Qualitative Research in Action

  • Filename: qualitative-research-in-action.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015055477296
  • Release Date: 2002-04-22
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Tim May
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited



"This is an excellent collection at the cutting edge of thinking about qualitative research.... The breadth of coverage and the sophistication of the discussion make this an important addition to the increasing literature on qualitative work." - Jonathan Potter, Loughborough University "This book is likely to have a broad appeal to a rising generation of qualitative researchers seeking to relate theoretical debates to methodological practice." - Clive Seale, Goldsmiths College This exciting new book brings together contributions from world-leading scholars as well as younger researchers and focuses on cutting-edge issues related to the practice of qualitative research in the field. It provides a forum for contributors to discuss the issues and processes which inform qualitative research in its various forms as based on fieldwork experiences. In achieving this in an accessible manner to both practising students and researchers, it seeks to enable a dialogue over ideas and provide the reader with a `state of the art' overview of the topic from a contemporary perspective. Rather than being a `how to do' book, this volume should prove vitally useful for advanced students and researchers who wish to engage with those ideas and practices in terms of their applicability for an understanding and explanation of the place of qualitative research in the social sciences. It is also a forum in which leading scholars make an original contribution to the subject. Lively and highly readable throughout, Qualitative Research in Action will be essential reading for advanced undergraduates and above in a variety of disciplines, as well as researchers who wish to engage with contemporary ideas and practices in relation to qualitative research.

Qualitative Research in Action

  • Filename: qualitative-research-in-action.
  • ISBN: 0199009473
  • Release Date: 2014-09-03
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Deborah K. Van den Hoonaard
  • Publisher:



Series: a href=http://www.oupcanada.com/tcs/"Themes in Canadian Sociology/a Qualitative Research in Action emphasizes that dynamism and flexibility are the cornerstones of qualitative research. Bringing the stages of research to life with a wide array of examples drawn from actual studies, the text guides students through the processes of finding inspiration and developing questions; gathering, coding, and analyzing data; and writing up results."

Qualitative Educational Research in Action

  • Filename: qualitative-educational-research-in-action.
  • ISBN: 9780415304207
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 209
  • Author: Tom A. O'Donoghue
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



Qualitative research is a key form of research in education; the findings of such projects frequently play a central role in shaping policy and practice. First time qualitative researchers require clear and practical guidance from the outset. However, given the diversity of both subject matter and methodological approaches encompassed by qualitative research, such guidance is not always easily come by. Qualitative Educational Research in Action: Doing and Reflecting is a collection of ten first-hand accounts by educational researchers of qualitative inquiries they carried out. The subjects are diverse, taking in school restructuring, policy analysis, critical literacy, phenomenology and the student teacher relationship. Each chapter outlines the research question investigated and provides an overview of the project's findings, before going on to describe how each researcher approached the challenges of their particular inquiry. The researchers reflect upon the unexpected turns qualitative research can take and the way such projects can move through different theoretical and methodological positions, often ending up significantly removed from the original premise, but all the more valuable for that. Anyone conducting qualitative research in education will be heartened and inspired by this collection, and will also find in it invaluable guidance on dealing effectively with the idiosyncrasies and pitfalls of qualitative research - guidance that is all the more valuable for coming from those who have themselves navigated similar difficulties.

Participatory Action Research

  • Filename: participatory-action-research.
  • ISBN: 9781412953665
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 79
  • Author: Alice McIntyre
  • Publisher: SAGE



Ideal for researchers who are committed to co-developing research programs with people rather than for people, this book provides a history of PAR, its various strands, and the underlying tenets that guide most PAR projects.

Qualitative Research from Start to Finish

  • Filename: qualitative-research-from-start-to-finish.
  • ISBN: 9781606239773
  • Release Date: 2010-01-01
  • Number of pages: 348
  • Author: Robert K. Yin
  • Publisher: Guilford Press



"The pedagogical features are good and follow a learn-by-doing model; the helpful vignettes bring in real-world examples. Students who are new to the methods will be inspired by reading about studies on topics they are interested in or have experienced themselves."--Penny L. Burge, Department of Educational Research and Evaluation, Virginia Tech.

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research

  • Filename: the-sage-handbook-of-qualitative-research.
  • ISBN: 0761927573
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 1210
  • Author: Norman K. Denzin
  • Publisher: SAGE



A thoroughly revised & updated edition, this volume includes new chapters on auto-ethnography, critical race theory, queer theory, & testimonies.

Qualitative Research Evaluation Methods

  • Filename: qualitative-research-evaluation-methods.
  • ISBN: 9781483358499
  • Release Date: 2001-10-31
  • Number of pages: 688
  • Author: Michael Quinn Patton
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications



The book that has been a resource and training tool for countless applied researchers, evaluators, and graduate students has been completely revised with hundreds of new examples and stories illuminating all aspects of qualitative inquiry. Patton has created the most comprehensive, systematic and up-to-date review of qualitative methods available. Patton has retained and expanded upon the Exhibits that highlight and summarize major issues and guidelines, the summative sections, tables, and figures as well as the sage advice of the Sufi Master, Halcolm. This revision will help readers integrate and make sense of the great volume of qualitative works published in the past decade.

