Message From President
Qualitative Research Association of Malaysia (QRAM) envisions not just to be a platform to promote qualitative research, but to also help create a vast networking among novice and experienced qualitative researchers, thus, it serves as a central platform for learning, innovations and advances in qualitative methodologies.
Most novice and experienced qualitative researchers find doing a good qualitative research challenging. This is because everything seems possible and plausible at the beginning of a study, yet the answer to whether one has done it right comes only at the end of the project. Furthermore, qualitative methodologies are constantly evolving. There is no fixed rules and steps, but abstract concepts and philosophies. Also, a good qualitative study requires the researchers to constantly challenge their idea and analysis until they are contented with their final findings. This process can be tiring and daunting. However, it can be a delightful thrill once the findings illuminate the understanding of the phenomena under study.
To address these challenges, peer supports are needed. This is the aim of QRAM. We are hopeful of achieving this through various channels of communication. Therefore, please feel free to browse through our website, Facebook, LinkedIn and participate in workshops, forums, seminars and conferences that we are organising. Also, please communicate with QRAM, what and how QRAM can help in achieving your qualitative research journey. We will try our best to guide and assist.
Good luck and best wishes!
Tong Seng Fah
President QRAM 2018-2020