Molecular Biology and Genomics (2007)
Uncategorized / April 23, 2016

Pursuits in the field of molecular biology involve genetic engineering and techniques such as cloning, and they may be interpreted as being quite adventuresome and almost divine. As a  molecular biologist, declaring how you spend your days may garner boundless admiration from some people and disapproval from others. Consequently, you must consider carefully with whom you are speaking before describing your activities. You should not mention how many problems and how much frustration you must endure daily, because one group will be disillusioned, and the other will inevitably ask why you continue to work in this field. I confess that I like the debates about whether we should clone humans, although the discussion often is not engaged at a scientific level. One individual makes a stupid suggestion, and one half of the media and the nation explain why the cloning of humans may not be justified by any means. It seems much ado about nothing, and I cannot comprehend what advantage it would be for me to clone myself. Why should I wish to invest $75,000 for a small crybaby, whose only common ground with me is that it looks like me as I did 30 years ago, if I…

A Companion to Qualitative Research
Bahasa Inggris / April 23, 2016

Qualitative research  is a growing  and ever more diverse field. The continuous development of new approaches, new methods and new techniques  results in a wider and wider diversity in the literature  – in books, in journals and on the Internet. Students,  as well as experienced  researchers, will find it increasingly difficult to keep up with these developments and with the range  of methodological alternatives  available for doing their own research  projects. The Companion  to Qualitative Research seeks to highlight and illustrate connections, common  ground and differences  in the heterogeneous developments of qualitative research.  It intends to give readers  a representative overview of the current  landscape  of qualitative research  with its epistemological  roots, its main theoretical principles, its methodological bases and the development of its procedures, and also to offer an impression of trends for further  development. To achieve this, themes  from current debates in the German-  and English-speaking worlds have been  brought together, so that  the Companion  takes a wider, international perspective  on qualitative research  with authors  from Continental Europe, Britain and North America. At the outset,  the Companion  presents  examples of how qualitative research operates in action, using descriptions of the research  style of various scholars who have had…