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An Introduction to Qualitative Research

Sixth Edition
  • Uwe Flick - Freie Universtität Berlin, Germany
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December 2018 | 696 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The definitive guide to the full qualitative research process, from design to dissemination, this is everything you need to understand how good quality research is produced, and how to use and enrich your own work with it.

New to this edition:

-       A new structure follows the research process step-by-step

-        Brand new chapter on digital methods and social media data explores cutting-edge research

-        Multi-disciplinary case studies give you real research examples whatever your subject

-        Focused reading exercises help you explore the literature and build a better bibliography

-        Integrated online resources, to master the key concepts, discover real research and track your progress

 An Introduction to Qualitative Research has everything a social science student needs to understand and explore the richness of qualitative research.

 
 
PART 1 FOUNDATIONS OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
 
Chapter 1 Why and how to do qualitative research
 
Chapter 2 The qualitative-quantitative distinction
 
Chapter 3 Theoretical frameworks
 
Chapter 4 Methods and data in qualitative research
 
Chapter 5 Texts as data in qualitative research
 
PART 2 RESEARCH DESIGN
 
Chapter 6 Formulating a research question
 
Chapter 7 Choosing and constructing the research design
 
Chapter 8 Planning the process in qualitative research
 
Chapter 9 Ethics of doing qualitative research
 
Chapter 10 Using the existing literature
 
Chapter 11 Entering the field
 
Chapter 12 Sampling
 
Chapter 13 Extending qualitative designs with triangulation
 
PART 3 VERBAL DATA
 
Chapter 14 Collecting verbal data
 
Chapter 15 Doing interviews
 
Chapter 16 Doing focus groups
 
Chapter 17 Using narrative data
 
PART 4 DATA BEYOND TALK
 
Chapter 18 Collecting data beyond talk
 
Chapter 19 Observation and ethnography
 
Chapter 20 Visual data: photography, film and video
 
Chapter 21 Using documents as data
 
Chapter 22 Digital and social media research
 
PART 5 QUALITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS
 
Chapter 23 Analyzing qualitative data
 
Chapter 24 Transcription and data management
 
Chapter 25 Grounded theory coding
 
Chapter 26 Thematic coding and content analysis
 
Chapter 27 Using naturally occurring data: conversation, discourse and hermeneutic analysis
 
Chapter 28 Using software in qualitative data analysis
 
PART 6 GROUNDING, WRITING AND OUTLOOK
 
Chapter 29 Quality of qualitative research: criteria and beyond
 
Chapter 30 Writing qualitative research
 
Chapter 31 State of the art and the future

This sixth edition offers a comprehensive yet accessible guide for understanding, designing and successfully carrying out qualitative research. Its combination of insights into different research traditions, practical advice and real-world examples make it a valuable resource for both beginners and experienced qualitative researchers.

Chris Möller
Research assistant, School of Human & Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield

The book is a very comprehensive guide for qualitative researchers that covers different methodologies used in information systems research. It provides useful instructions and tips for all stages of a qualitative study, and also helps novices and experts avoid pitfalls when doing qualitative inquiry.

Sabine Matook
Associate Professor in Information Systems, University of Queensland

This 6th edition of “Introduction to Qualitative Research” comprises most recent developments in qualitative social research and navigates the reader through the entire research process from initial planning to dissemination. With the integration of interactive digital elements, it makes it a highly attractive resource for both students and teachers.

Carolin Demuth
Associate Professor, Dept. Communication & Psychology, Aalborg University

With the 6th edition, the increased focus on practical implementation fosters a step-by-step guide for new researchers in qualitative research.  Furthermore, the digital extension provides novices with an opportunity to work with the comprehensive body of knowledge, making this edition highly recommendable for students.

Tania B. Leer
Former student and current cand.psych, Dept. Communication & Psychology, Aalborg University

An excellent all-in-one book with the latest research available on qualitative research.

Dr Elfrieda Fleischmann
Geography and research, Cedar College
April 25, 2019

Clear and understandable manual for first time researchers

Dr Memory Mabika
Communication and Applied Language Studies, University of Venda
April 4, 2019

A clearly written,detailed and authoritative account of qualitative research.

Dr Paul Demetriou-Crane
Education and Childcare, Havering College of FE And HE
December 31, 2018

This is an extremely thorough and detailed exploration of the theories and issues underpinning qualitative research and a valuable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students undertaking qualitative research projects.

Dr Louise Campbell
School of Education & Social Work, Dundee University
October 1, 2018

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