What is (post)quanlitative research?
CITATION: Le Grange, L. 2018. What is (post)quanlitative research?. South African Journal of Higher Education, 32(5):1-14, doi:10.20853/32-5-3161.
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The (post)human turn has ushered in new ways of doing inquiry. (Post)humanism is the catalyst for news ways of thinking and doing research under an umbrella term called (post)qualitative research. In this article I discuss the contextual and philosophical dimensions that gave rise to (post)qualitative research. I outline some emerging characteristics of (post)qualitative research and discuss its relevance to South Africa. I suggest that (post)qualitative research informed by both (post)human theories and indigenous philosophies could open up new ways of doing research in the country, including research with water and land. I do not provide a set of answers in the article, but open up alternative ways of thinking and doing inquiry in the Anthropocene and in a context of ongoing decolonial conversations.