The Practice of Qualitative Research / Edition 1

The Practice of Qualitative Research / Edition 1

by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber, Patricia L. (Lina) Leavy, Patricia Leavy
     
 

This textbook presents an engaging introduction to the theory and methods of qualitative research in the social sciences. The authors employ a "holistic" approach to research by tightly linking research questions with the appropriate set of qualitative methods. They cover all the key mainstream qualitative methods, as well as a number of more unconventional ones

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This textbook presents an engaging introduction to the theory and methods of qualitative research in the social sciences. The authors employ a "holistic" approach to research by tightly linking research questions with the appropriate set of qualitative methods. They cover all the key mainstream qualitative methods, as well as a number of more unconventional ones such as oral history, visual and unobtrusive methods, and present an overview of mixed-methods approaches. As part of their discussion of the ethical issues underpinning all social research, the authors raise important issues concerning the problems and prospects novice researchers confront in researching human subjects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761928270
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/09/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,417,371
Product dimensions:
0.85(w) x 7.50(h) x 9.25(d)

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Table of Contents

I. The Qualitative Paradigm
1. The Craft of Qualitative Research: A Holistic Approach
2. The Research Process
3. The Ethics of Social Research
II. Methods of Data Collection
4. In-Depth Interview
5. Oral History: A Collaborative Method of (Auto)Biography Interview
6. Focus Group Interviews
7. Ethnography
8. Content Analysis and Unobtrusive Methods
9. Mixed Methods Research
III. Analysis and Representation
10. Analysis and Interpretation of Qualitative Data
11. The Research Nexus: Staying Centered and Building Knowledge

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