Norman K. Denzin, Michael D. Giardina

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript


Human rights and social justice have been, and continue to be, central considerations in qualitative inquiry. This is reflected, for example, in the emphasis that the writing and reporting of qualitative research gives to concepts such as transformation, emancipation, and giving voice to the underserved or marginalized. The fact that qualitative research has as one of its central mantras a commitment to, and focus on, human rights and social justice is not surprising given the overt focus of qualitative inquiry on the social world. As qualitative researchers, people can relate to issues emanating from a focus on, and questioning about, the dynamic relationship between research and practice. Qualitative researchers argues that they use iterative, reflexive, responsive, inductive, and emergent research designs the antithesis in many ways of a linear research process and a linear way of thinking about knowledge transfer from research to practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQualitative Inquiry and Human Rights
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781315421568
ISBN (Print)9781611325959
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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