Qualitative Research Practice

Qualitative Research Practice
Author: Jane Ritchie,Jane Lewis,Carol McNaughton Nicholls,Rachel Ormston
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2013-11-19
ISBN: 1446293513
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Qualitative Research Practice Book Excerpt:

Why use qualitative methods? What kinds of questions can qualitative methods help you answer? How do you actually do rigorous and reflective qualitative research in the real world? Written by a team of leading researchers associated with NatCen Social Research (the National Centre for Social Research) this textbook leads students and researchers through the entire process of qualitative research from beginning to end - moving through design, sampling, data collection, analysis and reporting. In this fully revised second edition you will find: A practical account of how to carry out qualitative research which recognises a range of current approaches and applications A brand new chapter on ethics A brand new chapter on observational research Updated advice on using software when analysing your qualitative data New case studies which illustrate issues you may encounter and how problems have been tackled by other researchers. This book is an ideal guide for students, practitioners and researchers faced with the challenges of doing qualitative research in both applied and academic settings in messy real-life contexts. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

Qualitative Research Practice

Qualitative Research Practice
Author: Jane Ritchie,Jane Lewis
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2003-02-18
ISBN: 9780761971108
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Qualitative Research Practice Book Excerpt:

Providing a clear and accessible account of the qualitative research process, this book discusses the different forms and uses of qualitative research, the design, data collection, analysis and reporting.

Qualitative Research Practice

Qualitative Research Practice
Author: Clive Seale,Giampietro Gobo,Jaber F Gubrium,David Silverman
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 553
Release: 2004-01-18
ISBN: 1446275736
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Qualitative Research Practice Book Excerpt:

`This comprehensive collection of almost 40 chapters - each written by a leading expert in the field - is the essential reference for anyone undertaking or studying qualitative research. It covers a diversity of methods and a variety of perspectives and is a very practical and informative guide for newcomers and experienced researchers alike′ - John Scott, University of Essex `The best ways in which to understand the issues and processes informing qualitative research is to learn from the accounts of its leading practitioners. Here they come together in what is a distinctive and wide-ranging collection that will appeal to postgraduates and social researchers in general′ - Tim May, University of Salford `This excellent guide engages in a dialogue with a wide range of expert qualitative researchers, each of whom considers their own practice in an illuminating and challenging way. Overall, the book constitutes an authoritative survey of current methods of qualitative research data collection and analysis′ - Nigel Gilbert, University of Surrey Learning to do good qualitative research occurs most fortuitously by seeing what researchers actually do in particular projects and by incorporating their procedures and strategies into one′s own research practice. This is one of the most powerful and pragmatic ways of bringing to bear the range of qualitative methodological perspectives available. The chapters in this important new volume are written by leading, internationally distinguished qualitative researchers who recount and reflect on their own research experiences as well as others, past and present, from whom they have learned. It demonstrates the benefits of using particular methods from the viewpoint of real-life experience. From the outside, good research seems to be produced through practitioners learning and following standard theoretical, empirical and procedural formats. But from the inside we learn that qualitative research (like other forms of scientific endeavour) is also a biographical engagement, rendering its scholarly and practical contributions in its own terms. Standards take on practical meaning as the distinct activities of qualitative research resonate throughout the enterprise, complicating its accountability to itself and to others. In an authoritative yet accessible manner, Qualitative Research Practice reveals the special features of this engagement, teaching us that qualitative research is as much a craft and practice as it is a way of knowing. Presenting a comprehensive examination of contemporary and traditional varieties of qualitative research practice, Qualitative Research Practice will be an invaluable resource for advanced students and researchers in any discipline. It is an essential and definitive guide to the major forms of qualitative methods in use today, written by leaders in the relevant fields of research practice.

Doing Qualitative Research Online

Doing Qualitative Research Online
Author: Janet E. Salmons
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-11-30
ISBN: 1473934192
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doing Qualitative Research Online Book Excerpt:

Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy Qualitative researchers can now connect with participants online to collect deep, rich data and generate new understandings of contemporary research phenomena. Doing Qualitative Research Online gives students and researchers the practical and scholarly foundations needed to gain digital research literacies essential for designing and conducting studies based on qualitative data collected online. The book will take a broad view of methodologies, methods and ethics, covering: Ethical issues in research design and ethical relationships with participants Designing online qualitative studies Collecting qualitative data online through interviews, observations, participatory and arts-based research and a wide range of posts and documents. Analyzing data and reporting findings Written by a scholar-practitioner in e-learning and online academia with 15 years’ experience, this book will help all those new to online research by providing a range of examples and illustrations from published research. The text and accompanying materials will offer discussion and assignment ideas for ease of adoption.

