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An Introduction to Qualitative Research / Edition 2

An Introduction to Qualitative Research / Edition 2

by Uwe Flick
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ISBN-13: 9780761974369
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 05/16/2002
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.53(h) x (d)

About the Author

Uwe Flick is a professor of qualitative research at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. He is a psychologist and sociologist and holds a Ph D from Freie Universität Berlin. He has been professor at Alice Salomon University (Berlin) and at University of Vienna, Austria. His main research interests include qualitative methods, access to labor market for refugees and after migration, social representations of health, vulnerability, youth homelessness, and technological change in everyday life. He edited The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis (SAGE, 2014), The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Collection (SAGE, 2018), The SAGE Qualitative Research Kit (2nd ed. SAGE, 2018). He is the author of Introducing Research Methodology: A Beginner’s Guide to Doing a Research Project (2nd ed., SAGE, 2015), Designing Qualitative Research (2nd ed., SAGE, 2018), Doing Grounded Theory (SAGE, 2018), Doing Triangulation and Mixed Methods (SAGE, 2018), and, most recently, of An Introduction to Qualitative Research (6th ed., SAGE, 2018).

Table of Contents

List of boxesv
List of figuresvi
List of tablesvii
Preface to the second editionviii
1Qualitative Research: Relevance, History, Features1
Part 1From Theory to Text15
2Theoretical Positions16
3Construction and Understanding of Texts29
Part 2Research Design39
4Process and Theories40
5Research Questions46
6Entering the Field53
7Sampling Strategies61
Part 3Verbal Data73
8Semi-Structured Interviews74
9Narratives as Data96
10Focus Group Interviews and Discussions112
11Verbal Data: An Overview125
Part 4Visual Data133
12Observation, Ethnography and Visual Data Methods134
13Visual Data: An Overview159
Part 5From Text to Theory165
14Documentation of Data166
15Coding and Categorizing176
16Sequential Analyses196
17Text Interpretation: An Overview211
18Grounding Qualitative Research218
19Writing Qualitative Research238
Part 6Recent and Further Developments249
20Computers in Qualitative Research250
21Qualitative and Quantiative Research262
22The Quality of Qualitative Research: Beyond Criteria271
Name index301
Subject index304
About the author310

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