Research Alive: Exploring Generative Moments in Doing Qualitative Research

April 1, 2011

By: Arne Carlsen, Jane Dutton

Research Alive offers insight into the doing of qualitative research by focusing on stories of moments that are experienced as generative. This illuminates what is life-giving, transformative, and expansive, both with regards to imagination of ideas and development of scholars in the process of doing research. The book offers a unique array of 40 stories from both new and established scholars.

We have taught about the content of the book using a workshop format. Workshop note cards have been made for all 40 stories in the book. These are valuable as a teaching tool–evocative objects that complement the texts and give participants a set of visual and concise forms to touch and engage with. Eight such cards are given here. Please contact Arne Carlsen at for the full deck.