Analyzing Qualitative Data

Analyzing Qualitative Data
Author: Graham R Gibbs
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN: 1526426137
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analyzing Qualitative Data Book Excerpt:

This book offers students and researchers a hands-on guide to the practicalities of coding, comparing data, and using computer-assisted qualitative data analysis.

Handbook of Emergent Methods

Handbook of Emergent Methods
Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber,Patricia Leavy
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 753
Release: 2010-11-03
ISBN: 1609181468
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Emergent Methods Book Excerpt:

Social researchers increasinly find themselves looking beyond conventional methods to address complex research questions. The Handbook of Emergent Methods is the first book to comprehensively examine emergent qualitative and quantitative theories and methods across the social and behavioral sciences. Providing scholars and students with a way to retool their research choices, the volume presents cutting-edge approaches to data collection, analysis, and representation. Leading researchers describe alternative uses of traditionnal quantitative and qualitative tools, innovative hybrid or mixed methods; and new techniques facilitated by technological advances. Consistently formatted chapters explore the strengths and limitations of each method for studying different types of research questions and offer practical, in-depth examples.

Handbook of Research Methods on Social Entrepreneurship

Handbook of Research Methods on Social Entrepreneurship
Author: R. Seymour
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 1781001057
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research Methods on Social Entrepreneurship Book Excerpt:

Defining 'social entrepreneurship' has in the past proved problematic, and debate continues concerning what it does and does not entail and encompass. This unique book frames the debates surrounding the phenomenon and argues that many of the difficulties relating to the study of social entrepreneurship are rooted in methodological issues. Highlighting these issues, the book sets out ideas and implications for researchers using alternative methodologies. Contributors expertly present practical guides for researchers, setting out appropriate strategies and methods that can be adopted to explore and understand social entrepreneurship. Chapters deal with research strategies such as storytelling, action research and the case study, as well as the methods appropriate for understanding discourse, large data sets, and networks. The book also explores some challenges for researchers, and will be of particular interest to early career researchers or researchers first approaching the field.

Qualitative Methods for Family Studies and Human Development

Qualitative Methods for Family Studies and Human Development
Author: Kerry J. Daly
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2007-02-15
ISBN: 1452213240
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Qualitative Methods for Family Studies and Human Development Book Excerpt:

Qualitative Methods for Family Studies and Human Development serves as a step-by-step, interdisciplinary, qualitative methods text for those working in the areas of family studies, human development, family therapy, and family social work. Providing a systematic outline for carrying out qualitative projects from start to finish, author Kerry J. Daly uniquely combines epistemology, theory, and methodology into a comprehensive package illustrated specifically with examples from family relations and human development research.

EJBRM Volume 9 Issue 1

EJBRM Volume 9 Issue 1
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Conferences Limited
Total Pages: 87
Release: 2023
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EJBRM Volume 9 Issue 1 Book Excerpt:

Qualitative Methods for Health Economics

Qualitative Methods for Health Economics
Author: Joanna Coast
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-07-10
ISBN: 1783485639
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Qualitative Methods for Health Economics Book Excerpt:

The first text to examine the use of qualitative research methods in health economics. It introduces students to the methods and demonstrates their application in case studies.

Focus Groups for the Social Science Researcher

Focus Groups for the Social Science Researcher
Author: Jennifer Cyr
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2019-03-28
ISBN: 1107189160
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Focus Groups for the Social Science Researcher Book Excerpt:

In highlighting the unique features of focus groups, Cyr explains how they can help social science researchers effectively answer certain research questions.

Research evaluation for busy students and practitioners 2e

Research   evaluation for busy students and practitioners 2e
Author: Kara, Helen
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-04-26
ISBN: 1447338421
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research evaluation for busy students and practitioners 2e Book Excerpt:

Research doesn't exist in a bubble but co-exists with a multitude of other tasks and commitments, yet there is more need for people to save time than ever before. Brilliantly attuned to the demands placed on researchers, this book considers how students, academics and professionals alike can save time and stress without compromising the quality of their research or its outcomes. Including a new foreword by Patrick Sturgis, Director of UK National Centre for Research Methods, this second edition is fully revised. It provides a new chapter on methodologies covering a range of approaches, and a wealth of updated practical information. Each chapter concludes with annotated further readings and the volume is accompanied by a fully revised and updated companion website. This supportive book is designed for any student or practitioner who wants to know how to do research on top of their main job and still have a life.

