I love The Dead. While I can’t say I embrace the “culture” of The Dead, I love their musicianship.  To be able to jam the way they did is a true talent.  I believe that the work I do in qualitative research requires the same improvisational skills. Unplanned topics arise during the course of a group and sometimes following our noses (rather than our discussion guides) leads to some great insight.  This notion inspired me to write this article.  I hope you enjoy it.

 

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