Qualitative Research for Education : An Introduction to Theory and Methods / Edition 3

Qualitative Research for Education : An Introduction to Theory and Methods / Edition 3

by Robert Bogdan, Sari K. Biklen, Sari Knopp Biklen, Sari Knopp Biklen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205275648

ISBN-13: 9780205275649

Pub. Date: 11/21/1997

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Educators need to be able to understand the research in their field. This book provides readers with the necessary background information needed for understanding the uses of qualitative research in education. This new edition places qualitative research within current debates about research methods and alternative ways of knowing. Educators, sociologists of

Overview

Educators need to be able to understand the research in their field. This book provides readers with the necessary background information needed for understanding the uses of qualitative research in education. This new edition places qualitative research within current debates about research methods and alternative ways of knowing. Educators, sociologists of education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205275649
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
11/21/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
7.27(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
1 Foundations of Qualitative Research in Education: An Introduction
1(48)
Characteristics of Qualitative Research
4(3)
Traditions of Qualitative Research
7(15)
Disciplinary Traditions
8(1)
Chicago Sociology
8(2)
The Sociology of Education
10(1)
European Connections and the Social Survey Movement
11(3)
Ideological and Political Practices
14(1)
Ideologies and Social Change
15(3)
Politics and Theory in the Academy
18(4)
Theoretical Underpinnings
22(10)
Phenomenological Approach
23(2)
Symbolic Interaction
25(2)
A Story
27(1)
Culture
28(2)
Ethnomethodology
30(1)
The Current Theoretical Scene: Cultural Studies, Feminisms, Post Modernism, and Critical Theory
30(1)
On Methods and Methodology
31(1)
Ten Common Questions about Qualitative Research
32(10)
Ethics
42(5)
What Is to Come
47(2)
2 Research Design
49(24)
Choosing a Study
51(3)
Case Studies
54(9)
Historical Organizational Case Studies
55(1)
Observational Case Studies
55(1)
Life History
56(1)
Documents
57(3)
Other Forms of Case Studies
60(1)
Case Study Design Issues
60(2)
Multi-Case Studies
62(1)
Multi-Site Studies
63(5)
Modified Analytic Induction
63(3)
The Constant Comparative Method
66(2)
Additional Issues Related to Design
68(4)
Proposal Writing
68(2)
Interview Schedules and Observer Guides
70(1)
Team Research and the Lone Ranger
71(1)
Qualitative Research and Historical Research
71(1)
Concluding Remarks
72(1)
3 Fieldwork
73(33)
Gaining Access
74(5)
First Days in the Field
79(2)
The Participant/Observer Continuum
81(2)
Doing Fieldwork in Another Culture
83(1)
Researcher Characteristics and Special Problems with Rapport
84(4)
Be Discreet
88(2)
Researching in Politically Charged and Conflict-Ridden Settings
90(1)
Feelings
91(2)
How Long Should an Observation Session Be?
93(1)
Interviewing
93(8)
Visual Recording and Fieldwork
101(3)
Triangulation
104(1)
Leaving the Field
104(2)
4 Qualitative Data
106(51)
Some Friendly Advice
107(1)
Fieldnotes
107(20)
The Content of Fieldnotes
121(4)
The Form of Fieldnotes
125(2)
The Process of Writing Fieldnotes
127(3)
Transcripts from Taped Interviews
130(3)
The Form of Transcripts
130(3)
Documents
133(8)
Personal Documents
134(3)
Official Documents
137(1)
Popular Culture Documents
138(3)
Photography
141(11)
Found Photographs
142(7)
Researcher-Produced Photographs
149(1)
Photographs as Analysis
150(1)
Technique and Equipment
151(1)
Official Statistics and Other Quantitative Data
152(4)
Concluding Remarks
156(1)
5 Data Analysis
157(30)
Analysis in the Field
158(12)
More Tips for Analysis in (and out of) the Field
169(1)
Analysis after Data Collection
170(11)
Developing Coding Catagories
171(6)
Preassigned Coding Systems
177(1)
Influences on Coding and Analysis
177(4)
The Mechanics of Working with Data
181(5)
Concluding Remarks
186(1)
6 Writing It Up
187(22)
Writing Choices
188(11)
Decisions about Your Argument
188(2)
Decisions about Your Presence in the Text
190(1)
Decisions about Your Audience
191(1)
Decisions about Disciplines
192(1)
Decisions about the Introduction
193(1)
Decisions about the Core of the Paper and Strategies for Communicating Evidence
194(4)
Decisions about the Conclusion
198(1)
More Writing Tips
199(6)
Call It a Draft
199(1)
Styles of Presentation
199(2)
Overwriting
201(1)
"Yes. But...?"
201(1)
Keep It Simple Up Front
202(1)
Whose Perspective Are You Writing From?
202(1)
Jargon and Code
202(2)
On Giving Voice
204(1)
General Advice
204(1)
Criteria for Evaluating Writing
205(2)
Is It Convincing?
205(1)
Is the Author in Control of the Writing?
206(1)
Does It Make a Contribution?
206(1)
Texts
207(1)
A Final Point about Getting Started
208(1)
7 Applied Qualitative Research for Education
209(30)
Evaluation and Policy Research
213(11)
Head Start: Description of a Case Study
213(1)
Head Start: Discussion of a Case Study
214(1)
Getting Funds
215(1)
Relations between the Contractor and the Researcher
215(2)
The Research Site
217(1)
Feedback
218(1)
The Audience
219(1)
Timetable
219(1)
A Values-Based Approach to Policy Research
219(2)
More on the Study
221(1)
Selecting Sites
221(1)
Field Relations
222(1)
Analysis and Dissemination
222(1)
Theoretical and Conceptual Understanding
223(1)
Action Research
224(9)
The Case of It Not Adding Up: Description
225(2)
The Case of It Not Adding Up: Discussion
227(1)
Political Action Research
227(2)
What Action Research Can Do
229(1)
The Action Research Approach to Data
230(2)
Action Research and the Qualitative Tradition
232(1)
Practitioner Uses of Qualitative Research
233(6)
Employing Qualitative Research to Improve Your Teaching
234(1)
The Qualitative Approach to Teacher Education
235(4)
Appendix Examples of Observational Questions for Educational Settings 239(11)
References 250(20)
Index 270

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