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Qualitative Research Methods: Collecting Evidence, Crafting Analysis, Communicating Impact / Edition 1
     

Qualitative Research Methods: Collecting Evidence, Crafting Analysis, Communicating Impact / Edition 1

by Sarah J. Tracy
 

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ISBN-10: 140519202X

ISBN-13: 9781405192026

Pub. Date: 01/04/2013

Publisher: Wiley

Qualitative Research Methods is a comprehensive, all-inclusive resource for the theory and practice of qualitative/ethnographic research methodology.

  • Serves as a “how-to” guide for qualitative/ethnographic research, detailing how to design a project, conduct interviews and focus groups, interpret and analyze data, and represent it in

Overview

Qualitative Research Methods is a comprehensive, all-inclusive resource for the theory and practice of qualitative/ethnographic research methodology.

  • Serves as a “how-to” guide for qualitative/ethnographic research, detailing how to design a project, conduct interviews and focus groups, interpret and analyze data, and represent it in a compelling manner
  • Demonstrates how qualitative data can be systematically utilized to address pressing personal, organizational, and social problems
  • Written in an engaging style, with in-depth examples from the author’s own practice
  • Comprehensive companion website includes sample syllabi, lesson plans, a list of helpful website links, test bank and exam review materials, and exercises and worksheets, available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/tracy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405192026
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/04/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
165,555
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Detailed contents viii

Preface: is this book for me? xiv

1 Developing contextual research that matters 1

2 Entering the conversation of qualitative research 20

3 Paradigmatic reflections and theoretical foundations 37

4 Fieldwork and fieldplay: Negotiating access and exploring the scene 64

5 Proposal writing: Explaining your research to institutional review boards, instructors, supervisory committees, and funding agencies 87

6 Field roles, fieldnotes, and field focus 105

7 Interview planning and design: Sampling, recruiting, and questioning 130

8 Interview practice: Embodied, mediated, and focus-group approaches 157

9 Data analysis basics: A pragmatic iterative approach 183

10 Advanced data analysis: The art and magic of interpretation 203

11 Qualitative quality: Creating a credible, ethical, significant study 227

12 Writing Part 1: The nuts and bolts of qualitative tales 251

13 Writing Part 2: Drafting, polishing, and publishing 273

14 Qualitative methodology matters: Exiting and communicating impact 296

Appendix A Fieldnote 315

Appendix B Focus group guide 317

Appendix C Interview transcription excerpts 321

References 325

Index 341

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