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Qualitative Researching

Qualitative Researching

Third Edition

October 2017 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The third edition of this best-selling text guides students and researchers through the process of doing qualitative research, clearly explaining how different theoretical approaches inform what you do in practice. The text bridges the gap between ‘cookbook’ and more abstract approaches to qualitative research, by posing ‘difficult questions' that researchers should be asking themselves . The book invites researchers to engage in a creative and critical practice in how they draw insights, interpret a range of types of data and craft knowledge from qualitative research.

Fully revised and updated, with three new chapters, this edition:

·         Covers the full research process, with new material on analysing and interpreting data and research ethics

·         Engages with exciting new developments in the field through challenging qualitative researchers to be creative with how they research and with what they find.

·         Examines the potential of qualitatively-led approaches to mixed methods, and their implications for research design, research practice and the production of convincing arguments.

A theoretically engaged, grounded approach to qualitative researching, this remains the ideal text to guide students to become thoughtful, creative and effective qualitative researchers.

Preface and introduction to the third edition of this book
Chapter 1 - Intellectual puzzles and research questions
Chapter 2 - Choosing methods and planning your approach
Chapter 3 - Sampling and selecting in qualitative research
Chapter 4 - Ethics
Chapter 5 - Qualitative interviewing
Chapter 6 - Observing and participating
Chapter 7 - Being creative with methods
Chapter 8 - Making sense of qualitative data
Chapter 9 - Making convincing argument with qualitative data

Sophisticated and insightful, yet easy to follow, and suitable for all levels.  Make this your core text – you won’t be disappointed.

Takes students though the research process, providing insight and sound advice but never ignores the subtleties of the research process.  An excellent book.

Janet Foster
London School of Economics

An excellent comprehensive book for researchers

Valeria Fletcher
School of Health & Wellbeing, Leeds Beckett University
November 7, 2020

This text offers interesting insights into qualitative research. It is written in digestible chunks, dealing with key issues/questions for researchers.

Dr Louise Campbell
School of Education & Social Work, Dundee University
October 1, 2019

Excellent manual with a very clear introduction on ontology and epistemology and a detailed section on ethics.

Dr Marta Fadda
Health, University of Lugano
November 11, 2019

Excellent resource for graduate and post graduate students who are interested in qualitative research.

Dr Elfrieda Fleischmann
Geography and research, Cedar College
September 12, 2018

This book will be a thought-provoking volume for students on "becoming a qualitative researcher". It is not so much a "how-to" book that can be dipped into for quick bites, but for those who are happy to sit down with the book and read through it, then it will really help their thinking about what it means to do qualitative research.

Dr Jo Rose
Graduate School of Education, Bristol University
July 11, 2018

This text offers a good insight into the process of research, additionally the author has provided opportunities to stretch and challenge the researchers thought process by enabling them to develop their critical analysis skills. This text also helps the reader develop their knowledge and understanding in relation to the interpretation of data. Students will find this text helpful if conducting qualitative research.

Miss Ella Malton
Department of Health & Social Studies, Grimsby Institute of HE And FE
May 17, 2018

Jennifer Mason is poetic in her coverage of qualitative research. The depth she can take whilst at the same time remaining grounded and realistic is wonderful. A researcher and author who takes readers, who are willing to be taken, into the philosophical, intellectual realms of unknowing in order to uncover with sensitive, thoughtful reflexivity the revelations of qualitative research.

Ms sue mills
The Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Leeds
February 12, 2018

Great book for the early researcher. Gives a common sense approach to qualitative research. An "easy read" in that it is understandable and jargon busting

Mrs Elizabeth Eate
Britannia Mill Campus, Derby University
May 21, 2018

This is a great book. It is so easy to follow and the level of detail is perfect for all levels. Lots of practical examples that bring the theory to life.

Mr Paul McCafferty
School of Social Sciences, Education & Social Work , Queen's University Belfast
January 31, 2018

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Chapter 8: Making Sense Of Qualitative Data

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