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Qualitative Research Practice

Qualitative Research Practice

A Guide for Social Science Students and Researchers

  • Author: Jane Ritchie,Jane Lewis,Professor of Social Policy Jane Lewis,Carol McNaughton Nicholls,Rachel Ormston
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446296202
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 456
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Why use qualitative methods? What kinds of questions can qualitative methods help you answer? How do you actually do rigorous and reflective qualitative research in the real world? Written by a team of leading researchers associated with NatCen Social Research (the National Centre for Social Research) this textbook leads students and researchers through the entire process of qualitative research from beginning to end - moving through design, sampling, data collection, analysis and reporting. In this fully revised second edition you will find: A practical account of how to carry out qualitative research which recognises a range of current approaches and applications A brand new chapter on ethics A brand new chapter on observational research Updated advice on using software when analysing your qualitative data New case studies which illustrate issues you may encounter and how problems have been tackled by other researchers. This book is an ideal guide for students, practitioners and researchers faced with the challenges of doing qualitative research in both applied and academic settings in messy real-life contexts.

Qualitative Research Practice

Qualitative Research Practice

Concise Paperback Edition

  • Author: Clive Seale
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781412934206
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 534
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Aimed at the student reader, this book demonstrates the benefits of using particular methods from the viewpoint of real-life experience. It contains chapters written by leading, internationally distinguished qualitative researchers who recount and reflect on their own research experiences as well as others.

Qualitative Research

Qualitative Research

  • Author: David Silverman
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473984858
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 480
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A who’s who of methodologists, this book introduces students to the big picture of qualitative research, teaching both the ‘why’ and the ‘how to’ of getting started, selecting a method and conducting research and data analysis. With practical tips, summaries, exercises and further reading, each chapter is like a masterclass from a leading scholar in qualitative research. New to the fourth edition: A streamlined structure to guide readers step-by-step through the research process Substantial new section with 4 chapters on how to collect and analyse online data A new chapter on reflexive ethnography More hands-on advice on how to conduct research at every stage, making this a perfect field handbook Updated reading lists provide a go-to guide to the literature and help improve citations The most comprehensive qualitative research book available, this is the perfect all-in-one companion for any student embarking on a qualitative research course or project. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

Qualitative Analysis

Qualitative Analysis

  • Author: Douglas Ezzy
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136479961
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 200
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Offering a detailed introduction to the practice of data analysis, this book is both user-friendly and theoretically grounded. Drawing on his extensive experience of qualitative research, Douglas Ezzy reviews approaches to data analysis in established research traditions including ethnography, phenomenology and symbolic interactionism, alongside the newer approaches informed by cultural studies and feminism. He explains the difference between inductive, deductive and abductive theory building, provides a guide to computer-assisted analysis and outlines techniques such as journal writing, team meetings and participant reviews. This text is one of the first to treat computer assisted data analysis as an integral part of qualitative research. Exceptionally well written, this is a valuable reference for research students and professional researchers in the social sciences and health.

The Practice of Qualitative Research

The Practice of Qualitative Research

Engaging Students in the Research Process

  • Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483324206
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 432
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The Practice of Qualitative Research guides readers step by step through the process of collecting, analyzing, designing, and interpreting qualitative research. Written by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber in an engaging style, this student-centered text offers invaluable insights into the practice of qualitative research, with coverage of in-depth interviewing, focus groups, ethnography, case study, and mixed methods research. The Third Edition features even more integrated attention to online research and implications of social media throughout all methods chapters; updates on qualitative analysis software; and significantly expanded coverage of ethics.

Qualitative Research in Practice

Qualitative Research in Practice

Stories from the Field

  • Author: Yvonne Darlington,Dorothy Scott
  • Publisher: Open University Press
  • ISBN: 9780335211470
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 208
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"Qualitative Research in Practice is a book we have all been waiting for. The authors have shared with us their stories about the qualitative research process while linking their experiences to theory and practice in human services. The difficulties, successes and new pathways created by their research findings shed new light on the complex journey qualitative researchers embark on with every new research project." - Professor Gay Edgecombe, Director of International Studies for Nursing and Public Health, RMIT University, Australia "I would recommend this book to my students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I believe that after reading this book, students will no longer be frightened by qualitative research and will have an interest and enthusiasm in trying it out." - Professor Joyce L.C. Ma, Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Qualitative Research in Practice bridges the gap between theory and practice in research, and between the academic and practice contexts in the human services. The focus is on 'doing' research and 'being' a researcher, rather than on 'how to do' research. The authors provide an introduction to qualitative research through actual research projects that illustrate key stages in the research process. They draw on experiences of research undertaken in a variety of human service areas by researchers in Australia, the UK, New Zealand and Hong Kong. These 'stories from the field' are framed by broader discussions by the authors of the research process. The researchers' stories reveal the human face of research undertaken in often difficult contexts: with homeless people, with disabled people, in nursing homes, with victims of domestic violence, and with adopted children. We see how these researchers have dealt with the many obstacles they faced in their research projects, and how they developed innovative solutions. Qualitative Research in Practice is a collection of 'practice wisdom' that makes an ideal companion to conventional research methods texts for students and practitioners doing research in social work, welfare, community health, counselling and related fields.

