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Qualitative Researching

Third Edition


December 2017 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The new Third Edition of this best-selling text guides students and researchers through the process of doing qualitative research, clearly explaining how different theoretical approaches inform what you do in practice. The text bridges the gap between “cookbook” and more abstract approaches to qualitative research, by posing “difficult questions” that researchers should be asking themselves. The book invites researchers to engage in a creative and critical practice in how they draw insights, interpret a range of types of data, and craft knowledge from qualitative research.

A theoretically engaged, grounded approach to qualitative researching, this remains the ideal text to guide students to become thoughtful, creative and effective qualitative researchers.
 
Preface and introduction to the third edition of this book
 
PART I - RESEARCH STRATEGY AND DESIGN
 
Chapter 1 - Intellectual puzzles and research questions
 
Chapter 2 - Choosing methods and planning your approach
 
Chapter 3 - Sampling and selecting in qualitative research
 
Chapter 4 - Ethics
 
PART II - GENERATING DATA
 
Chapter 5 - Qualitative interviewing
 
Chapter 6 - Observing and participating
 
Chapter 7 - Being creative with methods
 
PART III - ANALYSING DATA
 
Chapter 8 - Making sense of qualitative data
 
Chapter 9 - Making convincing argument with qualitative data

Sophisticated and insightful, yet easy to follow, and suitable for all levels.  Make this your core text – you won’t be disappointed.

Takes students though the research process, providing insight and sound advice but never ignores the subtleties of the research process.  An excellent book.

Janet Foster
London School of Economics
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • Covers the full research process, with new material on analyzing and interpreting data and research ethics
  • Engages with exciting new developments in the field through challenging qualitative researchers to be creative with how they research and with what they find
  • Examines the potential of qualitatively-led approaches to mixed methods and their implications for research design, research practice, and the production of convincing arguments

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