Qualitative Research Design / Edition 2

Qualitative Research Design / Edition 2

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by Joseph A. Maxwell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761926070

ISBN-13: 9780761926078

Pub. Date: 11/01/2004

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach, Second Edition provides researchers and students a user-friendly, step-by-step guide to planning qualitative research. A bestseller in its first edition, this invaluable book presents an innovative approach to the components of design and how they interact with each other. The text presents a clear strategy

Overview

Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach, Second Edition provides researchers and students a user-friendly, step-by-step guide to planning qualitative research. A bestseller in its first edition, this invaluable book presents an innovative approach to the components of design and how they interact with each other. The text presents a clear strategy for creating coherent and workable relationships among these design components and highlights key design issues. Based on a course the author taught for seven years at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the work is written in an informal, jargon-free style and incorporates many examples and hands-on exercises. This edition includes new or substantially expanded discussions of: - Research paradigms - Defining a research problem - Site and participant selection - Relationships with research participants - Data analysis - Reliability and validity Qualitative Research Design presents a flexible, systemic model of design, which is perfect for designing studies and research proposals. Experienced researchers will welcome author Joseph A. Maxwell's refreshing approach and clear, direct style, and professors across the social sciences will find this an invaluable text for graduate research courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761926078
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Series:
Applied Social Research Methods Series, #41
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Preface to the First Edition
1. A Model for Qualitative Research Design
2. Goals: Why Are You Doing This Study?
3. Conceptual Framework: What Do You Think Is Going On?
4. Research Questions: What Do You Want to Understand?
5. Methods: What Will You Actually Do?
6. Validity: How Might You Be Wrong?
7. Research Proposals: Presenting and Justifying a Qualitative Study
Appendix: An Example of a Qualitative Proposal
References
Index
About the Author

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