Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches / Edition 2 by John W. Creswell | 9781412916073 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches / Edition 2
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Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches / Edition 2

by John W. Creswell
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412916070

ISBN-13: 9781412916073

Pub. Date: 12/26/2006

Publisher: SAGE Publications

"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

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"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412916073
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/26/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
393
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)

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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