitative Researcher: Writing That Makes Readers Want to Read.
Oxon, United Kingdom:
2019. 228 pp., no illustrations. £21.84 (paperback), ISBN: 978-0-367-17548-1
Journal of Autoethnography (2021) 2 (3): 359–361.
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Liana Beattie; Review: The Creative Qualitative Researcher: Writing That Makes Readers Want to Read, by Ronald J. Pelias. Journal of Autoethnography 1 July 2021; 2 (3): 359–361. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/joae.2021.2.3.359
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