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Qualitative Literacy Research

  1. Ruth Harman

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0976

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Harman, R. 2012. Qualitative Literacy Research. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Qualitative literacy research, developed in the fields of anthropology and sociology, is often defined as a research approach that focuses on interpretation; on how people interact with and make meaning of texts in particular social and cultural contexts.


  • research methods in applied linguistics;
  • literacy;
  • multilingualism;
  • sociocultural language studies