Amazement, pauses and whereabouts. The methodological path followed by a research beginner in a transnational context

  • Alejandra Lizardi-Gómez University of Guadalajara


Explaining the decisions taken in the methodological development of a study ensures rigor in the process of qualitative research. However, few researchers are concerned about outlining the reasons for their methodological strategy selection and the results obtained. A study on chronic illness care in a transnational community is an example where traveling down the methodological path took a different turn than originally intended. In this study the authors explain why it was necessary to adopt methodological strategies, keeping in mind the concepts of reflexivity and flexibility. Additionally, several implications are raised in the design due to the transnational characteristic of the community and its members. [Full text only in Spanish]