Qualitative Research Practice

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Overview

Learning to do good qualitative research occurs most fortuitously by seeing what researchers actually do in particular projects and by incorporating their procedures and strategies into one's own research practice. This is one of the most powerful and pragmatic ways of bringing to bear the range of qualitative methodological perspectives available. The chapters in this important new volume are written by leading, internationally distinguished qualitative researchers who recount and reflect on their own research experiences as well as others, past and present, from whom they have learned. It demonstrates the benefits of using particular methods from the viewpoint of real-life experience. From the outside, good research seems to be produced through practitioners learning and following standard theoretical, empirical and procedural formats. But from the inside we learn that qualitative research (like other forms of scientific endeavour) is also a biographical engagement, rendering its scholarly and practical contributions in its own terms. Standards take on practical meaning as the distinct activities of qualitative research resonate throughout the enterprise, complicating its accountability to itself and to others. In an authoritative yet accessible manner, Qualitative Research Practice reveals the special features of this engagement, teaching us that qualitative research is as much a craft and practice as it is a way of knowing. Presenting a comprehensive examination of contemporary and traditional varieties of qualitative research practice, Qualitative Research Practice will be an invaluable resource for advanced students and researchers in any discipline. It is an essential and definitive guide to the major forms of qualitative methods in use today, written by leaders in the relevant fields of research practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761947769
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/1/2004
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Clive Seale is Professor of Medical Sociology at Queen Mary University of London.

Giampietro Gobo, Ph.D., is Professor of Methodology of Social Research and Evaluation Methods at the Department of Social and Political Studies - University of Milan. He has published over fifty articles in the areas of qualitative and quantitative methods. His books include Doing Ethnography (Sage 2008) and Qualitative Research Practice (Sage 2004, co-edited with C. Seale, J.F. Gubrium and D. Silverman). He is currently engaged in projects in the area of workplace studies.

Jaber F. Gubrium is professor and chair of sociology at the University of Missouri. He has an extensive record of research on the social organization of care in human service institutions. His publications include numerous books and articles on aging, family, the life course, medicalization, and representational practice in therapeutic context.

David Silverman is Visiting Professor in the Business School, University of Technology, Sydney. He has lived in London for most of his life, where he attended Christ's College Finchley and did a BSc (Economics) at the London School of Economics in the 1960s. Afterwards, he went to the USA for graduate work, obtaining an MA in the Sociology Department, University of California, Los Angeles. He returned to LSE to write a PhD on organization theory. This was published as The Theory of Organizations in 1970.

Apart from brief spells teaching at UCLA, his main teaching career was at Goldsmiths College. His three major research projects were on decision making in the Personnel Department of the Greater London Council (Organizational Work, written with Jill Jones, 1975), paediatric outpatient clinics (Communication and Medical Practice, 1987) and HIV-test counselling (Discourses of Counselling, 1997).

He pioneered a taught MA in Qualitative Research at Goldsmiths in 1985 and supervised around 30 successful PhD students. Since becoming Emeritus Professor in 1999, he has continued publishing methodology books. He has also run workshops for research students in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, Sri Lanka and Tanzania.

Besides all this, David's other interests include classical music, literary fiction, bridge, county cricket and spending time with his grandchildren.

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Table of Contents

Introduction - Clive Seale et al
Inside Qualitative Research
PART ONE: ENCOUNTERING METHOD
Interviews - Tim Rapley
Oral History - Joanna Bornat
Biographical Research - Gabriele Rosenthal
Focus Groups - Phil Macnaghten and Greg Myers
Grounded Theory - Ian Dey
Performance and Rehearsal - Paul Atkinson
The Ethnographer at the Opera
PART TWO: ANALYTIC FRAMEWORKS
Narrative Research - Molly Andrews et al
Feminist Approaches - Celia Kitzinger
The Foucaultian Framework - Gavin Kendall and Gary Wickham
Ethnomethodology - Paul ten Have
Conversation Analysis - Anssi Perakyla
Discourse Analytic Practice - Alexa Hepburn and Jonathan Potter
Critical Discourse Analysis - Ruth Wodak
PART THREE: FIELD RELATIONS
Ethnography and Participant Observation - Sara Delamont
Ethical Issues - Anne Ryen
Working in Hostile Environments - Nigel Fielding
Politics, Research and Understanding - Les Back
Collaborative and Team Research - Linda S Mitteness and Judith C Barker
PART FOUR: CONTEXT AND METHOD
Context - James Holstein and Jaber Gubrium
Working it Up, Down and Across
Working Qualitatively and Quantitatively - Julia Brannen
Secondary Analysis of Archived Data - Louise Corti and Paul Thompson
Reanalysis of Previously Collected Material - Malin Akerstr[um]om, Katarina Jacobsson and David W[um]asterfors
The Internet as Research Context - Annette Markham
Documents - Lindsay Prior
Visual Methods - Sarah Pink
PART FIVE: QUALITY AND CREDIBILITY
Quality in Qualitative Research - Clive Seale
Five Misunderstandings about Case Study Research - Bent Flyvbjerg
Sampling, Representativeness and Generalizability - Giampietro Gobo
Working with 'Key Incidents' - Bob Emerson
Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis - Udo Kelle
PART SIX: AUDIENCES AND APPLICATIONS
Preparing and Evaluating Qualitative Research Proposals - Janice Morse
Qualitative Market Research - Gill Ereaut
Qualitative Evaluation Research - Moira Kelly
Action Research - Donna Ladkin
Teaching Qualitative Method - Martyn Hammersley
Writing a Social Science Monograph - Barbara Czarniawska
Publishing Qualitative Manuscripts - Donileen Loseke and Spencer Cahill
PART SEVEN: THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT
The Globalization of Qualitative Research - Pertti Alasuutari
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