In this book, Hackett introduces the traditional usage of the mapping sentence within quantitative research, reviews its philosophical underpinnings, and proposes the "declarative mapping sentence" as an instrument and approach to qualitative scholarship.
With a helpful glossary and a range of illustrative tables, Hackett takes the reader through a straightforward introduction to mapping sentences and their construction, before discussing declarative mapping sentences and possible future research directions. This innovative direction for social research provides a flexible structure for research domain, and it allows qualitative research results to be uniformly sorted.
Declarative Mapping Sentences in Qualitative Research will be essential reading for researchers, academics, and postgraduate students in the fields of qualitative psychology and psychological methods, as well as philosophical psychology and social science research methods.
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tables
1. Introduction to Mapping Sentences
2. Constructing a Mapping Sentence
3. Declarative Mapping Sentences
4. Conclusion and Future Research
Paul M. W. Hackett is a professor of ethnography and research methods at Emerson College, U.S.A. He is also a visiting professor in health research methods at the University of Suffolk, and visiting scholar at the Royal Anthropological Institute, London, UK.