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Over the two decades since the publication of the first edition ofIntroduction to Qualitative Research Methods, qualitative researchhas risen from a novel and controversial approach to the study ofsocial issues to a widely practiced method for understanding howpeople view themselves and the world around them. New journals,university courses, handbooks, and encyclopedias are now devoted tothe study and practice of qualitative research, but there is stillonly one comprehensive, practical guide to the collection andpresentation of qualitative data. Introduction to QualitativeResearch Methods, Third Edition is a completely up-to-date guide toqualitative study design, data collection, analysis, and reporting.The first part of the book surveys a range of methods forcollecting qualitative data, focusing on how these techniques areapplied when conducting an actual study. Separate chapters aredevoted to participant observation (both pre-fieldwork and in thefield), in-depth interviewing, creative new approaches such aspostmodern ethnography and personal document analysis, and dataanalysis. The second half of the book, which covers the writing andpublication of qualitative studies, clearly demonstrates howqualitative methods are used in actual practice. Comprehensive andjargon-free, Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods, ThirdEdition:
Part I. AMONG THE PEOPLE: HOW TO CONDUCT QUALITATIVERESEARCH'
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 QualitativeResearch'
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 inDevelopmental Disability Services
Chapter 11. "Children's Division is Coming to Take Pictures": Lifein a Family with Mental Retardation and Disabilities
Chapter 12. The Social Construction of Humanness: Relationshipswith People with Severe Retardation
Chapter 13. Closing Remarks '