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Collecting Qualitative Data
A Field Manual for Applied Research



August 2012 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Providing a practical and step-by-step guide to collecting and and managing qualitative data, this book focuses on the three most often used forms of qualitative methods: participant observation, in-depth interviews, and focus groups. Designed to be very applied, this textbook includes many checklists and tips for how to use each technique while doing research. It also includes numerous real-life examples and cases so that the reader will benefit from seeing the broader picture. Collecting Qualitative Data: A Field Manual is intended both for beginning researchers and the more experienced research collector.
 
Chapter 1. Qualitative Research: Defining and Designing
 
Chapter 2. Sampling
 
Chapter 3. Participant Observation
 
Chapter 4. In-Depth Interviews
 
Chapter 5. Focus Groups
 
Chapter 6. Additional Qualitative Data Collection Methods
 
Chapter 7. Qualitative Data Management
 
Chapter 8. Ethical Dimensions of Qualitative Research

“The real strength of the text is the hands on approach: How to actually do field research rather than just thinking about it. The examples are wonderful. The text is written in a very accessible way for students. It is not filled with jargon. I also like the attention to focus groups as a research method separate from individual interviews. The attention in each chapter to conducting qualitative research in international settings is unique and a real strength of this text.”

Laura S. Abrams
University of Calfornia, Los Angeles

Too Narrow a topic for an introductory counseling research class. Does not include program evaluation as required by state licensing boards.

Dr Ed Decker
Religion Dept, Oral Roberts University
February 17, 2014

I am an Academic Quality Reviewer of dissertations and I use this book and recommend it to other reviewers. I also cite it in the research courses I teach.

Dr Patricia Durso
College of Doctoral studies, Grand Canyon University
December 5, 2013

A very thorough introduction to core qualitative methods for the professions.

Dr Robert Silverman
Urban Regional Planning Dept, University at Buffalo
November 5, 2013

Great guidelines

Mrs Cynthia Knittle
Health Sciences, University of Phoenix - Phoenix
August 7, 2013

Great text. Fantastic format. We used this in the Fall and can't wait to adopt it for our Master's theses students in the Spring!

Professor Tracie Glazer
Art Education - Research Methods, Nazareth College of Rochester
December 4, 2012

Use for dissertation support and as a "field manual" to assist students in understanding the processes of conducting applied research

Dr Sharon Wyatt
Nursing , University of Mississippi Medical Center
November 1, 2012

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