"Stretching" Exercises for Qualitative Researchers is an important text, and a must have for qualitative researchers. For my students—and myself—the opportunities to deepen the creative self provide essential tools for broadening our horizons of understanding and approaches to our participants, our work, and ourselves.
Research methods is a rigorous and over-rational man sitting in a pond. People are afraid of him and hold him in awe. No one invites him to dance. But Valerie J. Janesick did, because he saw his emotion, his passion, and his possibility to be a dancer.
I loved this book by Janesick, have used it myself and will continue to use it. It is a great book with fantastic insights. I referenced it in class frequently, but the chapters were not practical enough for new graduate students to purchase as a full course text.
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