Journal of Qualitative Social Sciences <p><span style="color: red;"> NO PUBLICATION FEES EFFECTIVE FROM JANUARY 2021</span></p> <p>Journal of Qualitative Social Sciences (JQSS)&nbsp;is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Asian Scholar Network (ASN) four times a year (February, May, August &amp; November). The main aim of this scholarly journal is to develop&nbsp;qualitative interpretation and analysis of&nbsp;phenomena insocial sciences which&nbsp;include, but are not limited to:&nbsp;anthropology,&nbsp;archaeology, education, communication studies, economics, history, human geography, jurisprudence, linguistics, political science, psychology, public health, and sociology.&nbsp;The journal offers both theoretical and analytical research, and publishes manuscripts based on research methods such as interviewing, participant observation, ethnography, historical analysis, content analysis and others which do not rely primarily on numerical data. Manuscripts can be written in English, Malay or Arabic.&nbsp;</p> en-US (Dr. Al-Tamimi, D.) (Andy Larson) Sun, 28 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 60 IRANIAN PARENT-ADOLESCENT POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS IN THE COVID–19 PANDEMIC <p><em>The COVID-19 pandemic is a considerable global health crisis that has led to extensive behavioural adaptations and subsequent spiritual burden. The widespread measures to inhibit the spread of the virus have had a central effect on the regular life of families. These changes in family schedules likely have an impact on the quality of parenting and the parent-adolescent relationship. In addition to the threats and insecurities generated during the coronavirus crisis, there are opportunities to increase the intimacy of family members and expand their interactions. This interpretive phenomenological study sought to identify the components of positive parent-adolescent relationships during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study population included first grade high school students in District 1 of Tehran in the spring of 2020. Researchers selected participants based on inclusion criteria using purposive sampling.</em> <em>Information saturation occurred with 12 total participants. Data collection consisted of semi-structured, recorded interviews. Data analysis followed the Van Mannen six-step thematic analysis method. Results yielded six main themes, “consistent ideological system,” “positive changes,” “rituals and joint activity,” “constructive communication,” “conflict resolution,” and “mutual care.” Students' experiences of quarantine and their interactions with parents were unique due to the coronavirus outbreak. This research uncovered complexities, experiences, beliefs, and attitudes about positive interactions between Iranian adolescents and their parents. Executive decision-makers and mental health professionals can draw upon this expanded understanding to help families navigate the psychological consequences of the global pandemic.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> &nbsp;Adolescent, COVID-19, phenomenological study, positive interactions.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Cite as:</strong> Zemydani, M. H., Ahmadi, S., Ilanloo, H., Carlson, L. A., &amp; Halvaei, N. H. (2021). Iranian parent-adolescent positive relationships in the COVID–19 pandemic. <em>Journal of Qualitative Social Sciences, 3</em>(1), 1-21.</p> Mojtaba Haghani Zemydani, Sedighe Ahmadi, Hossein Ilanloo, Laurie A. Carlson, Niloufar Hashemi Halvaei ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sun, 28 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 WORKSHOPPING ONLINE: THE USE AND USABILITY OF ONLINE PLATFORMS FOR FACILITATING RESEARCH WORKSHOPS IN THE ERA OF COVID-19 <p><em>Covid-19 has brought about widespread changes within academia, both with relation to teaching and research. Within this, qualitative social science research methods have increasingly become deployed in an online environment in order to adhere to public health guidelines and social distancing measures. There are both benefits and drawbacks to this move online. This paper focuses on a research intervention investigating community engagement practices within public bodies with relation to the delivery of large scale infrastructure projects. Due to Covid-19, the research was undertaken online. Reflection is given on the use of an online workshop for data collection, providing feedback from participants on the success of the research intervention, and reflections from the researcher on the benefits and challenges involved when undertaking a workshop intervention online. It contributes to the emerging field of online qualitative social science research by outlining the usefulness of the process undertaken. The main argument brought forward is that for qualitative social science research to move online new considerations are relevant. The well-established principles for undertaking qualitative studies in real life must be built upon for online spaces and the ethical considerations which are taught and promoted within the social sciences must be advanced.</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Methods, Covid-19, qualitative research workshops, videoconferencing, online social science research.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Cite as:</strong> Boyle, E. (2021). Workshopping online: The use and usability of online platforms for facilitating research workshops in the era of Covid-19. <em>Journal of Qualitative Social Science, 3</em>(1), 22-32.</p> Evan Boyle ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sun, 28 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: REVIEW OF FIRST WAVE OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC EFFECT IN NIGERIA <p><em>COVID-19 has affected every sector across the globe, and the hotel industry is among the hardest hit. This paper is a contribution to the existing literature on the effect of COVID-19 on hospitality industry. It discusses how hospitality industry in Nigeria is affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic and presents reports on evidence and estimates about the impact conducted from surveys, and suggests the path forward for the hospitality industry in Nigeria during the lockdown and post-COVID-19 pandemic period.</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Hospitality industry, COVID-19, pandemic, social distance, Nigeria, economic growth.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Cite as: </strong>Okon, E. O. (2021). Hospitality industry and economic growth: Review of first wave of Covid-19 pandemic effect in Nigeria. <em>Journal of Qualitative Social Sciences, 3</em>(1), 33-44.</p> Emmanuel Okokondem Okon ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sun, 28 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000