Qualitative Research: A Guide to Design and Implementation / Edition 4

Qualitative Research: A Guide to Design and Implementation / Edition 4

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by Sharan B. Merriam, Elizabeth J. Tisdell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 111900361X

ISBN-13: 9781119003618

Pub. Date: 08/24/2015

Publisher: Wiley

The bestselling guide to qualitative research, updated and expanded

Qualitative Research is the essential guide to understanding, designing, conducting, and presenting a qualitative research study. This fourth edition features new material covering mixed methods, action research, arts-based research, online data sources, and the latest in data

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The bestselling guide to qualitative research, updated and expanded

Qualitative Research is the essential guide to understanding, designing, conducting, and presenting a qualitative research study. This fourth edition features new material covering mixed methods, action research, arts-based research, online data sources, and the latest in data analysis, including data analysis software packages as well as narrative and poetic analysis strategies. A new section offers multiple ways of presenting qualitative research findings. The reader-friendly, jargon-free style makes this book accessible to both novice and experienced researchers, emphasizing the role of a theoretical framework in designing a study while providing practical guidance.

Qualitative research reaches beyond the what, where, and when of quantitative analysis to investigate the why and how behind human behavior and the reasons that govern such behavior, but this presents a number of significant challenges. This guide is an invaluable reference for students and practitioners alike, providing the deep understanding that this sometimes difficult area of research requires to produce accurate results. The book contains a step-by-step guide to analyzing qualitative data and an addendum for graduate students with a template for a thesis, dissertation, or grant application.

  • Build a strong foundation in qualitative research theory and application
  • Design and implement effective qualitative research studies
  • Communicate findings more successfully with clear presentation
  • Explore data sources, data analysis tools, and the different types of research

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781119003618
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/24/2015
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
214,101
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

The Author xv

Part 1 The Design of Qualitative Research 1

1 What is Qualitative Research? 3

2 Types of Qualitative Research 21

3 Qualitative Case Study Research 39

4 Designing Your Study and Selecting a Sample 55

Part 2 Collecting Qualitative Data 85

5 Conducting Effective Interviews 87

6 Being a Careful Observer 117

7 Mining Data from Documents 139

Part 3 Analyzing and Reporting Qualitative Data 165

8 Qualitative Data Analysis 169

9 Dealing with Validity, Reliability, and Ethics 209

10 Writing Qualitative Research Reports 237

Appendix: The Methodology Section of a Qualitative Research Study 265

References 271

Name Index 287

Subject Index 293

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