Editors: Anthony D. Feig and Alison Stokes
This Special Paper is for geoscientists and science educators wishing to learn more about qualitative research methodologies and their potential application in geoscience education and geocognition research. The volume presents a diverse range of papers reporting on qualitative and mixed-methods investigations into geoscience education in formal (K–12, undergraduate, and graduate) and informal settings, as well as chapters focusing on theoretical and philosophical aspects of qualitative inquiry. Various tools and approaches are explored, including validity and reliability, phenomenography, ethnography, hermeneutics, grounded theory, mixed-methods approaches, and the construction of models. As well as showcasing recent research, this volume will provide insight into an alternative research approach for those new to, interested in, or even skeptical of qualitative inquiry.