Handbook of Research on Connecting Research Methods for Information Science Research

Handbook of Research on Connecting Research Methods for Information Science Research
Author: Ngulube, Patrick
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 639
Release: 2019-12-13
ISBN: 1799814726
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Connecting Research Methods for Information Science Research Book Excerpt:

In today’s globalized world, viable and reliable research is fundamental for the development of information. Innovative methods of research have begun to shed light on notable issues and concerns that affect the advancement of knowledge within information science. Building on previous literature and exploring these new research techniques are necessary to understand the future of information and knowledge. The Handbook of Research on Connecting Research Methods for Information Science Research is a collection of innovative research on the methods and application of study methods within library and information science. While highlighting topics including data management, philosophical foundations, and quantitative methodology, this book is ideally designed for librarians, information science professionals, policymakers, advanced-level students, researchers, and academicians seeking current research on transformative methods of research within information science.

The Oxford Handbook Public Accountability

The Oxford Handbook Public Accountability
Author: Mark Bovens,Robert E. Goodin,Thomas Schillemans
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 737
Release: 2014-04
ISBN: 0199641250
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook Public Accountability Book Excerpt:

Drawing on the best scholars in the field from around the world, this handbook showcases conceptual and normative as well as the empirical approaches in public accountability studies.

Using Software in Qualitative Research

Using Software in Qualitative Research
Author: Christina Silver,Ann Lewins
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-05-01
ISBN: 1473905222
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using Software in Qualitative Research Book Excerpt:

Using Software in Qualitative Research is an essential introduction to the practice and principles of Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis (CAQDAS). The book will help you to choose the most appropriate package for your needs and get the most out of the software once you are using it. This book considers a wide range of tasks and processes in the data management and analysis process, and shows how software can help you at each stage. In the new edition, the authors present three case studies with different forms of data (text, video and mixed data) and show how each step in the analysis process for each project could be supported by software. The new edition is accompanied by an extensive companion website with step-by-step instructions produced by the software developers themselves. Software programmes covered in second edition include the latest versions of: ATLAS.ti DEDOOSE HyperRESEARCH MAXQDA NVivo QDA Miner TRANSANA Ann Lewins and Christina Silver are leading experts in the field of CAQDAS and have trained thousands of students and researchers in using software. Reading this book is like having Ann and Christina at your shoulder as you analyse your data!

The Research Interview

The Research Interview
Author: S. Mann
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2016-04-29
ISBN: 1137353368
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Research Interview Book Excerpt:

Research and Qualitative Interviews brings into focus the decisions that the interviewer faces by taking a data-led approach in order to open up choices and decisions in the process of planning for, managing, analysing and representing interviews. The chapters concentrate on the real-time, moment-by-moment nature of interview management and interaction. A key feature of the book is the inclusion of reflexive vignettes that foreground the voices and experience of qualitative researchers (both novices and more expert practitioners). The vignettes demonstrate the importance of reflecting on and learning from interactional experience. In addition, the book provides an overview of different types of interviews, commenting on the orientation and make-up of each type. Overall, this book encourages reflective thinking about the use of research interviews. It distinguishes between reflection, reflective practice and reflexivity. All the chapters focus on recurring choices, dilemmas and puzzles; offering advice in opening out and engaging with these aspects of the research interview.

Tourism in China

Tourism in China
Author: David Airey,King Chong
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2011-04-20
ISBN: 1136749578
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tourism in China Book Excerpt:

Tourism in China has grown rapidly since the country started implementing its open-door policy in 1978. Tourism development is now an essential agenda item for the Chinese government's plan for economic & social growth. Policy and policy-making for tourism therefore provides the essential background to understand tourism development in China. This is the first book to set the development of tourism in China since 1949 in its policy context. Underpinned by a strong conceptual framework, this systematic study of China contributes to an in-depth understanding of how public policy-making for tourism works and how it affects the development of tourism in the real world. The text explores tourism policy during three distinct leadership periods since creation of the People’s Republic of China in 1949: Mao Zedong (1949-1978); Deng Xiaoping (1978-1997) and the Collective Leadership Era (1997-the present). The attitudes and values of leaders and central government agencies towards tourism are considered, as well as the interactions of ideological orthodoxies, socio-economic conditions and institutions in their influence on national policy-making and tourism development. A separate chapter is devoted to policy-making in China’s two Special Administrative Regions, Hong Kong and Macau, as well as Taiwan due to its political separation from the Mainland, and Tibet, given its distinctive characteristics. Drawing on China’s experience over sixty years the book concludes with both theoretical and practical implications for tourism policy-making. This timely volume offers important insights into China’s Tourism as well as contributing to a wider pattern of debates about the respective roles of government policy and the market in the past and future. The material draws on exclusive in-depth interviews with key informants in China and on government documents and official sources not generally available in the international literature. This will be of interest to higher level students, academics & researchers within Tourism, Policy studies, Politics, Geography and China Studies.

