Volume 19 Number 2 

Safary Wa-Mbaleka


That God May Know My Integrity
Ella Smith Simmons
Eyes That See and Ears That Hear: A Case
for Qualitative Research

Ella Smith Simmons 

Still a Teen, Already a Mother: Understanding the Teen Motherhood Phenomenon Through Photovoice 
Arceli H. Rosario, Maria Carmela Domocmat,
& Shorena Oniashvili

The Experience of Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education Teachers in Southern Leyte, Philippines 
Constantino G. Medilo, Jr.

Cellphone Addiction and Academic Stress Among University Students in Thailand 
Darrin Thomas

Shalom as Wholeness: A Biblical Basis for Meeting Global Health Needs in the 21st Century 
Ikechukwu Michael Oluikpe
& Sylvia T. Callender-Carter

A Wholeness Approach for the Adventist Health Message 
Cesar Augusto Galvez


Documenting and Assessing Learning in Informal
and Media-rich Environments

Evelyn R. Obo-Rayos
Make Learning Personal: The What, Who, WOW, Where and Why
Mak Chung Yin 

Developing Mentoring and Coaching Relationships in Early Care and Education: A Reflective Approach 
Marie Claire Mukamazimpaka

International Forum 
Vol. 19, No. 2
October 2016
Print ISSN : 0119-2000
Online ISSN : 2350-7497

Eyes That See and Ears That Hear:
A Case for Qualitative Research

Abstract. In a worldwide climate of misperception and illusion, the physical senses and mental perception skills are key to qualitative research. The researcher is the first instrument of qualitative inquiry and then, to a great degree, determines the effectiveness of all others throughout the research process, from entry into the research setting through to the publication of the research report. Qualitative researchers must possess keen abilities to see, hear, decode, and translate to the world the meanings of the messages and dynamics of their research settings. Further, they must hone those skills constantly. This article examines the importance and challenge of seeing, hearing, and portraying the world accurately through qualitative inquiry and scholarship.


Keywords: qualitative research, naturalistic inquiry, grounded theory, constructivism


Ella Smith Simmons
General Vice President
General Conference, Maryland, USA

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