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Writing Up Qualitative Research

Third Edition


November 2008 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Writing Up Qualitative Research, Third Edition offers time-tested suggestions on every aspect of the process from beginning to end. In this new edition, author Harry Wolcott continues to focus on the "writing side" of qualitative research, while incorporating new features such as guidelines on how and where to use theory.

This text is ideal as a supplementary text in any upper-level undergraduate or graduate seminar on the research process.

 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR/ ABOUT THE BOOK
 
PREFACE
 
1. On Your Mark . . .
 
2. Get Going
 
3. Keep Going
 
4. Linking Up
 
5. Tightening Up
 
6. Finishing Up
 
7. Getting Published
 
APPENDIX
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

"Throughout, the guidance remains very practical, keeping clearly in sight the goal of actually getting the writing task done. The style is friendly, chatty and humorous, resulting in a guidebook that is accessible and a pleasure to read. I would highly recommend this book to anyone whose work involves writing up qualitative research, not only if you encounter particular struggles, but also if you just appreciate some words of reassurance or encouragement from time to time."

Annie Irvine
University of York

"Wolcott’s advice is highly individual, and much of it involves strategies for finding the techniques for writing and editing that best fit you as a writer. Wolcott explains his points in a friendly and accessible manner, which makes the book feel like a lively conversation with a colleague rather than an academic treatise on writing. Writing Up Qualitative Research is a valuable resource for academic writers at any stage of their careers. Graduate students will find the discussion of breaking out of the prescribed formulas of the dissertation genre very helpful. New academics will enjoy the advice for keeping writing relevant to the audience, as well as the chapters on negotiating the publication process. Even seasoned academic writers will not go away from Wolcott’s book empty-handed, because it contains advice for guiding new writers and graduate students. Writing Up Qualitative Research is an enjoyable, refreshing, and useful monograph, and I know I will be using it for advice and inspiration for years to come."

Nicole St. Germaine-McDaniel
Angelo State University.

"Throughout, the guidance remains very practical, keeping clearly in sight the goal of actually getting the writing task done...I would highly recommend this book to anyone whose work involves writing up qualitative research, not only if you encounter particular struggles, but also if you just appreciate some words of encouragement from time to time."

Annie Irvine
University of York
SRA

"Writing up Qualitative Research has CHIMEcompassion, humor, intelligence, mindfulness of humanity, and empirical evidence. Wolcott's empathic compassion is a major strength."

Sonja Peterson-Lewis
Temple University

"His style is good, down to earth, and easy to understand for both undergraduate and graduate."

Joseph Wronka
Springfield College

"The Wolcott text is much more reader-friendly and writer-friendly. It offer remarkable support for the writing process, compared to traditional texts."

Judy K. C. Bentley
SUNY at Cortland

"The conversational style makes the book inviting and accessible. It is comprehensive, addressing the various aspects of writing ranging from setting up to where to write to get published. It teaches and motivates with being didactic or arrogant."

Pat Maslin-Ostrowski
Florida Atlantic University

Research friendly reading with a wealth of knowledge

Dr Elaine Makas
Education Dept, University Of Michigan-Flint
March 25, 2014

Need text for qualitative methods pilot addressing writing of qualitative research and Wolcott does that very well.

Dr John Goss
Interdiscipline, Shenandoah University
March 10, 2014

This book should assist my doctoral students complete the data analysis for their dissertations.

Dr Antonio Cuyler
Art Education Dept, Florida State University
November 20, 2013
Key features
KEY FEATURES:
  • Offers practical suggestions for preparing an article or book for publication
  • Uses lively examples from the author's more than 40 years of experience
  • Provides suggestions on how to proceed with the mechanics of preparing a manuscript
  • Includes pointers on how to improve or jump-start the writing process
  • Features a most robust and accessible pedagogy

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