An Introduction to Qualitative Research
- Uwe Flick - Freie Universtität Berlin, Germany
Continuing to be THE guide to the whole qualitative research process for students, this book looks at both the theory behind qualitative research and how to put it into practice in your own work. For students across a range of social science disciplines and beyond, this is a must to help you enhance your research project.
This edition introduces:
- a decolonisation of methodologies
- a range of indigenous, queer and feminist perspectives on methodologies
- assistance with defending a viva and alternative forms of assessment to suit a changing world.
More additions to this seventh edition include a section on the subjectivity of a researcher, and how your identity will shape your research. The further reading has been curated to include more than just western voices, providing you with global perspectives on qualitative research. This text introduces how to sensitively undertake ethical and inclusive research with marginalised groups.
This book will help you master a comprehensive understanding of qualitative research.
Professor Uwe Flick has been a leading qualitative methodologist in the social sciences for decades. His methods texts reflect his considerable talent for presenting complex concepts and approaches in a thorough and accessible manner. This latest text is no exception.
An Introduction to Qualitative Research is a comprehensive guide to the qualitative research process written by an accomplished expert in the field. Uwe Flick is relentless in his efforts and ambition to spread knowledge about a rich research tradition that is continually evolving and refined within the social sciences. It is a volume with both breadth and depth containing what you need to know about qualitative research to be able to try it out. Also more experienced qualitative researchers will find this text valuable and insightful. By covering different research traditions and the use of many examples from real research, the author points out a variety of vital themes for qualitative research and captures its richness.
In the 7th edition of his well-proven Introduction to Qualitative Research the marked expert on qualitative Research, Prof. Flick, has upgraded the scope of his thoroughly basic textbook (e.g.: actual debates on post-colonial perspectives, mixed-methods, qualitative online research). A special merit of the Introduction is, that students get a feeling of what qualitative research is about: many well conditioned didactically examples of classic studies as well as of Flicks and his students´ own research encourage students to do their first steps in Qualitative Research.
A gentle, supportive, engaging guidebook to the complex terrain of qualitative research. I recommend this book to students because it introduces key debates without jargon, and provides a practical scaffolding for one’s own research design by synthesising each chapter’s learning in a series of critical questions.
An excellent and comprehensive overview of qualitative research. It is accessible at an introductory level and is a useful 'one-stop shop' for our students. I will be recommending it to colleagues.
An extremely useful book for students that provides a comprehensive overview of qualitative research methodologies. It is particularly useful for students grappling with theory and provides a good basic introduction that is suitable for undergraduates in psychology. It would be great, however, to see a little more on the conceptual basis and frameworks of the various methodologies in future editions. This is largely absent in most undergraduate textbooks on qualitative research methods aimed at undergraduates. That said, I look forward to future editions and highly recommend this book as a good starting point.
This edition is well structured and easy to follow. It provides clear direction of the theory and methods behind qualitative research and how it can be applied
A coherently structured and easy to read text that guides the students through the complex procedures of qualitative research.
The text is suitable for our Undergraduate and Postgraduate students conducting research projects. A comprehensive presentation of planning and executing qualitative research.
An excellent text that takes a robust and comprehensive approach to a wide range of qualitative concepts and ideas that will be very helpful to student researchers and their lecturers.
Does not meet the needs of nursing doctoral students.