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Qualitative Research in Sociology

Qualitative Research in Sociology

First Edition

December 2003 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Qualitative Research in Sociology offers a hands-on guide to doing qualitative research in sociology. It provides an introductory survey of the methodological and theoretical dimensions of qualitative research as practiced by those interested in the study of social life. Through a detailed yet concise explanation, the reader is shown how these methods work and how their outcomes may be interpreted. Practically focused throughout, the book also offers constructive advice for students analyzing and writing their research projects.

The book has a flowing narrative and student-friendly structure which makes it accessible to and popular with students. It will be an invaluable resource for students and researchers, helping them to undertake effective qualitative research in both sociology and courses in social research across the social sciences.

What Is Qualitative Research?
Visual Sociology
Data Analysis
Ethics in Qualitative Research

'The book is an extremely valuable resource for students and new researchers who embark on qualitative research in sociology and the social sciences. It will be a valuable source for those who teach qualitative research methods in not only the social sciences but also in other disciplines, including health science. I wholeheartedly recommend this book' - Australian Journal of Primary Health

Good insight into qualitative reserach, straightforward read

Mrs Michele Board
Nursing , Bournemouth University
November 22, 2010
Key features
  • An innovative frameworkcombining different methodologies and approaches
  • A variety of "real-life" examples and case studies enriches the book for the reader
  • A set of practical exercises in each chapterpedagogical and student-focused throughout
  • International in focusoffers a wide-ranging set of approaches and debates
  • A broad coverageincludes discussions of ethnography, visual analysis, ethical issues, discourse, and conversation analysis and report-writing

Sample Materials & Chapters

PDF file of Chapter 1

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