This chapter describes the development of a new research method: ‘breadth-and-depth method’ and a collaboration which put the development of the method into dialogue with reflection on teaching. Breadth-and-depth method was developed to leverage added value from large volumes of qualitative data (‘big qual’) and enhance the reach of qualitative researchers while respective of the fundamental principles of in-depth qualitative research. Through cycles of participatory action research and collaboration in teaching, and with stakeholders and learners, the authors have examined what it takes to develop both a research method and the pedagogy for teaching that method together. They reflect on modes of teaching through data, the use of worked examples and metaphors for articulating and structuring the acquisition of new concepts and knowledge, and the use of peer-learning to enrich learning and manage diversity.

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