This book is for students who are about to embark on a qualitative research project as part of their psychology degree. While there are a number of books on qualitative psychological research, Doing Your Qualitative Psychology Project is unique as it leads you step-by-step through the process of doing your project and writing your dissertation. The focus throughout is on how to make your project excellent! Editors Cath Sullivan, Stephen Gibson and Sarah C.E. Riley focus on the steps involved in completing a qualitative dissertation and on the decisions that you'll need to make as you go along.
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About the Author
Stephen Gibson is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at York St John University. He is a social psychologist with research interests in areas such as peace and conflict, citizenship and national identity, and dis/obedience. In addition, he has been involved in numerous projects concerning the teaching of qualitative research methods. Between 2008 and 2011 he was chair of the TQRMUL group, and is co-editor (with Simon Mollan) of the forthcoming volume Representations of Peace and Conflict (Palgrave, 2012).
Sarah Riley is a Senior Lecturer in the Psychology Department at University College Wales, Aberystwyth, who uses and teaches a range of qualitative methods. Recent projects include looking at clubbing and dance cultures as forms of social and political participation (Economic and Social Research Council) and using cooperative inquiry to explore 'dilemmas of femininity' (British Academy). Her books include Critical Bodies: Representations, Identities and Practices of Weight and Body Management (PalgraveMacMillan, 2008) and Sex, Identity and Consumer Culture (Open University Press, forthcoming).
Table of ContentsIntroduction and Aims of the Book - Cath Sullivan, Stephen Gibson and Sarah RileyComing up with a Research Question - Kathryn KinmondPlanning and Ethics - Cath Sullivan and Sarah C.E RileyManaging the Project - Sarah C.E Riley and Nigel KingDoing a Literature Review - Michael ForresterCollecting Your Data - Siobhan Hugh-Jones and Stephen GibsonAnalysing Your Data - Stephen Gibson and Siobhan Hugh-JonesEvaluating Qualitative Research - Nollaig Frost and Kathryn KinmondWriting up a Qualitative Project - Sarah C.E RileyWhat Next? - Cath SullivanOverview and Conclusions: Be a Scholar - Stephen Gibson, Cath Sullivan and Sarah C.E Riley