Qualitative Research in Education


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Qualitative Research in Education is an online journal fourth-monthly published by Hipatia which shows the results of qualitative researches aimed to promote significantly the understanding and improvement of the educational processes. Qualitative Research in Education gathers the outcomes from the educational researches carried out in different fields, disciplines and qualitative methodological approaches. These investigations have as a final purpose to improve the educational processes or contexts. Consequently, the journal will publish disciplinary and multi-disciplinary pieces of work linked to education and more precisely to Pedagogy, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Philosophy, Linguistics, Geography, Mathematics, Physical Education, Music or Political Science.

This scientific journal was created to meet the need for recording the increasing scientific knowledge generated from qualitative researches. Qualitative Research in Education is one of the first scientific journals on this theme. It intends to be an international space for debate and educational reflection on participative implementations on research which involves the reality that is being investigated, the understanding of educational phenomena as well as the evidence that can encourage not only equity and improvement of outcomes in education but also a social change.

Qualitative Research in Education aims to be indexed as soon as possible within the national and international Social Science databases such as ERIH, SCOPUS or Social Science Citation Index.

Peer Review Policy: All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous double-blind peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by two anonymous referees.

Indexed in:  Thomson Reuters (Web of Science), ERIH PLUS, Academic Journals Database, CSIC CCHS, Dialnet, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Dulcinea, EBSCO Host, Educational Research Abstract Online (ERA), e-Revistas, Global Impact Factor (GIF), Google Académico, JournalTOCs, Latindex Catálogo, Matriz de Información para la Evaluación de Revistas (MIAR), Open Access Library, Sherpa/Romeo, Universal Impact Factor

Licence: Until October 5th 2013, Hipatia Press scientific journals were published under Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-NoDerivative License(CC BY NC ND). Hipatia Press journals decided to change the license and use the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) as recommended by the Budapest Open Access Initiative taking into account its commitment with Open Access.

Vol 5, No 1 (2016): February

Table of Contents


Joseph Cunningham
David Hortiguela Alcala, Ángel Pérez Pueyo, Víctor Abella García
C. Amelia Davis, Jessica N. Lester
Magdalena Suárez-Ortega


Los grupos de discusión en Investigación Cualitativa
Helena Prieto Sanz

List of Reviewers

Reviewers 2015
QRE Editors

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