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.

  • Essentials of Qualitative Inquiry book cover

    Essentials of Qualitative Inquiry

    By Maria J Mayan

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-12-19
    Routledge
    Qualitative Essentials

  • Essentials of Qualitatively-Driven Mixed-Method Designs book cover

    Essentials of Qualitatively-Driven Mixed-Method Designs

    By Janice M. Morse

    In a mixed-method tradition that privileges the quantitative, leading qualitative researcher Janice Morse breaks new ground by arguing the importance of research designs for which the primary component is qualitative, and contains either a quantitative or a qualitative supplemental strategy. Using…

    Paperback – 2016-07-27
    Routledge
    Qualitative Essentials

  • Essentials of Community-based Research book cover

    Essentials of Community-based Research

    By Vera Caine, Judy Mill

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-03-02
    Routledge
    Qualitative Essentials

  • Essentials of Publishing Qualitative Research book cover

    Essentials of Publishing Qualitative Research

    By Mitchell Allen

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-10-31
    Routledge
    Qualitative Essentials

  • Essentials of Dyadic Interviewing book cover

    Essentials of Dyadic Interviewing

    By David L Morgan

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-10-31
    Routledge
    Qualitative Essentials

  • Participatory Visual and Digital Research in Action book cover

    Participatory Visual and Digital Research in Action

    Edited by Aline Gubrium, Krista Harper, Marty Otañez

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-07-15
    Routledge
    Qualitative Essentials

  • Essentials of Thinking Ethically in Qualitative Research book cover

    Essentials of Thinking Ethically in Qualitative Research

    By Will C van den Hoonaard, Deborah K van den Hoonaard

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-04-15
    Routledge
    Qualitative Essentials

  • Essentials of a Qualitative Doctorate book cover

    Essentials of a Qualitative Doctorate

    By Immy Holloway, Lorraine Brown

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-10-15
    Routledge
    Qualitative Essentials

  • Focus Group Research book cover

    Focus Group Research

    By Martha Ann Carey, Jo-Ellen Asbury

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-07-31
    Routledge
    Qualitative Essentials

  • Essentials of Focus Groups book cover

    Essentials of Focus Groups

    By Martha Ann Carey, Jo-Ellen Asbury

    Focus groups are prevalent in market research, health studies, and social sciences research—but how much do you really know about the process? In this volume, Carey and Asbury provide a thorough introduction to developing, implementing, and analyzing focus groups in your own research projects. The…

    Hardback – 2012-01-15
    Routledge
    Qualitative Essentials

  • Essentials of Transdisciplinary Research: Using Problem-Centered Methodologies book cover

    Essentials of Transdisciplinary Research

    Using Problem-Centered Methodologies

    By Patricia Leavy

    Transdisciplinary research is issue-driven, addressing contemporary social questions from a range of critical theoretical perspectives unhampered by the theoretical and methodological restrictions of traditional disciplinary boundaries. In this brief, informative guide, Patricia Leavy shows how a…

    Paperback – 2011-09-15
    Routledge
    Qualitative Essentials

  • Essentials of Qualitative Interviewing book cover

    Essentials of Qualitative Interviewing

    By Karin Olson

    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…

    Paperback – 2011-06-15
    Routledge
    Qualitative Essentials

  • Essentials of Accessible Grounded Theory book cover

    Essentials of Accessible Grounded Theory

    By Phyllis Noerager Stern, Caroline Jane Porr

    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…

    Paperback – 2011-01-01
    Routledge
    Qualitative Essentials

  • Essentials of Field Relationships book cover

    Essentials of Field Relationships

    By Amy Kaler, Melanie Beres

    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…

    Paperback – 2010-06-15
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    Qualitative Essentials

  • Naturalistic Observation book cover

    Naturalistic Observation

    By Michael V Angrosino

    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…

    Paperback – 2007-05-15
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    Qualitative Essentials