Designing Qualitative Research / Edition 5
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Designing Qualitative Research / Edition 5

by Catherine Marshall, Gretchen B. Rossman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 141297044X

ISBN-13: 9781412970440

Pub. Date: 04/06/2010

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Addressing the complexity, flexibility, and controversies of qualitative research’s many genres, Designing Qualitative Research, Sixth Edition gives students, research managers, policy analysts, and applied researchers clear, easy-to-understand guidance on designing qualitative research. While maintaining a focus on the proposal stage, this best-selling book

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Addressing the complexity, flexibility, and controversies of qualitative research’s many genres, Designing Qualitative Research, Sixth Edition gives students, research managers, policy analysts, and applied researchers clear, easy-to-understand guidance on designing qualitative research. While maintaining a focus on the proposal stage, this best-selling book takes readers from selecting a research genre through building a conceptual framework, data collection and interpretation, and arguing the merits of the proposal. Extended discussions cover strategies that researchers can use to address the challenges posed by postmodernists, feminists, and critical race theorists, as well as others who interrogate historical qualitative inquiry. The book also includes thoughtful discussion on trustworthiness and ethics, in addition to dealing with time, resource, and political stressors inherent to the research process. Throughout the book, authors Catherine Marshall and Gretchen B. Rossman emphasize the importance of being systematic but also inspire readers with potential “Aha!” moments and opportunities to do research in close connection with people and communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412970440
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/06/2010
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
321
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tablesix
List of Figuresxi
List of Vignettesxiii
Preface to Fourth Editionxv
1Introduction1
Qualitative Research Genres3
The Challenges10
"Should-Do-Ability"11
"Do-Ability"11
"Want-to-Do Ability"11
Developing an Argument12
Conceptual Framework12
Design Soundness13
Researcher Competence13
Overview of the Book17
Dialogue Between Learners18
Further Reading20
2The What of the Study: Building the Conceptual Framework23
Sections of the Proposal25
Building the Conceptual Framework: Topic, Purpose, and Significance26
Overview26
The Topic27
Purpose of the Study33
Significance and Potential Contributions33
Posing Research Questions38
Limitations of the Study42
Review of Related Literature43
Dialogue Between Learners48
Further Reading49
3The How of the Study: Building the Research Design51
Meeting the Challenge52
Justifying Qualitative Research52
The Qualitative Genre and Overall Approach54
Overall Strategies55
The Setting, Site, Population, or Phenomenon61
Selecting a Sample of People, Actions, Events, and/or Processes64
The Researcher's Role: Issues of Entry, Reciprocity, Personal Biography, and Ethics72
Technical Considerations72
Interpersonal Considerations78
Review Boards88
Cultural Challenges to Informed Consent89
Planning the Exit91
Dialogue Between Learners92
Further Reading93
4Data Collection Methods97
Primary Methods98
Observation98
Participant Observation100
In-Depth Interviewing101
Background and Context and Review of Documents107
Issues With Transcribing and Translating110
Secondary and Specialized Methods113
Focus Groups114
Life Histories and Narrative Inquiry115
Historical Analysis119
Films, Videos, and Photography120
Interaction Analysis121
Unobtrusive Measures124
Questionnaires and Surveys125
Projective Techniques and Psychological Testing127
Dilemma Analysis128
Using Computer and Internet Technologies130
Combining Data Collection Methods131
General Principles for Designing Data Collection Strategies136
Dialogue Between Learners139
Further Reading141
5Managing, Analyzing, and Interpreting Data151
Recording and Managing Data151
Generic Data Analysis Strategies154
Analytic Procedures156
Organizing the Data157
Immersion in the Data158
Generating Categories and Themes158
Coding the Data160
Writing Analytic Memos161
Offering Interpretations161
Searching for Alternative Understandings162
Writing the Report or Representing the Inquiry162
Dialogue Between Learners172
Further Reading174
6Planning Time and Resources177
Planning Resources for a Large Study178
Time185
Personnel186
Financial Resources186
Planning Dissertation Research187
Mentors and Peers188
Time on a Small Scale189
Financing190
Dialogue Between Learners195
Further Reading197
7Articulating Value and Logic199
Criteria of Soundness200
The Design and Methods Should Be Explicitly Detailed205
Research Questions and the Data's Relevance Should Be Explicit and Rigorously Argued206
The Study Should Be Situated in a Scholarly Context207
Records Should Be Kept207
Demonstrating the Essential Qualitativeness of the Questions208
The Value of the Qualitative Approach208
Demonstrating Precedents214
A Final Word215
Dialogue Between Learners216
References219
Index245
About the Authors261

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