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Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design (International Student Edition)
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Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design (International Student Edition)
Choosing Among Five Approaches

Fourth Edition


March 2017 | 488 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

In the Fourth Edition of this bestselling book, John W Creswell and new co-author Cheryl N Poth explore the philosophical underpinnings, history and key elements of each of five qualitative inquiry traditions: narrative research, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography and case study - putting them side by side, so that we can see the differences. The authors relate research designs to each of the traditions of enquiry. They compare theoretical frameworks and ways to employ standards of quality, as well as strategies for writing introductions to studies, collecting data, analyzing data, writing a narrative and verifying results.

New in this edition:

  • Updated materials on each tradition
  • More on interpretive frameworks and ethics
  • More visual depictions of the five approaches
  • Two new topical articles in Chapter 5, reproduced in full in the appendices.
 
Introduction
 
Philosophical Assumptions and Interpretive Frameworks
 
Designing a Qualitative Study
 
Five Qualitative Approaches to Inquiry
 
Five Different Qualitative Studies
 
Introducing and Focusing the Study
 
Data Collection
 
Data Analysis and Representation
 
Writing a Qualitative Study
 
Standards of Validation and Evaluation
 
“Turning the Story” and Conclusion

The book was well organised starting from a brief contents to the detailed contents, these give the overall idea about the book to the reader.The tables and figures used for the illustrations combined with excellent colour selection definitely captured readers attention. The appendices showed practical example of all the approaches, what a good idea for teaching and learning.

Mr Dalhat Khalid
Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences (University Park), Nottingham University
May 8, 2017

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ISBN: 9781506361178
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