Qualitative Educational Research: Readings in Reflexive Methodology and Transformative Practice / Edition 1

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Qualitative Educational Research is a comprehensive anthology designed to deepen education students' thinking about their qualitative research purpose, questions, and decision-making. Focusing on various epistemological, intellectual, and ethical conflicts in doing social analysis, this volume invites researchers-in-training to explore why, from what perspective, for whose benefit, and with what stakes are research questions being posed. Drawing from her wealth of expertise executing and teaching qualitative research methods, scholar Wendy Luttrell has selected essays that focus specifically on the challenges of qualitative inquiry as they pertain to the field of education. These essays present multiple paradigms and perspective in qualitative inquiry, including interpretivism, Critical theory, cultural studies, feminist theories, critical psychology, and critical race theory. Reflexive writing assignments at the end of the volume expand readers' understanding of the essays and guide students through developing their own research design.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This terrific collection is a goldmine. It should be required reading in all methods classes. Luttrell is a skilled teacher on every page, helping readers develop the habits of mind essential for responsible research practice."
—Catherine Kohler Riessman, Research Professor, Department of Sociology, Boston College

"An accomplished and innovative ethnographer herself, Wendy Luttrell has called upon her own deep knowledge of the epistemological, practical, and ethical issues of the field to compile this stimulating collection of essays. This comprehensive exploration of the many facets of qualitative research is a gift to students preparing to undertake qualitative research studies in education."

—Kathleen Weiler, Professor of Education, Department of Education, Tufts University

"There are lots of books on qualitative methods, but none like this one. Wendy Luttrell has put together a brilliant and unique collection of essays that interrogate and complicate the process of and products of qualitative research."
—Stacey J. Lee, Professor of Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415957960
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/11/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 520
  • Sales rank: 768,069
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Wendy Luttrell is Professor of Urban Education at the Graduate Center, City University of New York

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements x

Introduction: The Promise of Qualitative Research in Education 1

Section 1 On Knowing

1 Foundations of Qualitative Research in Education Robert C. Bogdan Sari Knopp Biklen 21

2 The Lives and Values of Researchers: Implications for Educating Citizens in a Multicultural Society James A. Banks 45

3 Studying Urban Schools Howard S. Becker 55

4 Knowledge Accumulation: Three Views on the Nature and Role of Knowledge in Social Science Jennifer C. Greene 63

5 Seeing through Science: Epistemologies Joey Sprague 78

6 On Tricky Ground: Researching the Native in the Age of Uncertainty Linda Tuhiwai Smith 95

7 Practice, Participatory Research and Creative Research Designs: The Evolution of Ethical Guidelines for Research Walter Haney M. Brinton Lykes 108

8 Unraveling Ethics: Illuminating the Moral Dilemmas of Research Ethics Christine Halse Anne Honey 123

9 On Intellectual Craftsmanship C. Wright Mills 139

10 From the Seminar Room Marjorie L. DeVault 146

Section 2 On Doing

11 Interactive and Reflexive Models of Qualitative Research Design Wendy Luttrell 159

12 Culture, Development, Disability R. P. McDermott Hervé Varenne 164

13 Grounded Theory: Objectivist and Constructivist Methods Kathy Charmaz 208

14 Narrative Inquiry: Multiple Lenses, Approaches, Voices Susan E. Chase 208

15 The Cultural Analysis of Discourse Naomi Quinn 237

16 "Good Enough" Methods for Life-Story Analysis Wendy Luttrell 258

17 Validity: How Might You Be Wrong? Joseph A. Maxwell 279

18 Validation in Inquiry-Guided Research: The Role of Exemplars in Narrative Studies Elliot G. Mishler 288

19 Poor Mothers and Habits ofHiding: Participatory Methods in Poverty Research Lisa Dodson Leah Schmalzbauer 313

20 Don't Believe the Hype Ann Arnett Ferguson 327

Section 3 On Telling

21 The Colonizer/Colonized Chicana Ethnographer: Identity, Marginalization, and Co-optation in the Field Sofia Villenas 345

22 "Where Are You Really From?": Representation, Identity and Power in the Fieldwork Experiences of a South Asian Diasporic Marsha Giselle Henry 363

23 White Like Me?: Methods, Meaning, and Manipulation in the Field of White Studies Charles A. Gallagher 347

24 The Power to Know One Thing is Never the Power to Know All Things: Methodological Notes on Two Studies of Black American Teachers Michèle Foster 384

25 Entering the Inquiry Susan Talburt 398

26 Learning from Kids Barrie Thorne 407

27 Teacher-Researcher Collaboration from two Perspectives Polly Ulichny Wendy Schoener 421

28 Writing the "Wrongs" of Fieldwork: Confronting Our Own Research/Writing Dilemmas in Urban Ethnographies Michelle Fine Lois Weis 448

Section 4 Reflexive Writing Exercises

29 Reflexive Writing Exercises Wendy Luttrell 469

30 Summary of Kinds of Responses Peter Elbow Pat Belanoff 481

31 "Joining In" and "Knowing the I": On Becoming Reflexive Scholars Rhoda Bernard Cleti Cervoni Charlene Desir Corinne McKamey 485

Supplemental Readings 491

Permissions 493

Index 497

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