Qualitative Research in Communication. Introductory Remarks

  • Liz Yeomans Leeds Beckett University
  • Corina Daba-Buzoianu National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest
  • Loredana Ivan National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest

Abstract

The 20th century’s epistemological turn in social sciences (Denzin & Lincoln, 1994; Punch, 2013) acknowledged the importance of qualitative research methods. The need for this turn was also pointed out by Habermas (1979), who noticed that the way data was collected in social sciences affected the analysis and data interpretation. Research gained a comprehensive character and proposed a phenomenological approach of reality (Guba & Lincoln, 1994; Willig, 2008; Lindlof & Taylor, 2011). Nowadays, we notice a “more confident community of scholars” whose earlier endeavors had “opened up the study of cultures, meanings, symbolic performances, and social practices” (Lindlof & Taylor, 2002, p. xi).

Published
2016-02-17
How to Cite
Yeomans, L., Daba-Buzoianu, C., & Ivan, L. (2016). Qualitative Research in Communication. Introductory Remarks. Romanian Journal Of Communication And Public Relations, 17(3), 7 - 9. doi:10.21018/rjcpr.2015.3.164
Section
Articles

Keywords

qualitative methods, qualitative research, communication, epistemology