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“This book uses everyday language that will captivate students’ attention and embed practical knowledge to supplement the technical.”
“The key strengths of the text are the passion and the enthusiasm that Dr. Maxwell has for qualitative research after all these years. I feel I can also utilize these concepts on my own research team and take them out of the classroom and into research team meetings with colleagues.”
“I really liked this book. I found myself taking notes and saying “yes” so many times because Maxwell captures the research process so well and provides many points worth quoting. As a faculty mentor, I particularly see the value of this book for my students who are conducting qualitative dissertations.”
"Maxwell provides a clear explanation regarding the nuances involved in the circular process of qualitative research design."
Useful book for students undertaking qualitative research
Good book for qualitative research design. Used as a secondary text.
comprehensive, well written
This really is an excellent text which covers a vast range of qualitative research approaches - and is very readable
Maxwell's book has been very helpful to my students to make a conceptual design for their research. They were asked to read the first 3 chapters carefully and make the Chapter 2 assignment. Some students had never thought about their qualitative research in this way. I adopted the book as reference, however I would have made it essential to the course if the price were more reasonable. I think 26 pounds would be acceptable.
Although a very good book, we cover more material than the focus of this book and we would have to adopt too many texts for our students.
Student options to use as a supplemental text
A thorough and articulate presentation of the steps involved in planning and proposing qualitative research.
This is an excellent book, well written and provides the reader with text to refer to when planning and writing about qualitative research. The model for qualitative research design helps students and those new to qualitative research find a way of thinking about how to design a study. I have found this book to be extremely helpful, the writing is clear and in places so insightful. I wish I had read this book three years ago!
A great resource, easy to follow and logical.
I will adopt this for my qualitative methods course in Fall 2015
This book really helped students produce excellent proposals for qualitative research. It is well written and presents very good information that is easily accessible as well as providing clarity.
Well written and presented book containing very good information.
This is the definitive book on qualitative research design, from a leading practitioner. Clearly written, well structured and practical, the book is ideal for postgraduate students and early career researchers. Unfortunately, the library has adopted a large number of earlier editions and is not willing to update to the latest edition this year.
It wasn't in depth enough for what I needed.