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Once again, editors Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S Lincoln have put together a volume that represents the state of the art for the theory and practice of qualitative inquiry. Built on the foundation of the landmark first edition, published in 1994, the second edition is both the bridge and the roadmap to the territory that lies ahead for researchers across the disciplines.

The Second Edition is a significant revision; in fact, it is virtually a new work. It features six new chapter topics, including, among others, auto-ethnography, critical race theory, applied ethnography, queer theory, and testimonies. Another fifteen chapters are written by new contributors. And every chapter in the book has been thoroughly revised and updated.

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, it is necessary to re-engage the promise of qualitative research as a generative form of inquiry. The Second Edition of the Handbook reveals how the discourses of qualitative research can be used to imagine and create a free and democratic society. Ground-breaking, thought-provoking, comprehensive and featuring the contributions of a virtual "Who’s Who" in the human sciences, Handbook of Qualitative Research, Second Edition is absolutely an essential text for the library of any scholar interested in the art and science of research.

Competing paradigms in qualitative research/data mgmt & analysis methods/art & politics of interpretation/etc.

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Editorial Reviews

After the dry and dusty pages of positivism, how welcome it is to have a rich, state-of-the-art (or state-of-the-argument) guide for researchers to all phases of the naturalistic study of people in their social and cultural environment. The contributors examine the relevant histories, controversies, and current practices associated with each paradigm, strategy, and method. They also offer projections for the future--where specific paradigms, strategies, or methods will be 10 years from now. The volume is divided into six sections: locating the field; major paradigms and perspectives; strategies of inquiry; methods of collecting and analyzing empirical materials; the art of interpretation, evaluation, and presentation; and the future of qualitative research. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761915126
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/18/2000
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1143
  • Product dimensions: 7.48 (w) x 10.24 (h) x 2.49 (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

Introduction - Norman K Denzin and Yvonna S Lincoln
The Discipline and Practice of Qualitative Research
Qualitative Methods - Arthur J Vidich and Stanford M Lyman
Their History in Sociology and Anthropology
Reconstructing the Relationships between Universities and Society through Action Research - Davydd J Greenwood and Morten Levin
For Whom? Qualitative Research, Representations and Social Responsibilities - Michelle Fine et al
Ethics and Politics in Qualitative Research - Clifford G Christians
Paradigmatic Controversies, Contradictions and Emerging Confluences - Yvonna S Lincoln and Egon G Guba
Three Epistemological Stances for Qualitative Inquiry - Thomas A Schwandt
Interpretivism, Hermeneutics and Social Constructionism
Feminisms and Qualitative Research at and into the Millennium - Virginia L Olesen
Racialized Discourses and Ethnic Epistemologies - Gloria Ladson-Billings
Rethinking Critical Theory and Qualitative Research - Joe L Kincheloe and Peter McLaren
Cultural Studies - John Frow and Meaghan Morris
Sexualities, Queer Theory and Qualitative Research - Joshua Gamson
The Choreography of Qualitative Research Design - Valerie J Janesick
Minuets, Improvisations and Crystallization
An Untold Story? Doing Funded Qualitative Research - Julianne Cheek
Performance Ethnography - Michal M McCall
A Brief History and Some Advice
Case Studies - Robert E Stake
Ethnography and Ethnographic Representation - Barbara Tedlock
Analyzing Interpretive Practice - Jaber F Gubrium and James A Holstein
Grounded Theory - Kathy Charmaz
Objectivist and Constructivist Methods
Undaunted Courage - William G Tierney
Life History and the Postmodern Challenge
Testimonio, Subalternity and Narrative Authority - John Beverley
Participatory Action Research - Stephen Kemmis and Robin McTaggart
Clinical Research - William L Miller and Benjamin F Crabtree
The Interview - Andrea Fontana and James H Frey
From Structured Questions to Negotiated Text
Rethinking Observation - Michael V Angrosino and Kimberly A Mays de Perez
From Method to Context
The Interpretation of Documents and Material Culture - Ian Hodder
Re-Imagining Visual Methods - Douglas Harper
Galileo to Neuromancer
Auto-Ethnography, Personal Narrative, Reflexivity - Carolyn Ellis and Arthur P Bochner
Researcher as Subject
Data Management and Analysis Methods - Gery W Ryan and H Russell Bernard
Software and Qualitative Research - Eben A Weitzman
Analyzing Talk and Text - David Silverman
Focus Groups in Feminist Research - Esther Madriz
Applied Ethnography - Erve Chambers
The Problem of Criteria in the Age of Relativism - John K Smith and Deborah K Deemer
The Practices and Politics of Interpretation - Norman K Denzin
Writing - Laurel Richardson
A Method of Inquiry
Anthropological Poetics - Ivan Brady
Understanding Social Programs through Evaluation - Jennifer C Greene
Influencing the Policy Process with Qualitative Research - Ray C Rist
Qualitative Inquiry - Mary M Gergen and Kenneth J Gergen
Tensions and Transformations
The Seventh Moment - Yvonna S Lincoln and Norman K Denzin
Out of the Past
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2004

    Price is absurd but text is great for new qualitative researchers

    I have to say that I was disheartened by the exorbitant price of this text, but the material inside is excellent. I used this text frequently in my research and dissertation construction.

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