Qualitative Research in Social Work

  • Filename: qualitative-research-in-social-work.
  • ISBN: 9780231535441
  • Release Date: 2013-08-20
  • Number of pages: 625
  • Author: Anne E. Fortune
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press



This second edition features new material tackling traditional research concerns, such as data quality, ethics, and epistemological stances, and updated techniques in data collection and analysis.

Introduction to Action Research

  • Filename: introduction-to-action-research.
  • ISBN: 9781483389370
  • Release Date: 2006-10-18
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Davydd J. Greenwood
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications



The Second Edition of Introduction to Action Research: Social Research for Social Change makes social science matter! It focuses on how it is possible to combine practical problem solving with generating new theoretical insights. Authors Davydd J. Greenwood and Morten Levin combine a thorough discussion of the epistemological foundations of action research with a broad overview of major contemporary trends in the field.

Action research

  • Filename: action-research.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105126908677
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 225
  • Author: Bridget Somekh
  • Publisher: Open Univ Pr



This book presents a fresh view of action research as a methodology uniquely suited to researching the processes of innovation and change. Drawing on twenty-five years' experience of leading or facilitating action research projects, Bridget Somekh argues that action research can be a powerful systematic intervention, which goes beyond describing, analyzing and theorizing practices to reconstruct and transform those practices.The book examines action research into change in a range of educational settings, such as schools and classrooms, university departments, and a national evaluation of technology in schools. The opening chapter presents eight methodological principles and discusses key methodological issues. The focus then turns to action research in broader contexts such as 'southern' countries, health, business and management, and community development. Each chapter thereafter takes a specific research project as its starting point and critically reviews its design, relationships, knowledge outcomes, political engagement and impact. Action Research is important reading for postgraduate students and practitioner researchers in education, health and management, as well as those in government agencies and charities who wish to research and evaluate change and development initiatives. It is also valuable for pre-service and in-service training of professionals such as teachers, nurses and managers.

Interpretive Description

  • Filename: interpretive-description.
  • ISBN: 9781134820566
  • Release Date: 2016-03-21
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Sally Thorne
  • Publisher: Routledge



The first edition of Interpretive Description established itself as the key resource for novice and intermediate level researchers in applied settings for conducting a qualitative research project with practical outcomes. In the second edition, leading qualitative researcher Sally Thorne retains the clear, straightforward guidance for researchers and students in health, social service, mental health, and related fields. This new edition includes additional material on knowledge synthesis and integration, evidence-based practice, and data analysis. In addition, this book takes the reader through the qualitative research process, from research design through fieldwork, analysis, interpretation, and application of the results; provides numerous examples from a variety of applied fields to show research in action; uses an accessible style and affordable price to be the ideal book for teaching qualitative research in clinical and applied disciplines.

Qualitative Research

  • Filename: qualitative-research.
  • ISBN: 9780470283547
  • Release Date: 2009-04-06
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Sharan B. Merriam
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Praise for the Third Edition of Qualitative Research: "Sharan B. Merriam synthesizes twenty years of developments in qualitative research with clarity and acumen." ?Michael Quinn Patton, author, Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods "Here is a qualitative research methods book that reinforces the connection between professional experience and qualitative inquiry." ?Robert Stake, author, The Art of Case Study Research and Multiple Case Study Analysis "In this new edition, Sharan Merriam once again presents the world of qualitative research in language engaging and accessible?for new and experienced readers alike. If you can have only one book about qualitative research, this is it!" ?Patricia M. Reeves, associate professor, School of Social Work, University of Georgia "Mystified by qualitative research? You couldn't ask for a better guide than Sharan Merriam, who introduces you to the fundamental concepts of this research method, explains its complex forms, and then shows you exactly how to do a high-quality qualitative study." ?M. Carolyn Clark, coeditor, The International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education

Research Design

  • Filename: research-design.
  • ISBN: 9781452226095
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Number of pages: 273
  • Author: John W. Creswell
  • Publisher: SAGE



The eagerly anticipated Fourth Edition of the title that pioneered the comparison of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research design is here! For all three approaches, Creswell includes a preliminary consideration of philosophical assumptions, a review of the literature, an assessment of the use of theory in research approaches, and refl ections about the importance of writing and ethics in scholarly inquiry. He also presents the key elements of the research process, giving specifi c attention to each approach. The Fourth Edition includes extensively revised mixed methods coverage, increased coverage of ethical issues in research, and an expanded emphasis on worldview perspectives.

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