Basics of Qualitative Research: Techniques and Procedures for Developing Grounded Theory / Edition 3

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Overview

The Third Edition of the bestselling Basics of Qualitative Research:Techniques and Procedures for Developing Grounded Theory continues to offer immensely practical advice and technical expertise to aid researchers in making sense of their collected data. Authors Juliet Corbin and the late Anselm Strauss (co-creator of Grounded Theory) present methods that enable researchers to analyze and interpret their data, and ultimately build theory from it. Highly accessible in their approach, Corbin and Strauss provide a step-by-step guide to the research act—from the formation of the research question through several approaches to coding and analysis, to reporting on the research. Full of definitions and illustrative examples, this book concludes with chapters that present criteria for evaluating a study, as well as responses to common questions posed by students of qualitative research. Significantly revised, Basics of Qualitative Research remains a landmark volume in the study of qualitative methods.

Key Features of the Third Edition:

  • Allows for students to develop their critical thinking skills in the "Critical Issues" section at the end of each chapter.
  • Shows the actual steps involved in data analysis (from description to grounded theory) and data gathering by means of theoretical sampling.
  • Provides exercises for thinking, writing and group discussion that reinforces material presented in the text.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Anne Cooper Moore
"With its storytelling and conversational approach, what might be dry becomes a stimulating and engaging read — even for the experienced researcher. This edition has been enriched in multiple ways. This classic introduction to qualitative method and practice is a pleasurable and rewarding read for the novice and experienced researcher alike."
Sharon Rogers
This book provides all qualitative researchers with the tools needed to begin a qualitative research project. While primarily directed at those interested in grounded theory,suggestions, language, and methods that could be used in a variety of qualitative research projects are included. Format is similar to the 1990 edition, but considerable revision has occurred. The purpose is to teach qualitative analysis techniques and procedures. This is not a recipe book but a set of useful tools. It is a valuable revision, as thinking about qualitative research methods and the language used to express that thinking continues to change and develop. The authors' objectives are met. The techniques and procedures outlined in this book are useful for all qualitative researchers. This book would also be an excellent reference for grant and article reviewers who have limited expertise in the language of qualitative research. It contains many excellent quotations for rebutting reviewers who want to impose quantitative methods and language in qualitative projects. The authors maintain their position as two of the most outstanding experts in their field. Corbin has done an excellent job of completing this work after Strauss' death. This book covers all areas of ""doing"" grounded theory research -- data collection, coding, analysis, and theory building. Illustrations are few but helpful. Bolding and underlining in this book assist the reader in identifying material that is particularly important. Definitions are very concise and useful. I noted no shortcomings. This book will be a useful addition to any qualitative researcher's shelf, especially the novice. It provides language that isuseful in educating quantitative researchers about qualitative research. Even those who have the first edition of the book will want this second edition. It has been heavily revised and updated to reflect new understandings of qualitative research methods.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Sharon Rogers, RN, MSN, PhD (c) (University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing)
Description: This book provides all qualitative researchers with the tools needed to begin a qualitative research project. While primarily directed at those interested in grounded theory,suggestions, language, and methods that could be used in a variety of qualitative research projects are included. Format is similar to the 1990 edition, but considerable revision has occurred.
Purpose: The purpose is to teach qualitative analysis techniques and procedures. This is not a recipe book but a set of useful tools. It is a valuable revision, as thinking about qualitative research methods and the language used to express that thinking continues to change and develop. The authors' objectives are met.
Audience: The techniques and procedures outlined in this book are useful for all qualitative researchers. This book would also be an excellent reference for grant and article reviewers who have limited expertise in the language of qualitative research. It contains many excellent quotations for rebutting reviewers who want to impose quantitative methods and language in qualitative projects. The authors maintain their position as two of the most outstanding experts in their field. Corbin has done an excellent job of completing this work after Strauss' death.
Features: This book covers all areas of "doing" grounded theory research:data collection, coding, analysis, and theory building. Illustrations are few but helpful. Bolding and underlining in this book assist the reader in identifying material that is particularly important. Definitions are very concise and useful. I noted no shortcomings.
Assessment: This book will be a useful addition to any qualitative researcher's shelf, especially the novice. It provides language that is useful in educating quantitative researchers about qualitative research. Even those who have the first edition of the book will want this second edition. It has been heavily revised and updated to reflect new understandings of qualitative research methods.
Booknews
New edition of a guide for researchers in various disciplines (social science and professional) who are trying to build theory through qualitative data analysis. Rather than providing a recipe book, the authors have aimed to provide a set of useful tools that will help researchers make sense of mountains of data, make sure that data and interpretations are valid and reliable, and break through the inevitable biases, prejudices, and stereotypical perspectives they bring to the analytic situation. Paper edition (unseen), $29.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412906449
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/19/2007
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 323,337
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Practical Considerations
Chapter 3: Prelude to Analysis
Chapter 4: Strategies for Qualitative Data Analysis
Chapter 5: Introduction to Context, Process and Theoretical Integration
Chapter 6: Memos and Diagrams
Chapter 7: Theoretical Sampling
Chapter 8: Analyzing Data for Concepts
Chapter 9: Elaborating the Analysis
Chapter 10: Analyzing Data for Context
Chapter 11: Bringing Process into the Analysis
Chapter 12: Integrating Around a Concept
Chapter 13: Writing Theses, Monographs, and Giving Talks
Chapter 14: Criterion for Evaluation
Chapter 15: Student Questions and Answers
Index

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