Why Qualitative Research about Media Activism Could be Hard?
¿Por qué la investigación cualitativa sobre el activismo mediático puede ser difícil?



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Atef, Noha (2019) Why Qualitative Research about Media Activism Could be Hard? Communication & Methods, 1 (2). pp. 221-232. ISSN 2659-9538

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.35951/v1i2.41


This article discusses the challenges the researcher often encounter when they conduct qualitative research. The data were collected through in-depth interviews with a sample of researchers who did their qualitative research about media activism in Egypt between 2008 and 2018. In this context, media activism is a broad term to include new media, digital media and community media. Egypt was selected for this article as the case of the global south, where the research field is politically unstable, and the results may apply other countries of the global south. The article concludes that there are three main variables to determine the difficulty of completing a qualitative research; the identity of the researcher or the research team; the time of carrying out the research and the connections between the researcher and participants.

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Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Media; Activism; Egypt; Qualitative Research; Interviews; Observation
Palabras clave (otros idiomas):Medios de comunicación; Activismo; Egipto; Investigación cualitativa; Entrevistas; Observación
Subjects:Social sciences > Information science > Journalistic ethics
Social sciences > Information science > Journalism
Social sciences > Information science > Advertising
Social sciences > Information science > Communication research
ID Code:58659
Deposited On:28 Jan 2020 08:52
Last Modified:29 Jan 2020 08:37

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