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Strategies of Qualitative Inquiry

Strategies of Qualitative Inquiry

Fourth Edition
Edited by:

October 2012 | 448 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Strategies of Qualitative Inquiry, Fourth Edition is Volume II of the three-volume paperback versions of The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research, Fourth Edition. This portion of the handbook consists of the topics addressed in "Part III: Strategies of Inquiry."

Strategies of Qualitative Inquiry, Fourth Edition isolates the major strategies—historically, the research methods—that researchers can use in conducting concrete qualitative studies. The question of methods begins with questions of design and the matters of money and funding. These questions always begin with the researcher who moves from a research question to a paradigm or perspective, and then to the empirical world. The history and uses of these strategies are explored extensively in this volume. The chapters move from forms (and problems with) mixed methods inquiry to case study, performance and narrative ethnography, to constructionist analytics to grounded theory strategies, testimonies, participatory action research, and clinical research.

Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln
1. Introduction: The Discipline and Practice of Qualitative Research
I. Strategies of Inquiry
Julianne Cheek
2. The Politics and Practices of Funding Qualitative Inquiry: Messages About Messages About Messges
John W. Creswell
3. Controversies in Mixed Methods Research
Charles Teddlie and Abbus Tashakkori
4. Mixed Methods Research: Contemporary Issues in an Emerging Field
Bent Flyvbjerg
5. Case Study
Judith Hamera
6. Performance Ethnography
Barbara Tedlock
7. Braiding Narrative Ethnography with Memoir and Creative Nonfiction
James A. Holstein and Jaber F. Gubrium
8. The Constructionist Analytics of Interpretive Practice
Kathy Charmaz
9. Grounded Theory Methods in Social Justice Research
Antjie Krog
10. In the Name of Human Rights: I say (how) you (should) speak (before I listen)
Mary Brydon-Miller, Michael Kral, Patricia Maguire, Susan Noffke and Anu Sabhlok
11. Jazz and the Banyan Tree: Roots and Riffs on Participatory Action Research
Janice M. Morse
12. What is Qualitative Health Research?
Author Index
Subject Index

Key text for both novice and more experienced researchers.

Ms Amy Taylor
Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
April 15, 2015

A thorough and interesting text.

Mrs Della Austin
School of Education and Community, Glyndwr University
April 10, 2015

Although this book has in-depth information on qualitative research methods, it would be more suitable for postgraduate students. However, I would recommend sections of this for some of my more academic dissertation students. I would also recommend this to our postgraduate research students.

Miss Jessica Mannion
Business and Humanities, Sligo Institute of Technology
August 6, 2015

An excellent text for students who need a qualitative element in their research programme.

Mr Barry Turner
Lincoln School of Journalism, University of Lincoln
September 21, 2014

A key research text book

Ms Rita Walsh
School of Business, Royal Agricultural College
September 19, 2014

This edition further complements the outstanding series of textbooks focussing on the dynamic and often complex nature of qualitative inquiry. This book and indeed the series are comprehensive and accessible.

Mrs Sally Goldspink
Allied Health & Medicine, Anglia Ruskin University
June 9, 2014

This is part of an excellent series of texts relating to strategies of qualitative qualitative inquiry. I have recommended this book (and the series) to my students as novice researchers who are grappling with the dynamic nature of qualitative research

Mrs Lyz Howard
Department of Health, Health and Social Care Teaching Team
May 2, 2014

This classic text is recommended for students undertaking qualitative research studies at the dissertation stage of their Masters programme. It is also going ot be a recommended text for Developing Research and Evaluation Skills.

It's an excellent book, particularly for students who need to understand different aspects of qualitative research in depth to justify their research proposals and studies.

Mrs Linda Martindale
School of Nursing & Midwifery, Dundee University
April 1, 2014

While too difficult for my 4th year students I prescribe it for my M and D students and recommend it to my Colleagues.

Professor Beschara Karam
Department of Communicatin Science, University of South Africa
March 29, 2014

Exciting and updated, this book shines new lights on old and new ideas in the field of qualitative research.

Mrs Rachel Harrison
Interprofessional Studies, Winchester University
March 28, 2014
Key features
  • Provides contributions from a veritable "Who's Who" in the human sciences: The international authorship allows readers to study the differences in approach among European, Australian, and American practitioners and theoreticians, as well as to hear the voices of non-Western authors.
  • Maintains a focus on issues of social justice: Asserting that it is not enough to simply engage in research for the sake of human curiosity, the chapters help researchers focus on the social purposes of inquiry.
  • Includes discussions on new and emerging methods: These chapters expand the reader's repertoire of available methods and methodologies, enlarging the range of data that can be brought to bear on social and educational issues.

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