Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods / Edition 3

Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods / Edition 3

by Steven J. Taylor, Robert Bogdan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471168688

ISBN-13: 9780471168683

Pub. Date: 02/13/1998

Publisher: Wiley

Over the two decades since the publication of the first edition of Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods, qualitative research has risen from a novel and controversial approach to the study of social issues to a widely practiced method for understanding how people view themselves and the world around them. New journals, university courses, handbooks, and

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Over the two decades since the publication of the first edition of Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods, qualitative research has risen from a novel and controversial approach to the study of social issues to a widely practiced method for understanding how people view themselves and the world around them. New journals, university courses, handbooks, and encyclopedias are now devoted to the study and practice of qualitative research, but there is still only one comprehensive, practical guide to the collection and presentation of qualitative data. Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods, Third Edition is a completely up-to-date guide to qualitative study design, data collection, analysis, and reporting. The first part of the book surveys a range of methods for collecting qualitative data, focusing on how these techniques are applied when conducting an actual study. Separate chapters are devoted to participant observation (both pre-fieldwork and in the field), in-depth interviewing, creative new approaches such as postmodern ethnography and personal document analysis, and data analysis. The second half of the book, which covers the writing and publication of qualitative studies, clearly demonstrates how qualitative methods are used in actual practice. Comprehensive and jargon-free, Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods, Third Edition:

  • Reviews current theoretical developments in feminist research and postmodernism
  • Includes examples of studies conducted in educational, human services, disability services, and health care settings
  • Surveys the full range of qualitative methods and reviews the research process from design through data collection, analysis, and writing
  • Provides an extensive bibliography and an appendix containing participant observation field notes
Comprehensive, practical, and brimming with new material, Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods, Third Edition is an ideal text for graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses across a broad range of social science disciplines. It is also an excellent guidebook and resource for practicing social scientists.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471168683
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/13/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.63(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. AMONG THE PEOPLE: HOW TO CONDUCT QUALITATIVE RESEARCH'

Chapter 1. Introduction: Go to the People
Chapter 2. Participant Observation: Pre-Fieldwork
Chapter 3. Participant Observation: In the Field
Chapter 4. In-Depth Interviewing
Chapter 5. Montage: Discovering Methods
Chapter 6. Working with Data: Data Analysis in Qualitative Research'

Part II. WRITING QUALITATIVE STUDIES'

Chapter 7. Writing and Publishing Qualitative Studies
Chapter 8. The Autobiography of Jane Fry
Chapter 9. "They're Not Like You and Me": Institutional Attendants' Perspectives on Residents
Chapter 10. Invisible Women, Invisible Work: Women's Caring Work in Developmental Disability Services
Chapter 11. "Children's Division is Coming to Take Pictures": Life in a Family with Mental Retardation and Disabilities
Chapter 12. The Social Construction of Humanness: Relationships with People with Severe Retardation
Chapter 13. Closing Remarks '

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