Qualitative Researching / Edition 1

Qualitative Researching / Edition 1

by Jennifer Mason
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803989865

ISBN-13: 9780803989863

Pub. Date: 12/23/1996

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Mason (Leeds U.) offers a reference for students of the social sciences that bridges the gap between cookbook texts and abstract theoretical discussions of methodology for qualitative research. She hopes to encourage readers to become excited and engaged in methodological issues, rather than passively following textbook recipes, by describing tools and modes of…  See more details below

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Mason (Leeds U.) offers a reference for students of the social sciences that bridges the gap between cookbook texts and abstract theoretical discussions of methodology for qualitative research. She hopes to encourage readers to become excited and engaged in methodological issues, rather than passively following textbook recipes, by describing tools and modes of thinking intended to help them think themselves into the research process. The first edition was published in 1996. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803989863
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/23/1996
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
Introduction: The Challenge of Qualitative Research1
1Finding a Focus and Knowing Where You Stand13
2Designing Qualitative Research24
3Data Sources, Methods and Approaches51
4Qualitative Interviewing62
5Observing and Participating84
6Using Visual Methods and Documents103
7Sampling and Selection in Qualitative Research120
8Organizing and Indexing Qualitative Data147
9Making Convincing Arguments with Qualitative Data173
AppDifficult Questions for Qualitative Research205
References213
Index218

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