Comparative qualitative research offers a wide range of possibilities, whether based on interviews, observations, or other types of data. The major challenges in comparative research, however, are access to comparable data, different cultural interpretations of data, and, especially in cross-national research, the need for an adequate conceptual framework. How can researchers meet these challenges? What techniques can be used when collecting and analysing comparable data? What are the limitations and possibilities of comparative qualitative research? This session welcomes papers on these and related questions.
Session organizer: Shalva Weil, Research Institute for Innovation in Education, Hebrew University, Israel.
The session is scheduled as number 1.