Qualitative Research: A Guide to Design and Implementation / Edition 3

Qualitative Research: A Guide to Design and Implementation / Edition 3

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by Sharan B. Merriam, Merriam
     
 

Praise for the Third Edition of Qualitative Research

"Sharan B. Merriam synthesizes twenty years of developments in qualitative research with clarity and acumen."-Michael Quinn Patton, author, Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods?"Here is a qualitative research methods book that reinforces the connection between professional experience and qualitative

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Praise for the Third Edition of Qualitative Research

"Sharan B. Merriam synthesizes twenty years of developments in qualitative research with clarity and acumen."-Michael Quinn Patton, author, Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods?"Here is a qualitative research methods book that reinforces the connection between professional experience and qualitative inquiry."-Robert Stake, author, The Art of Case Study Research and Multiple Case Study Analysis

"In this new edition, Sharan Merriam once again presents the world of qualitative research in language engaging and accessible-for new and experienced readers alike. If you can have only one book about qualitative research, this is it!"-Patricia M. Reeves, associate professor, School of Social Work, University of Georgia

• "Mystified by qualitative research? You couldn't ask for a better guide than Sharan Merriam, who introduces you to the fundamental concepts of this research method, explains its complex forms, and then shows you exactly how to do a high-quality qualitative study."-M. Carolyn Clark, coeditor, The International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470283547
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/06/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
120,890
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(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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