Becoming Qualitative Researchers

Author: Corrine Glesne
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780137047970
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Becoming Qualitative Researchers. This text offers a brief but comprehensive overview of qualitative research that balances the practicalities of conducting research with the theory and debates that keep qualitative inquiry vibrant. As faculty and students increasingly turn to qualitative inquiry, they need a text that will not only provide them with an understanding of qualitative research methods, but also open them to the diverse possibilities within this inquiry approach. This text covers the range of possibilities and includes numerous exercises that offer beginning students the opportunity to practice and refine the skills needed for qualitative research. The wealth of examples in the text is exceptional, as is the accessible and engaging writing style. New To This Edition: Suggested Readings and Exercises are added to the end of each chapter. A new Glossary of Key Terms introduces students to the meaning and use of important research terms. Chapter 1 is heavily revised to include an introduction to four research paradigms and their theoretical and philosophical underpinnings. Chapter 2 has a new section on research purposes. This change will assist students in creating their personal research foci. Chapters 3 and 4 have expanded discussions on use of internet and virtual reality sites in data collection. Chapter 3 has an expanded section on collection and use of visual data (photographs, maps, diagrams, etc.). Chapter 4 has an expanded discussion on technology for recording and transcribing interviews. This provides information on technological advances that can assist in the research process. Chapter 5 is heavily edited and revised, and now titled "Personal Dimensions: Field Relations and Reflexivity." More attention is given to feminist and poststructuralist challenges to prior conceptions of researcher-other relationships. Chapter 6 features a new ethics discussions on privacy and the internet and on representation. These discussions are intended to increase awareness of some of the ethical challenges posed by technology and by publishing. Chapter 9 is expanded to include discussions and new examples of autoethnography, ethnodrama, and poetic transcription. New examples and tables are added throughout the text. These additions assist students' understanding of accompanying discussions. What Students Are Saying: "Dr. Glesne encourages qualitative researchers to approach their data in fresh, dynamic ways, including poetic transcription and dramatic representation. These creative methods challenged me to examine my data using new perspectives, and allowed me to represent the voices of my participants more authentically."-- Bethany Rice (University of Vermont graduate student)

Designing Qualitative Research

Author: Catherine Marshall
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483324265
Size: 22.36 MB
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Designing Qualitative Research. Addressing the complexity, flexibility, and controversies of qualitative research’s many genres, Designing Qualitative Research, Sixth Edition gives students, research managers, policy analysts, and applied researchers clear, easy-to-understand guidance on designing qualitative research. While maintaining a focus on the proposal stage, this best-selling book takes readers from selecting a research genre through building a conceptual framework, data collection and interpretation, and arguing the merits of the proposal. Extended discussions cover strategies that researchers can use to address the challenges posed by postmodernists, feminists, and critical race theorists, as well as others who interrogate historical qualitative inquiry. The book also includes thoughtful discussion on trustworthiness and ethics, in addition to dealing with time, resource, and political stressors inherent to the research process. Throughout the book, authors Catherine Marshall and Gretchen B. Rossman emphasize the importance of being systematic but also inspire readers with potential “Aha!” moments and opportunities to do research in close connection with people and communities.

Doing Case Study Research

Author: Bob Algozzine
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807758132
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Doing Case Study Research. Reflecting recent knowledge and developments in the field, this very practical, easy to-use guide emphasizes learning how to do case study research, from the first step of deciding whether a case study is the way to go to the last step of verifying and confirming findings before disseminating them. The authors show students how to determine an appropriate research design; conduct informative interviews; record observations, document analyses; delineate ways to confirm case study findings; describe methods for deriving meaning from data; and communicate their findings. Featuring many new examples, the Third Edition offers step-by-step guidance to help beginning researchers through the stages of planning and implementing a thesis, dissertation, or independent project. This succinct "how-to" guide is an excellent place for anyone to begin doing case study research.

Qualitative Research Design

Author: Joseph A. Maxwell
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452285837
Size: 11.90 MB
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Qualitative Research Design. Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach, Third Edition provides researchers and students with a user-friendly, step-by-step guide to planning qualitative research. Joseph A. Maxwell shows how the components of design interact with each other, and provides a strategy for creating coherent and workable relationships among these design components, highlighting key design issues. Written in an informal, jargon-free style, the book incorporates examples and hands-on exercises. "This book uses everyday language that will captivate students' attention and embed practical knowledge to supplement the technical." —Gaetane Jean-Marie, University of Oklahoma "The key strengths of the text are the passion and the enthusiasm that Dr. Maxwell has for qualitative research after all these years. I feel I can also utilize these concepts on my own research team and take them out of the classroom and into research team meetings with colleagues." —Deborah Gioia, University of Maryland, Baltimore "I really liked this book. I found myself taking notes and saying "yes" so many times because Maxwell captures the research process so well and provides many points worth quoting. As a faculty mentor, I particularly see the value of this book for my students who are conducting qualitative dissertations." —Mary S. Enright, Capella University "The text is incredibly engaging and practical...So many of the issues raised in the book are central to qualitative research, yet often not explicitly discussed in 'public' venues." - David Carlone, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro "I particularly like the interactive focus and believe that helps students to more realistically engage qualitative research design. It certainly lives up to its billing as a good guidebook, and I appreciate the fact that the author really concentrates on useful content, exercises, insights, and examples, and leaves extensive theory discussions to others." - Sharon L. Caudle, Texas A & M University

Qualitative Research In Stem

Author: Sherry Marx
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317385195
Size: 69.51 MB
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Qualitative Research In Stem. Qualitative Research in STEM examines the groundbreaking potential of qualitative research methods to address issues of social justice, equity, and sustainability in STEM. A collection of empirical studies conducted by prominent STEM researchers, this book examines the experiences and challenges faced by traditionally marginalized groups in STEM, most notably culturally and linguistically diverse students and women. Investigations into these issues, as well as the high dropout rate among engineering students and issues of academic integrity in STEM, come with detailed explanations of the study methodologies used in each case. Contributors also provide personal narratives that share their perspectives on the benefits of qualitative research methodologies for the topics explored. Through a variety of qualitative methodologies, including participatory action research, Indigenous research, and critical ethnography, this volume aims to reveal and remedy the inequalities within STEM education today.

