A Companion to Qualitative Research / Edition 1

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A Companion to Qualitative Research draws on the work of an array of leading scholars from Europe, Britain and North America to present a summary of every aspect of the qualitative research process from nuts-and-bolts methods and research styles, to examinations of methodological theory and epistemology. It is one of the few surveys of qualitative research to adopt a genuinely international voice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761973751
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Uwe Flick is a trained psychologist and sociologist. He is Professor of Qualitative Research in Education at the Free University in Berlin, Germany. Previously, he was Professor of Qualitative Research in Political Sciences at the University in Vienna, Austria, and Professor of Qualitative Research in Social Work, Nursing and Gerontology at Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany. Before that, he was Adjunct Professor at the Memorial University of Newfoundland at St. John’s, Canada and has been a Lecturer at the Free University of Berlin in Research Methodology, a Reader and Assistant Professor at the Technical University of Berlin in Qualitative Methods and Evaluation; and Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Medical Sociology at the Hannover Medical School. He has held visiting appointments at the London School of Economics, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, at Cambridge University (UK), Memorial University of St. John’s (Canada), University of Lisbon (Portugal), Institute of Higher Studies in Vienna, in Italy and Sweden, and at the School of Psychology at Massey University, Auckland (NZ). His main research interests are qualitative methods, social representations in the fields of individual and public health, vulnerability in fields like youth homelessness or migration and technological change in everyday life. He is author Designing Qualitative Research (London: SAGE 2007) and Managing Quality in Qualitative Research (London: SAGE 2007) and editor of The SAGE Qualitative Research Kit (London: SAGE 2007), A Companion to Qualitative Research (London: SAGE 2004), Psychology of the Social (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), Quality of Life and Health: Concepts, Methods and Applications (Berlin: Blackwell Science, 1995), and La perception quotidienne de la Santé et la Maladie: Théories subjectives et Représentations sociales (Paris: L’Harmattan, 1993). As his most recent publications, he wrote Introducing Research Methodology – A Beginners’ Guide to Doing a Research Project and edits the SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis (London: SAGE 2014).

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Table of Contents

What Is Qualitative Research - Uwe Flick, Ernst von Kardorff and Ines Steinke
Introduction and Overview
Introduction - Uwe Flick, Ernst von Kardorff and Ines Steinke
Anselm Strauss - Bruno Hildenbrand
Erving Goffman's Research Style - Herbert Willems
Harold Garfinkel and Harvey Sacks - J[um]org Bergmann
Paul Willis and the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies - Rolf Lindner
Paul Parin, Fritz Morgenthaler and Goldy Parin Matth[gr]ey - Maya Nadig and Johannes Reichmayr
Clifford Geertz - Stephan Wolff
Life in Transit - Yvonna Lincoln
The Work of Norman K Denzin
Marie Jahoda - Christian Fleck
Introduction - Uwe Flick, Ernst von Kardorff and Ines Steinke
Phenomenological Life-World Analysis - Ronald Hitzler and Thomas Eberle
Ethnomethodology - J[um]org R Bergmann
Symbolic Interactionism - Norman K Denzin
Constructivism - Uwe Flick
Social Scientific Hermeneutics - Hans-Georg Soeffner
Qualitative Biographical Research - Winfried Marotzki
Qualitative Generation Research - Heinz Bude
Life-World Analysis in Ethnography - Anne Honer
Cultural Studies - Rainer Winter
Gender Studies - Regine Gildemeister
Organizational Analysis - Lutz von Rosenstiel
Qualitative Evaluation Research - Ernst von Kardorff
Introduction - Uwe Flick, Ernst von Kardorff and Ines Steinke
Design and Process in Qualitative Research - Uwe Flick
Hypotheses and Prior Knowledge in Qualitative Research - Werner Meinefeld
Abduction, Deduction and Induction in Qualitative Research - Jo Reichertz
Selection Procedures, Sampling, Case Construction - Hans Merkens
Qualitative and Quantitative Methods - Udo Kelle and Christian Erzberger
Not in Opposition
Triangulation in Qualitative Research - Uwe Flick
Quality Criteria in Qualitative Research - Ines Steinke
Introduction - Uwe Flick, Ernst von Kardorff and Ines Steinke
Ways into the Field and their Variants - Stephan Wolff
Qualitative Interviews - Christel Hopf
An Overview
Interviewing as an Activity - Harry Hermanns
Group Discussions and Focus Groups - Ralf Bohnsack
Field Observation and Ethnography - Christian L[um]uders
Photography as Social Science Data - Douglas Harper
Reading Film - Norman K Denzin
Using Films and Video as Empirical Social Science Material
Electronic Process Data and Analysis - J[um]org Bergmann and Christoph Meier
On the Transcription of Conversations - Sabine Kowal and Daniel C O'Connell
The Analysis of Semi-Structured Interviews - Christiane Schmidt
The Analysis of Narrative-Biographical Interviews - Gabriele Rosenthal and Wolfram Fischer-Rosenthal
Qualitative Content Analysis - Philipp Mayring
Theoretical Coding - Andreas B[um]ohm
Text Analysis in Grounded Theory
Computer-Assisted Analysis of Qualitative Data - Udo Kelle
Analysis of Documents and Records - Stephan Wolff
Objective Hermeneutics and Hermeneutic Sociology of Knowledge - Jo Reichertz
Conversation Analysis - J[um]org Bergmann
Genre Analysis - Hubert Knoblauch and Thomas Luckmann
Discourse-Analytic Method - Ian Parker
Deep Structure Hermeneutic - Hans Dieter K[um]onig
The Art of Interpretation - Heinz Bude
The Presentation of Qualitative Research - Eduard Matt
Introduction - Uwe Flick, Ernst von Kardorff and Ines Steinke
Research Ethics and Qualitative Research - Christel Hopf
Teaching Qualitative Research - Uwe Flick and Martin Bauer
Utilization of Qualitative Research - Ernst von Kardorff
The Future Prospects of Qualitative Research - Hubert Knoblauch
The Challenges of Qualitative Research - Christian L[um]uders
The Art of Procedure, Methodological Innovation and Theory-Formation in Qualitative Research - Alexandre Metraux
Service Section - Heike Ohlbrecht
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