Challenges and Opportunities in Qualitative Research

Sharing Young Scholars’ Experiences

  • Kwok Kuen Tsang
  • Dian Liu
  • Yanbi Hong

Table of contents

About this book


This book shares young scholars’ (current PhD students and those who completed their PhD between 2010 and 2015) experiences with conducting qualitative social research. Intended as a guide for newcomers to the field, it focuses on the practical issues encountered by qualitative researchers rather than methodological discussions. Accordingly, it addresses a range of representative issues in the qualitative research process – namely research design, data access, data collection, and data analysis – and covers a variety of social sciences topics.


Qualitative methodology Social research Research method Difficulties in qualitative research Successful qualitative research Young scholar experience

Editors and affiliations

  • Kwok Kuen Tsang
    • 1
  • Dian Liu
    • 2
  • Yanbi Hong
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Faculty of Social SciencesUniversity of StavangerStavangerNorway
  3. 3.School of HumanitiesSoutheast UniversityNanjingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-5810-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-5811-1
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