A Realist Approach For Qualitative Research

Author: Joseph A. Maxwell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761929231
Size: 74.58 MB
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A Realist Approach For Qualitative Research. This ground-breaking book makes the case for adopting a realist philosophical perspective for qualitative research. Joseph Maxwell argues for critically applying a realist ontology to a number of important theoretical and methodological issues. This can provide a stronger justification for what qualitative researchers do, he contends, and significantly contribute to current theories and practices. The book outlines critical realism and considers its implications for how we conceptualize meaning and culture, causation, and diversity. The author applies critical realist ideas and approaches to the design and methods of qualitative research, and presents two in-depth case studies of projects he conducted, describing how realist (and other) perspectives informed the research, the methods, and the conclusions.

Negotiating The Complexities Of Qualitative Research In Higher Education

Author: Susan R. Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136341668
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Negotiating The Complexities Of Qualitative Research In Higher Education. Negotiating the Complexities of Qualitative Research in Higher Education illuminates the complex nature of qualitative research, while attending to issues of application. This text addresses the fundamentals of research through discussion of strategies, ethical issues, and challenges in higher education. In addition to walking through the methodological steps, this text considers the conceptual reasons behind qualitative research and explores how to conduct qualitative research that is rigorous, thoughtful, and theoretically coherent. Seasoned researchers Jones, Torres, and Arminio combine high-level theory with practical applications and examples, showing how research in higher education can produce improved learning outcomes for students, especially those who have been historically marginalized. This book will help students in higher education and Student Affairs graduate programs to cultivate an appreciation for the complexity and ambiguity of the research and the ways to think thorough questions and tensions that emerge in the process. New in This Edition: Updated citations and content throughout to reflect the newest thinking and scholarship Expansion of current exemplars of qualitative research New exercises, activities, and examples throughout to bolster accessibility of theory A new chapter on Theoretical Perspectives with attention to new perspectives increasingly used in higher education and Student Affairs A new chapter on Challenges in Data Collection

Nursing Research In Canada

Author: Geri LoBiondo-Wood
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1771720239
Size: 47.91 MB
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Nursing Research In Canada. The third edition of Nursing Research in Canada provides a comprehensive introduction to research concepts and methods. Easy to understand and set entirely within a Canadian context, this new edition examines the various roles of research in nursing, application and analysis, and coverage of evidence-informed practice. The companion study guide allows students to further practice and hone the critiquing skills discussed in the textbook. Improved balance of coverage of qualitative and quantitative research Introduction of Practical Applicatoin boxes throughout Discussion of the use of new technologies in nursing research Enhanced practical examples of conducting, using and applying research findings

Action Research In Education

Author: Sara Efrat Efron
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 146250972X
Size: 41.76 MB
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Action Research In Education. This accessible, pragmatic text shows educators step by step how to conduct classroom- and school-based studies to improve instructional practices. The book presents methods and strategies for implementing each stage of the action research cycle, providing balanced coverage of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods approaches. Readers learn how to: select and define a research topic; develop a literature review; choose a design; formulate data collection strategies; design and/or evaluate assessment tools; and interpret, analyze, and report study results. Helpful examples and vignettes depict a variety of real-world teaching and learning situations, school subjects, and age groups (PreK-12). Pedagogical Features *Exercises and activities in every chapter. *Checklists, guidelines, and templates that enable busy educators to self-assess the progress and quality of their studies. *Example boxes illustrating the components of an action research report. *Summary tables highlighting key aspects of different research strategies. *Chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading.

The Coding Manual For Qualitative Researchers

Author: Johnny Saldana
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473943582
Size: 10.17 MB
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The Coding Manual For Qualitative Researchers. Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy Johnny Saldaña’s unique and invaluable manual demystifies the qualitative coding process with a comprehensive assessment of different coding types, examples and exercises. The ideal reference for students, teachers, and practitioners of qualitative inquiry, it is essential reading across the social sciences and neatly guides you through the multiple approaches available for coding qualitative data. Its wide array of strategies, from the more straightforward to the more complex, is skillfully explained and carefully exemplified providing a complete toolkit of codes and skills that can be applied to any research project. For each code Saldaña provides information about the method's origin, gives a detailed description of the method, demonstrates its practical applications, and sets out a clearly illustrated example with analytic follow-up. Now with a companion website, the book is supported by: SAGE journal articles showing coding being applied to real research Sample transcripts highlighting coding techniques Links to CAQDAS sites to introduce relevant software Practical student exercises Links to video and digital content This international bestseller is an extremely usable, robust manual and is a must-have resource for qualitative researchers at all levels. Click here for a listing of Johnny Saldaña's upcoming workshops. 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.