The Quality of Qualitative Research

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'Apart from its inherent readability, I found three other attractive features about the book: First is the use of exemplars based on case studies from qualitative studies, including Whyte's Street Corner Society; second, is the quotes from key methodological texts reflecting on a range of qualitative research traditions; and third, is the use of philosophical argument and reference in the book which provided an added depth to the debate, often lacking in more practically oriented books. These deliberations take readers to a higher plane, whilst still allowing the novice to philosophy to gain an insight into theory' - Forum for Qualitative Research

'Clearly and engagingly written, this book covers cruci

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Meet the Author

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

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
Why Quality Matters
Post Scientific Critiques
Trust, Truth and Philosophy
Guiding Ideals
PART TWO: RESEARCH PRACTICE
Converging on a Point?
Accounting for Contradiction
Grounding Theory
Generalising from Qualitative Research
Using Numbers
Reliability and Replicability
Reflexivity and Writing
Reinstating the Author

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