What makes qualitative research really worth doing? When do people feel most alive and energized in their research? Research Alive offers insight into the doing of qualitative research by focusing on stories of moments that are experienced as generative. A focus on generative moments illuminates what is life-giving, transformative and expansive both with regards to imagination of ideas and development of scholars in the process of doing research. The book offers a unique array of 40 stories from both new and established scholars.