Qualitative Content Analysis in Practice

Qualitative Content Analysis in Practice

  • Author: Margrit Schreier
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1849205930
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 280
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This book takes students step-by-step through the process of doing qualitative content analysis. Margrit Schreier show how to: create a coding frame; segment the material; try out the coding frame; evaluate the trial coding and then carry out the main coding; and consider what comes next. She also discusses software choices for doing qualitative content analysis. Each part of the process is described in detail and research examples are provided to illustrate each step. Frequently asked questions are answered, the most important points are summarized, and end of chapter questions provide an opportunity to check for understanding.

Fiction as Research Practice

Fiction as Research Practice

Short Stories, Novellas, and Novels

  • Author: Assistant Professor of Sociology Patricia Leavy, PhD,Patricia Leavy
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315428482
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 316
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The turn to fiction as a social research practice is a natural extension of what many researchers and writers have long been doing. Patricia Leavy, a widely published qualitative researcher and a novelist, explores the overlaps and intersections between these two ways of understanding and describing human experience. She demonstrates the validity of literary experimentation to the qualitative researcher and how to incorporate these practices into research projects. Five short stories and excerpts from novellas and novels show these methods in action. This book is an essential methodological introduction for those interested in studying or practicing arts-based research.

Researching Practice

Researching Practice

A Discourse on Qualitative Methodologies

  • Author: Joy Higgs
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9789460911811
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 334
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Researching practice: A discourse on qualitative methodologies explores issues, strategies and challenges associated with researching practice. The authors bring a wealth of research practice wisdom and experience to this task. The book provides critical and creative input to the discourse on qualitative research methodologies. It is divided into four sections. The first section explores the issues that frame qualitative research on practice in the 21st century. Section Two is concerned with locating the questions, practices and issues of qualitative research on practice in researchers' journeys and presents a three themes - connections, transformations and challenges. Section Three makes accessible a range of qualitative approaches commonly used to research practice. The final section explores future considerations in qualitative research discourse.

Qualitative Research

Qualitative Research

The Essential Guide to Theory and Practice

  • Author: Maggi Savin-Baden,Claire Howell Major
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780415674799
  • Category: EDUCATION
  • Page: 569
  • View: 1975
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Qualitative Research: The Essential Guide to Theory and Practiceprovides a one-stop resource for all those approaching qualitative research for the first time, as well as those revisiting core concepts and issues. It presents a comprehensive overview of this rapidly developing field of inquiry, cleverly combined with practical, hands-on advice on how to conduct a successful qualitative study. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the authors break through difficult terminology to guide readers through the choices they will face during research design, implementation, and beyond. Each chapter is then brought to life by an array of relevant, real-life examples from expert researchers around the globe. Divided into seven sections, this unique text covers: Considering perspectives Acknowledging a position Framing the study Choosing a research approach Collecting data Working with data and findings Writing about the research A dedicated companion website offers a whole host of additional teaching and learning resources, including additional chapters on publishing qualitative research, sample lesson plans and activities, further case studies, and much more. From the foundations of the subject through to its application in practice, Qualitative Research: The Essential Guide to Theory and Practiceis an indispensable companion for qualitative researchers worldwide.

Self-Study of Practice as a Genre of Qualitative Research

Self-Study of Practice as a Genre of Qualitative Research

Theory, Methodology, and Practice

  • Author: Stefinee Pinnegar,Mary Lynn Hamilton
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781402095122
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 250
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Teacher educators live hectic lives at institutional and discipline boundaries. Our greatest potential for influence is through developing relationships with others in our practice. Our work is fundamentally relational and emotional. We are obligated to the teachers we teach and the public students they teach. Our practice exists in the midst of experience, conflicting and often hostile boundaries, and between what we know from research and what we understand from practice. Self-study of practice invites researchers to embrace the hectic and fragmented territory of practice as the space for study. This book educates those who would like to explore practice in the methodology of self-study. It provides both a pragmatic and theoretic guide. It grounds the research in ontology and establishes dialogue as the inquiry process. It supports researchers through the use of frameworks to guide research and explication of strategies for conducting it.

Method Meets Art

Method Meets Art

Arts-Based Research Practice

  • Author: Patricia Leavy
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 1462512410
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 286
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This book presents the first comprehensive introduction to arts-based research (ABR) practices, which scholars in multiple disciplines are fruitfully using to reveal information and represent experiences that traditional methods cannot capture. Each of the six major ABR genres--narrative inquiry, poetry, music, performance, dance, and visual art--is covered in chapters that introduce key concepts and tools and present an exemplary research article by a leading ABR practitioner. Patricia Leavy discusses the kinds of research questions these innovative approaches can address and offers practical guidance for applying them in all phases of a research project, from design and data collection to analysis, interpretation, representation, and evaluation. Chapters include checklists to guide methodological decision making, discussion questions, and recommended print and online resources.

