Organized around an extended metaphor of "story," this book provides both theoretical and practical guidance for students and researchers who need to transform their qualitative data into a coherent manuscript (essay, dissertation, article for publication, professional writing, etc.). Each chapter covers a different aspect of creating a story: finding the intended audience, crafting and developing the storyline, characterizing the storyteller, and rewriting the story for publication. Composing Qualitative Research is highly recommended for professionals and students across the social sciences and management.
- Now expanded, Chapter 5 takes an extensive look at manuscripts prior to publication.
- The text offers useful strategies for addressing the writing issues that researchers face when shepherding a manuscript from invention to publication.
- The book includes real-world examples drawn from many disciplines and publications to demonstrate styles, concepts, challenges, and potential outcomes from writing qualitative research.
- The work features an expanded list of additional reference materials (online guides included).
The Style and Practice of Our Academic Writing
Crafting a Theorized Storyline
Developing the Theorized Storyline
Characterizing the Storyteller
Re-Writing the Story
Appendix: Articles Used as Illustrations
About the Authors