A practical, basic-skills text for qualitative research courses in any discipline. Provides instruction and exercises on observing, interviewing, participating, interpreting and a number of other skills that are foundational to qualitative research. Written in an exceptionally engaging style, the book introduces students to skills and then carefully and concretely helps students practice them.
Chapter 1 Becoming a Skilled Qualitative Researcher
Chapter 2 Observing
Chapter 3 Conversing
Chapter 4 Participating
Chapter 5 Interpreting
Chapter 6 Questioning
Chapter 7 Data Gathering
Chapter 8 Analyzing
Chapter 9 Narrating
Chapter 10 Writing
Chapter 11 The Seven Deadly Sins of Qualitative Research
Chapter 12 Once and Future Qualitative Research
NEW! Thorough and extensive updating of references and examples for qualitative research--Nearly 200 new references have been added, including many new online sources. Reflects currency and changes in the field.
NEW! Updated exercises built into the text-- Designed as practical guides to help students through the process of preparing a qualitative research proposal. Now even more practical and clearer in their focus and intent, these exercises offer a hands-on learning environment for readers. Utilizes practical examples to teach students how to recognize each skill based on their own personal skills and modify those skills to meet the needs of the field.
NEW! Reorganization of chapter content-- Keeps the central vision and skills of qualitative research at the forefront, making for a more practical and user-friendly text.