Feminist Research Practice

Feminist Research Practice

A Primer

  • Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483315673
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 456
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The fully revised and updated Second Edition of Feminist Research Practice: A Primer, edited by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber, draws on the expertise of a stellar group of interdisciplinary scholars who cover cutting-edge research methods and explore research questions related to the complex and diverse issues that deeply impact women’s lives. This text offers a unique hands-on approach to research by featuring engaging and relevant exercises as well as behind-the-scenes glimpses of feminist researchers at work. The in-depth examples cover the range of research questions that feminists engage with, including issues of gender inequality, violence against women, body image issues, and the discrimination of other marginalized groups. Written in a clear, concise manner that invites students to explore and practice a wide range of research, the Second Edition offers seven new chapters that reflect the latest scholarship in the field, a stronger focus on ethics, new examples that bring concepts to life, effective learning tools, and more.

Interpretive Description

Interpretive Description

Qualitative Research for Applied Practice

  • Author: Sally Thorne
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134820569
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 336
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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 in practice

Qualitative research in practice

examples for discussion and analysis

  • Author: Sharan B. Merriam
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
  • ISBN: 9780787958954
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 439
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Qualitative research (QR) is the method of inquiry that seeks to understand social phenomena within the context of the participants' perspectives and experiences. The research methods of QR are more flexible, responsive, and open to contextual interpretation than in quantitative research, which uses inventory, questionnaire, or numerical data to draw conclusions. In" Qualitative Research in Practice," Sharan Merriam combines discussions of the types of QR with examples of research studies and reflections by the researchers themselves. An important resource for students and practitioners of QR, the book may be used as a companion to any general text on QR. Edited by Sharan B. Merriam, a leader in the field of qualitative research, "Qualitative Research in Practice" Presents the basic information about the nature of qualitative research Includes a discussion and guidelines for assessing and evaluating qualitative research Offers a handy resource for all those interested in qualitative research regardless of discipline or experience Exemplifies various types of qualitative research Includes commentaries by article authors reflecting on their personal experience in engaging in qualitative research This book is a valuable resource for students and practitioners in all fields where qualitative research is conducted, including social work, psychology, counseling, management, education, healthcare, and more.

Writing Qualitative Research on Practice

Writing Qualitative Research on Practice

  • Author: Joy Higgs,Debbie Horsfall,Sandra Grace
  • Publisher: Sense Pub
  • ISBN: 9789087909062
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 333
  • View: 9458
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"This book is located in the context of professional practice and the practice world. It scopes and maps the broad horizons of qualitative research on practice and explores writing in major qualitative research traditions. A key issue addressed in writing qualitative research, particularly the narrative forms, is finding a way to write that encapsulates the goals and genre of the research project. Writing is presented as a process and journey and also a way of thinking and creating knowledge. Within research, writing is an essential expression of the research frame of reference and a key element of the research genre. This book explores writing for a range of publications including books, chapters, theses and papers for journals."--Publisher.

Qualitative Research Skills for Social Work

Qualitative Research Skills for Social Work

Theory and Practice

  • Author: Malcolm Carey
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351907360
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 272
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Malcolm Carey provides social work students, academics and practitioners with a practical guide to completion of a small-scale qualitative research project or dissertation. This clear text takes the reader through the process of beginning and developing a research problem or question, defining their objectives and undertaking empirical or literature-based research that involves data collection, analysis, writing up and dissemination. The book also highlights and details potential obstacles, essential techniques and methods, types of theory and methodology used, and presents case studies and ongoing debates involved in qualitative social work research. It suggests ways by which sometimes difficult processes (such as the literature review, interviews with practitioners, etc.) can be made easier to complete and explores traditional methods such as the focus group or interview alongside less conventional methodologies such as participative, narrative, discourse or ICT-related approaches. Recent investigation has highlighted the lack of research skills held by many social workers in practice. This book overcomes these problems by providing an essential and easily accessible guidebook to qualitative research methods for social work students and practitioners as well as being of interest to tutors who teach research methods to social work students or supervise dissertations.

Creative Spaces for Qualitative Researching: Living Research

Creative Spaces for Qualitative Researching: Living Research

  • Author: Joy Higgs,Angie Titchen,Debbie Horsfall,Donna Bridges
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9460917615
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 314
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Creative Spaces for Qualitative Researching: Living Research. This book looks inward at researchers who are seeking to live their research – to embody the principles, methodologies and ethical conduct that comprises their research strategies. And, it looks outward at the living world as the focus of qualitative research. From both perspectives the editors and authors of this book have created spaces for qualitative research that provide critical and creative frameworks for conducting and living their research. A rich variety of research voices and lives are illuminated, liberated and revealed in the book. There are five sections in the book: Researching Living Practices Doing Creative Research Being a Creative Researcher Co-Creating Qualitative Research in Creative Spaces Becoming Transformed Through Creative Research.

Foundations of Qualitative Research

Foundations of Qualitative Research

Interpretive and Critical Approaches

  • Author: Jerry W. Willis
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1452279004
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 392
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Foundations of Qualitative Research introduces key theoretical and epistemological concepts replete with historical and current real-world examples. Author Jerry W. Willis provides an invaluable resource to guide the critical and qualitative inquiry process written in an accessible and non-intimidating style that brings these otherwise difficult concepts to life.