This brief, inexpensive guide introduces students and novices to the key elements of qualitative research methods. Written in a friendly, conversational style, replete with good examples from multiple disciplines, student exercises, and key points to remember, the volume works ideally with other qualitative textbooks to provide a comprehensive overview to qualitative methods for students. Chapters cover the essentials of theory building, research design, methods, data collection and analysis, writing, ethics, rigor and proposal writing.
1. What is Qualitative Inquiry?; 2. Theory and Method; 3. Method; 4. Research Question and Sampling; 5. Data Collection; 6. Data Analysis; 7. Rigor; 8. Proposal Writing; 9. Ethics Boards, Risk and Qualitative Research; 10. Representation, Writing and Reflexivity