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Thinking Qualitatively
Methods of Mind

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September 2014 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Written in Johnny Saldaña's elegant and accessible style, Thinking Qualitatively: Methods of Mind boldly pursues the challenge of teaching students not just how to collect and analyze data, but how to actively think about them. Each chapter presents one “method of mind” (thinking analytically, realistically, symbolically, ethically, multidisciplinarily, artistically, summarily, interpretively, and narratively), together with applications, a vignette or story related to the thinking modality, points to remember, and exercises. Designed to help researchers “rise above the data,” the book explores how qualitative research designs, data collection, data analyses, and write-ups can be enriched through over 60 different lenses, filters, and angles on social life. Venturing into more evocative and multidimensional ways to examine the complex patterns of daily living, the book reveals how the researcher's mind thinks heuristically to transcend the descriptive and develop "highdeep" insights about the human condition.

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List of Displays
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
About the Author
 
1. Introduction: Thinking About Thinking
 
2. Thinking Analytically
 
3. Thinking Realistically
 
4. Thinking Symbolically
 
5. Thinking Ethically
 
6. Thinking Multidisciplinarily
 
7. Thinking Artistically
 
8. Thinking Summarily
 
9. Thinking Interpretively
 
10. Thinking Narratively
 
11. Closure: Thoughts about Thinking
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

Supplements

Student Study Site
Use the Student Study Site to get the most out of your course!
Our Student Study Site at study.sagepub.com/saldana is completely open-access and offers a wide range of additional features, including something no other publisher offers: SAGE Journal articles!

The open-access
Student Study Site includes the following:
  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards reinforce understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. 



Interesting book for introduction in qualitative thinking. It is not sufficient for students to serve as a major handbook, but may serve as an inspiring and philosophical source.

Professor Daphne Kos
Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science, KU Leuven
November 4, 2014
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Key features

KEY FEATURES:

 

  • Accessible and reader-friendly, the book appeals to both undergraduate and graduate students of qualitative inquiry and teaches them not just how to research, but how to think.
  • Research genres, such as grounded theory, phenomenology, ethnography, case study, narrative inquiry, mixed methods, and arts-based research in education, the social sciences, and health care, are addressed.
  • Recent research is cited on how the brain works and how cognitive methods harmonize with the goals of qualitative inquiry.
  • Examples from actual research studies and everyday life help readers see “methods of mind” in action.
  • Each chapter concludes with a summary and Exercises for Thinking that encourage students to apply chapter concepts.
  • Approximately two dozen diagrams and photographs illustrate selected modes of thinking.
  • A glossary of key terms appears at the back of the book.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Chapter 4


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