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Doing Qualitative Research

Doing Qualitative Research

Third Edition

August 2022 | 456 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Are you looking to improve your qualitative research skills?

Look no further than the Third Edition of Doing Qualitative Research by Benjamin F. Crabtree and William L. Miller! This reader-friendly text provides a comprehensive overview of qualitative methods, design, and analysis, making it perfect for both students and researchers with little to no prior experience.

The book's first four chapters contextualize qualitative research within the broader research landscape, covering
  • the history of the field,
  • the importance of collaboration and reflexivity, and
  • strategies for selecting the right methodology for your research question.
Later (unique) chapters focus on specific stages of the research process, including
  • data collection,
  • analysis,
  • interpretation,
  • case study research,
  • intervention studies, and
  • participatory research.

Examples Help Readers Understand How Concepts Work in Practice
Throughout the book, Crabtree and Miller draw on their own experiences and expertise to illustrate key concepts and provide practical guidance. The authors also highlight numerous clinical research examples that demonstrate the use of qualitative methods within a mixed-methods approach. Each chapter concludes with open-ended questions to encourage further reflection and discussion.

Whether you're new to qualitative research or looking to refine your skills, Doing Qualitative Research is an invaluable resource. Start learning by doing and experiment with the tools and concepts presented in the book!

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PART I: Read Me First: Overview of Qualitative Research
Chapter 1 – Clinical Research: A Qualitative Trail Map within a Mixed-Methods World
Chapter 2 – Creating Collaborative Space and Research Teams
Chapter 3 – Reflexivity
Chapter 4 – Research Design: Start with the Stories
PART II: Discovery: Data Collection Strategies
Chapter 5 – Depth Interviews
Chapter 6 – Group Interviews and Focus Groups
Chapter 7 – Observation
Chapter 8 – Key Informant Interviews
Chapter 9 – Material Artifacts
PART III: Analysis and Interpretation Strategies
Chapter 10 – The Dance of Interpretation and Frustrations of Sisyphus
Chapter 11 – Editing Organizing Style of Analysis
Chapter 12 – Template Organizing Style of Analysis
Chapter 13 – Immersion/Crystallization Organizing Style of Analysis
Chapter 14 – Computers and Data management
PART IV: Special Applications
Chapter 15 – Case Studies
Chapter 16 – Qualitative Methods in Intervention Studies
Chapter 17 – Qualitative Methods in Participatory Healthcare Research
PART V. The Rest of the Story
Chapter 18 – Doing Good Qualitative Research
Chapter 19 – Getting Funded & Getting Published
Chapter 20 – The Future of Qualitative Methods in a Mixed-Methods World

Very useful text for education students to sup[port their understanding and application of qualitative research methodologies.

Mr Gary Pykitt
School of Education, Birmingham City University
August 30, 2023

Very useful general introduction

Dr Robert Patton
School of Psychology, Surrey University
January 25, 2023
Key features
  • Covers qualitative research from start to finish
  • Concise, narrative text keeps readers engaged
  • Brief chapters divide the text into manageable portions of reading
  • Numerous research examples demonstrate the practical applications of qualitative research
  • Situates qualitative research in a context of mixed methods to better prepare readers for mixed methods work
  • Chapter overviews, summaries, and discussion questions help readers navigate the content

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