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Qualitative Essentials


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Qualitative Essentials is a books series providing a comprehensive but succinct overview of topics in qualitative inquiry. These books will fill an important niche in qualitative methods for students--and others new to qualitative research--who require rapid but complete perspective on specific methods, strategies, and important topics. Written by leaders in qualitative inquiry, alone or in combination, these books will be an excellent resource for instructors and students from all disciplines.

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Essentials of Accessible Grounded Theory

Essentials of Accessible Grounded Theory

1st Edition

By Phyllis Noerager Stern, Caroline Jane Porr
January 01, 2011

Phyllis Noerager Stern and Caroline Porr provide the most accessible description of grounded theory methods to date in this brief, clear, and useful guide. Based on the foundational work of Barney Glaser, the volume reflects the complexity of conducting grounded theory research-- not something that...

Essentials of Qualitative Inquiry

Essentials of Qualitative Inquiry

1st Edition

By Maria J Mayan
December 19, 2016

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 ...

Naturalistic Observation

Naturalistic Observation

1st Edition

By Michael V Angrosino
May 15, 2007

Observation is one of the foundational methods of qualitative inquiry—but only if it is conducted in a systematic fashion that allows for the careful recording of data and the consistent retrieval of those data for purposes of analysis. To that end, this book features a brief how-to guide to ...

Essentials of Community-based Research

Essentials of Community-based Research

1st Edition

By Vera Caine, Judy Mill
March 02, 2016

Community-based research (CBR) is the most commonly used method for serving community needs and effecting change through authentic, ethical, and meaningful social research. In this brief introduction to CBR, the real-world approach of noted experts Vera Caine and Judy Mill helps novice researchers ...

Essentials of Field Relationships

Essentials of Field Relationships

1st Edition

By Amy Kaler, Melanie Beres
June 15, 2010

Field research can consist of trekking across the globe to study peoples in exotic cultural settings. It can also mean strapping on your running shoes and observing behavior at the local market. Regardless of whether the researcher is “at home” or away, the development of research relationships is ...

Essentials of Publishing Qualitative Research

Essentials of Publishing Qualitative Research

1st Edition

By Mitchell Allen
October 31, 2015

Getting a qualitative article or book published involves more than simply doing the research, writing it up, and sending it off. You also need to know how to navigate the social relations of presenting your work to the journal editor or book publisher—and how to craft your message to them—if you ...

Participatory Visual and Digital Research in Action

Participatory Visual and Digital Research in Action

1st Edition

Edited By Aline Gubrium, Krista Harper, Marty Otañez
July 15, 2015

This collection of original articles, a companion to the authors’ Participatory Visual and Digital Methods, illustrates how innovative visual and digital research techniques are being used in various field projects in health care, environmental policy, urban planning, education and youth ...

Essentials of Dyadic Interviewing

Essentials of Dyadic Interviewing

1st Edition

By David L Morgan
October 31, 2015

Traditional qualitative interviews typically involve a single subject; interviews of dyads rarely appear outside marketing research and family studies. Experienced qualitative researcher David Morgan’s brief guide to dyadic interviewing provides readers with a road map to expand this technique to ...

Essentials of Thinking Ethically in Qualitative Research

Essentials of Thinking Ethically in Qualitative Research

1st Edition

By Will C van den Hoonaard, Deborah K van den Hoonaard
April 15, 2013

Ethical dimensions of qualitative research are constantly emerging and shifting. This volume identifies relevant ethical principles that can guide novice researchers through the research process with the necessary wisdom and insight to shape a project in sound, meaningful, and thoughtful ways. Well...

Essentials of a Qualitative Doctorate

Essentials of a Qualitative Doctorate

1st Edition

By Immy Holloway, Lorraine Brown
October 15, 2012

Have you been working toward a qualitative doctorate without a guide? Immy Holloway and Lorraine Brown are here to help. Breaking down the process step by step, this book gives essential advice on navigating the whole program. You’ll first get some tips on selecting a research topic and writing a ...

Focus Group Research

Focus Group Research

1st Edition

By Martha Ann Carey, Jo-Ellen Asbury
July 31, 2012

This volume provides a thorough introduction to creating and conducting focus group research projects. Carey and Asbury provide background on the history of focus groups then document the best practices in conducting a study using them. They also provide valuable advice on how to conduct a fair ...

Essentials of Qualitative Interviewing

Essentials of Qualitative Interviewing

1st Edition

By Karin Olson
June 15, 2011

Karin Olson’s brief, accessible guide to the principles and practices of qualitative interviewing is a welcome addition for students and novice practitioners in a wide array of fields. Interview is the most common method for gaining information in the social realm, so there are a bewildering array ...

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