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Overview

Collecting and Interpreting Qualitative Materials, the third volume in the paperback version of the Handbook of Qualitative Research, 2nd Edition, considers the tasks of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting empirical materials, and comprises the Handbook's Parts IV ( "Methods of Collecting and Analyzing Empirical Materials ") and V ( "The Art of Interpretation, Evaluation, and Presentation ").

Collecting and Interpreting Qualitative Materials introduces the researcher to basic methods of gathering, analyzing and interpreting qualitative empirical materials. Part 1 moves from interviewing to observing, to the use of artifacts, documents and records from the past; to visual, and autoethnographic methods. It then takes up analysis methods, including computer-assisted methodologies, as well as strategies for analyzing talk, and text. Esther Madriz reads focus groups through critical feminist inquiry, and Erve Chambers discusses applied ethnography.

The Handbook of Qualitative Research, Second Edition is widely considered to be the state of the art in evaluating the field of qualitative inquiry. Now published in paperback in response to the needs of classroom teachers, Collecting and Interpreting Qualitative Materials, Second Edition will be an ideal supplement for a course on research methods, across a wide number of academic disciplines.

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Editorial Reviews

Harvard Educational Review
"This book is a must for anyone teaching, or wishing to better understand, qualitative research . . . This handbook is destined to be a classic text in the field of qualitative research that belongs on every student's and researcher's bookshelf. "
HARVARD EDUCATIONAL REVIEW
"This book is a must for anyone teaching, or wishing to better understand, qualitative research . . . This handbook is destined to be a classic text in the field of qualitative research that belongs on every student's and researcher's bookshelf. "
HARVARD EDUCATIONAL REVIEW

"This book is a must for anyone teaching, or wishing to better understand, qualitative research . . . This handbook is destined to be a classic text in the field of qualitative research that belongs on every student's and researcher's bookshelf."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761926870
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/13/2003
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 696
  • Product dimensions: 4.78 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Norman K. Denzin is Distinguished Professor of Communications, College of Communications Scholar, and Research Professor of Communications, Sociology, and Humanities at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Denzin is the author or editor of more than two dozen books, including Indians on Display; Custer on Canvas; The Qualitative Manifesto; Qualitative Inquiry Under Fire; Searching for Yellowstone; Reading Race; Interpretive Ethnography; The Cinematic Society; The Voyeur’s Gaze; and The Alcoholic Self. He is past editor of The Sociological Quarterly, co-editor (with Yvonna S. Lincoln) of four editions of the Handbook of Qualitative Research, coeditor (with Michael D. Giardina) of eight plenary volumes from the annual Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, co-editor (with Lincoln) of the methods journal Qualitative Inquiry, founding editor of Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies and International Review of Qualitative Research, and editor of three book series.

Yvonna S. Lincoln is Professor of Higher Education and Educational Administration at Texas A & M University. She is author, coauthor, or editor of such books as Naturalistic Inquiry and Fourth Generation Evaluation (both with Egon G. Guba), and Organizational Theory and Inquiry. Vice President of Division J (Postsecondary Education) of the American Educational Research Association, Dr. Lincoln formerly served as president of the American Evaluation Association and is the recipient of many prestigious awards. Dr. Lincoln coedited, with Dr. Denzin, the Handbook of Qualitative Research.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction - Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln
I. METHODS OF COLLETING AND ANALYZING EMPIRICAL MATERIALS
2. The Interview: From Structured Questions to Negotiated Text - Andrea Fontana and James H. Frey
3. Rethinking Observation: From Method to Context - Michael V. Angrosino and Kimberly A. Mays de Perez
4. The Interpretation of Documents and Material Culture - Ian Hodder
5. Reimagining Visual Methods: Galileo to Neuromancer - Douglas Harper
6. Autoethnography, Personal Narrative, Reflexivity: Researcher as Subject - Carolyn Ellis and Arthur P. Bochner
7. Data Management and Analysis Methods - Gery W. Ryan and H. Russell Bernard
8. Software and Qualitative Research - Eben A. Weitzman
9. Analyzing Talk and Text - David Silverman
10. Focus Groups in Feminist Research - Esther Madriz
11. Applied Ethnography - Erve Chambers
II. THE ART AND PRACTICES OF INTERPRETATION, EVALUATION, AND REPRESENTATION
12. The Problem of Criteria in the Age of Relativism - John K. Smith and Deborah K. Deemer
13. The Practices and Politics of Interpretation - Norman K. Denzin
14. Writing: A Method of Inquiry - Laurel Richardson
15. Anthropological Poetics - Ivan Brady
16. Understanding Social Programs Through Evaluation - Jennifer C. Greene
17. Influencing the Policy Process With Qualitative Research - Ray C. Rist

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