The teaching of qualitative research skills in universities is now widespread and the number of institutions offering courses in research methods in education and the social sciences is growing, while professionals in the fields of education, health and the social services are increasingly required to carry out research, evaluation and reviews. Qualitative Research in International Settings will be an invaluable resource for all postgraduates and professionals engaged in research of this kind.
Drawing upon the author's extensive experience of educational research in the Developing World, the book focuses upon working in a variety of cultural and national contexts. It combines the practice and theory of qualitative research by clarifying and communicating the core ideas and principles of this form of research and highlighting specific case studies as models of good practice.
Table of Contents
Part One Frameworks in Qualitative Research 1. Fundamentals of Qualitative Research 2. The International Dimension of Qualitative Research Part Two Designing your research project 3. Getting started – approaches, ideas and frameworks 4. Getting started – designing the study 5. Doing the Fieldwork 6. Analysing the Data 7. Writing Up and Disseminating the Findings Part Three Sources of Support 8. Sources of Support
David Stephens is Professor of International Education at the University of Brighton, and was until recently Professor of International Education at Oslo University College in Norway. For the past 30 years he has lectured and researched in international education in universities in East and West Africa and in the United Kingdom.