Doing Qualitative Research in Education Settings / Edition 1

Doing Qualitative Research in Education Settings / Edition 1

by J. Amos Hatch
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0791455041

ISBN-13: 9780791455043

Pub. Date: 08/05/2002

Publisher: State University of New York Press

A step-by-step guide to qualitative research in the field of education.

J. Amos Hatch offers a methods book that speaks directly to novice qualitative researchers in the field of education, providing a step-by-step guide to the development of a research project. Written in accessible language, the book emphasizes learning how to do qualitative work. Specific

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A step-by-step guide to qualitative research in the field of education.

J. Amos Hatch offers a methods book that speaks directly to novice qualitative researchers in the field of education, providing a step-by-step guide to the development of a research project. Written in accessible language, the book emphasizes learning how to do qualitative work. Specific examples from real studies, using real data, and demonstrating real analyses are provided throughout. The book is designed to guide doctoral candidates through the dissertation process, from unpacking assumptions and identifying research questions, through project design, data collection, and analysis, to writing the final draft. Recommendations for writing and publishing qualitative work are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791455043
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
08/05/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
1,018,281
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface

1. Deciding to Do a Qualitative Study
Foundations
Characteristics
Research Paradigms
Kinds of Qualitative Research
Criteria for Deciding to Do a Qualitative Study

2. Designing Qualitative Studies
Design Elements
Human Subjects
Ethics
Criteria for Assessing Design Adequacy

3. Collecting Qualitative Data
Observing
Interviewing
Collecting Unobtrusive Data
Collecting Other Types of Data
Criteria for Assessing Data Collection Adequacy

4. Analyzing Qualitative Data

Doing Qualitative Data Analysis
Typological Analysis
Inductive Analysis
Interpretive Analysis
Political Analysis
Polyvocal Analysis
Computer-Assisted Analysis
Criteria for Assessing Data Analysis Adequacy

5. Reporting Qualitative Research

Writing Processes
Dissertation Issues
Writing Up Findings from Data Analysis
Tips for Publishing Qualitative Research
Criteria for Assessing the Adequacy of Qualitative Reports

Appendix A: Selected Internet Resources
Appendix B: Protocol Excerpt
Appendix C: Research Journal Entry
Appendix D: Teacher Interview Transcript
Appendix E: Master Outline for Dissertation Findings

References

Author Index

Subject Index

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