Changing Gay Male Identities

Changing Gay Male Identities
Author: Andrew J. Cooper
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2013-04-12
ISBN: 1136163794
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Changing Gay Male Identities Book Excerpt:

As the world changes, so sexual identities are changing. In a context of globalisation, mass communication and technological advances, individuals find themselves able to make lifestyle choices in new and different ways. In this increasingly confusing world, sociologists have argued that identities are in flux, and that traditional patterns of identity and intimacy are being disrupted and reshaped, with all the implications for sexual identities that this suggests. Changing Gay Male Identities draws on the powerful life stories of twenty-one gay men to explore how individuals construct and maintain their sense of self in contemporary society. The book draws upon theoretical debates on topics such as gender, performance, sex, class, camp, race and ethnicity, to explore four aspects of identity: the role of the body in who we are relationships and communities performing in everyday life reconciling different aspects of our selves (such as religion and sexuality). In Changing Gay Male Identities Andrew Cooper assesses the magnitude of these social and sexual changes. He argues that although there are many opportunities for new forms of identity in a changing world, the possibilities can be significantly constrained, and that this has major implications for the freedoms and choices of individuals in contemporary societies. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology, sexuality studies, gender studies, and GLBTQ studies.

Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation

Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation
Author: Linda Dale Bloomberg,Marie Volpe
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 457
Release: 2018-10-17
ISBN: 1544336535
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation Book Excerpt:

Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation offers comprehensive step-by-step guidance and practical tools for navigating the personal and professional challenges that can arise during the qualitative dissertation journey. Authors Linda Dale Bloomberg and Maria Volpe skillfully blend the conceptual, theoretical, and practical, empowering readers to successfully master both the content and the process of their qualitative dissertations. The Fourth Edition has been thoroughly updated to respond to developments in the field, allowing the book to have wider application for dissertation work within the evolving world of qualitative inquiry. Included in this edition is a new chapter titled “Achieving Alignment Throughout Your Dissertation,” a greater focus on how all qualitative traditions can encompass activist research and social justice inquiry, and enhanced coverage on the role of the researcher, emphasizing the importance of reflexivity and approaching research critically.

Advances in Questionnaire Design Development Evaluation and Testing

Advances in Questionnaire Design  Development  Evaluation and Testing
Author: Paul C. Beatty,Debbie Collins,Lyn Kaye,Jose-Luis Padilla,Gordon B. Willis,Amanda Wilmot
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2019-10-24
ISBN: 1119263646
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Questionnaire Design Development Evaluation and Testing Book Excerpt:

A new and updated definitive resource for survey questionnaire testing and evaluation Building on the success of the first Questionnaire Development, Evaluation, and Testing (QDET) conference in 2002, this book brings together leading papers from the Second International Conference on Questionnaire Design, Development, Evaluation, and Testing (QDET2) held in 2016. The volume assesses the current state of the art and science of QDET; examines the importance of methodological attention to the questionnaire in the present world of information collection; and ponders how the QDET field can anticipate new trends and directions as information needs and data collection methods continue to evolve. Featuring contributions from international experts in survey methodology, Advances in Questionnaire Design, Development, Evaluation and Testing includes latest insights on question characteristics, usability testing, web probing, and other pretesting approaches, as well as: Recent developments in the design and evaluation of digital and self-administered surveys Strategies for comparing and combining questionnaire evaluation methods Approaches for cross-cultural and cross-national questionnaire development New data sources and methodological innovations during the last 15 years Case studies and practical applications Advances in Questionnaire Design, Development, Evaluation and Testing serves as a forum to prepare researchers to meet the next generation of challenges, making it an excellent resource for researchers and practitioners in government, academia, and the private sector.