Qualitative Inquiry And Research Design / Edition 2

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Overview

"Creswell does an excellent job categorizing the various qualitative methods into five approaches: narrative research, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and case study...The author has expanded on and updated the information he presented in the first edition of the book (Creswell, 1998), including discussion of the various schools of thought that have developed among qualitative researchers since the mid 1990's...Qualitative Inquiry & Research Design: Choosing among five approaches is a highly informative book; researchers will likely return again and against to the book as they expand their comfort zone within qualitative research."

Peggy M. Delmas, University of Alabama

Creswell has produced an even more outstanding and valuable text for qualitative research than the First Edition.”
Edith King, University of Denver

Like the bestselling First Edition, this new version explores the philosophical underpinnings, history, and key elements of each of five qualitative inquiry approaches: narrative research, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and case study. Using an accessible and engaging writing style, author John W. Creswell compares theoretical frameworks, ways to employ standards of quality, and strategies for writing introductions to studies, collecting data, analyzing data, writing a narrative, and verifying results.

Incl. five traditions of biography, phenomenological study, grounded theory study, ethnography, case study etc.

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Editorial Reviews

National ACademic ADvising Association - Peggy M. Delmas
"Creswell does an excellent job categorizing the various qualitative methods into five approaches: narrative research, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and case study...The author has expanded on and updated the information he presented in the first edition of the book (Creswell, 1998), including discussion of the various schools of thought that have developed among qualitative researchers since the mid 1990's...Qualitative Inquiry & Research Design: Choosing among five approaches is a highly informative book; researchers will likely return again and against to the book as they expand their comfort zone within qualitative research."

Peggy M. Delmas, University of Alabama

New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics - Gary Barkhuizen
"This introductory research text [...] covers five approaches to qualitative research and compares them side-by-side. [This book] covers the basics in qualitative research; content which can easily be adapted to suit the needs of budding applied linguistics researchers [as well]."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412916066
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/20/2006
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 414
  • Sales rank: 1,066,563
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

John W. Creswell is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He teaches courses on mixed methods research, qualitative inquiry, and general research design. In these three areas, he has authored numerous scholarly journal articles, book chapters and books. He is currently working on his 22nd book (including new editions), and his books are translated into many languages around the world. At Nebraska he founded the Office of Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research and has held the Clifton Endowed Chair. He also co-founded the SAGE journal, the Journal of Mixed Methods Research, and has been a popular speaker on mixed methods and qualitative research in the US and abroad. As an applied research methodologist, he served as an Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan and as a consultant for the VA health services research unit in Ann Arbor, Michigan. As a methodologist, he helped to design the methods for a number of successful NIH and NSF projects. He has been a Senior Fulbright Specialist scholar to both South Africa (2008) and Thailand (2012) lecturing on qualitative and mixed methods approaches to research. Recently, he served as a co-leader of a national working group developing “best practices” for mixed methods research at the National Institutes of Health in the US. Visit him at his Web site: johnwcreswell.com.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Purpose
What Is New in This Edition
Rationale for This Book
Selection of the Five Approaches
Positioning Myself
Audience
Organization
Chapter 2: Philosophical, Paradigmatic, and Interpretive Frameworks
Questions for Discussion
Philosophical Assumptions
Paradigms or Worldviews
Interpretive Communities
Summary
Additional Readings
Exercises
Chapter 3: Designing a Qualitative Study
Questions for Discussion
The Characteristics of Qualitative Research
When to Use Qualitative Research
The Process of Designing a Qualitative Study
The General Structure of a Plan or Proposal
Summary
Additional Readings
Exercises
Chapter 4: Five Qualitative Approaches to Inquiry
Questions for Discussion
Narrative Research
Phenomenological Research
Grounded Theory Research
Ethnographic Research
Case Study Research
The Five Approaches Compared
Summary
Additional Readings
Exercises
Chapter 5: Five Different Qualitative Studies
Questions for Discussion
A Narrative-Biographical Study (Angrosino, 1994)
A Phenomenological Study (Anderson & Spencer, 2002)
A Grounded Theory Study (Morrow & Smith, 1995)
An Ethnographic Study (Haenfler, 2004)
A Case Study (Asmussen & Creswell, 1995)
Differences Among the Approaches
Summary
Additional Readings
Exercises
Chapter 6: Introducing and Focusing the Study
Questions for Discussion
The Research Problem
The Purpose Statement
The Research Questions
Summary
Additional Readings
Exercises
Chapter 7: Data Collection
Questions for Discussion
The Data Collection Circle
The Site or Individual
Access and Rapport
Purposeful Sampling Strategy
Forms of Data
Recording Procedures
Field Issues
Storing Data
Five Approaches Compared
Summary
Additional Readings
Exercises
Chapter 8: Data Analysis and Representation
Questions for Discussion
Three Analysis Strategies
The Data Analysis Spiral
Analysis Within Approaches to Inquiry
Summary
Additional Readings
Exercises
Chapter 9: Writing a Qualitative Study
Questions for Discussion
Several Rhetorical Issues
Narrative Research Structure
Phenomenological Structure
Grounded Theory Structure
Ethnographic Structure
Case Study Structure
A Comparison of Narrative Structure
Summary
Additional Readings
Exercises
Chapter 10: Standards of Validation and Evaluation
Questions for Discussion
Validation and Reliability in Qualitative Research
Evaluation Criteria
Summary
Additional Readings
Exercises
Chapter 11: "Turning the Story" and Conclusions
Turning the Story
A Case Study
A Narrative Study
A Phenomenology
A Grounded Theory Study
An Ethnography
Conclusion
Exercises
Appendix A: Glossary of Terms
Appendix B: A Narrative Research Study
Appendix C: A Phenomenological Study
Appendix D: An Ethnography
Appendix E: A Case Study
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