Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods

A Guidebook and Resource
Author: Steven J. Taylor,Robert Bogdan,Marjorie DeVault
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118767306
Category: Psychology
Page: 416
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An informative real-world guide to studying the "why" of human behavior Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods is a practical, comprehensive guide to the collection and presentation of qualitative data. Unique in the market, this book describes the entire research process — from design through writing — illustrated by examples of real, complete qualitative work that clearly demonstrates how methods are used in actual practice. This updated fourth edition includes all new case studies, with additional coverage of mixed methods, non-sociological settings, funding, and a sample interview guide. The studies profiled are accompanied by observation field notes, and the text includes additional readings for both students and instructors. More than just theory, this guide is designed to give you a real-world practitioner's view of how qualitative research is handled every step of the way. Many different disciplines rely on qualitative research as a method of inquiry, to gain an in-depth understanding of human behavior and the governing forces behind it. Qualitative research asks "why" and "how," and the data is frequently complex and difficult to measure. This book shows you how to effectively handle qualitative work, regardless of where it's being applied. Understand the strengths and limitations of qualitative data Learn how experts work around common methodological issues Compare actual field notes to the qualitative studies they generated Examine the full range of qualitative methods throughout the research process Whether you're studying sociology, psychology, marketing, or any number of other fields, especially in the social and behavioral sciences, human behavior is the central concern of your work. So what drives human behavior? That's what qualitative research helps to explain. Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods gives you the foundation you need to begin seeking answers.

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology


Author: George Ritzer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119250633
Category: Social Science
Page: 680
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Featuring a collection of original chapters by leading and emerging scholars, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology presents a comprehensive and balanced overview of the major topics and emerging trends in the discipline of sociology today. Features original chapters contributed by an international cast of leading and emerging sociology scholars Represents the most innovative and 'state-of-the-art' thinking about the discipline Includes a general introduction and section introductions with chapters summaries by the editor

Qualitative Research Methods

A Health Focus
Author: Pranee Liamputtong,Douglas Ezzy
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195506105
Category: Medical
Page: 295
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Qualitative Research Methods: A Health Focus is a practical guide to conducting qualitative research, with an emphasis on health-related examples. Methodological issues confronting qualitative researchers are dealt with in general chapters on sampling and rigour, the use of theory, data analysis, and writing research proposals and reports. Established qualitative methods such as in-depth interviewing, focus groups, and ethnography are reviewed alongside chapters on more innovative and complex methods such as narrative methods, memory work, and participatory-action research. Detailed examples of each method are provided to illustrate the research process. It is increasingly being accepted that qualitative methods play an important role in health-related research. This book is a comprehensive and accessible guide to qualitative methods for health care students and health professionals.

A Companion to Qualitative Research


Author: Uwe Flick,Ernst von Kardoff,Ines Steinke
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761973751
Category: Social Science
Page: 432
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A Companion to Qualitative Research draws on the work of an array of leading scholars from Europe, Britain and North America to present a summary of every aspect of the qualitative research process from nuts-and-bolts methods and research styles, to examinations of methodological theory and epistemology. It is one of the few surveys of qualitative research to adopt a genuinely international voice.

American Book Publishing Record


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Qualitative Research

A Practical Guide
Author: John Peter Rothe
Publisher: Rci Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Qualitative research
Page: 179
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Social Research Methods

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches
Author: William Lawrence Neuman
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205193561
Category: Social Science
Page: 560
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Designing and Conducting Gender, Sex, and Health Research


Author: John L. Oliffe,Lorraine Greaves
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452236550
Category: Medical
Page: 280
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This book provides the first resource dedicated to critically examining gender and sex in study designs, methods, and analysis in health research. In order to produce ethical, accurate, and effective research findings it is vital to integrate both sex (biological characteristics) and gender (socially constructed factors) into any health study. This book draws attention to some of the methodological complexities in this enterprise and offers ways to thoughtfully address these by drawing on empirical examples across a range of topics and disciplines.

Systems thinking, systems practice


Author: Peter Checkland
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 330
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Systems Thinking, Systems Practice "Whether by design, accident or merely synchronicity, Checkland appears to have developed a habit of writing seminal publications near the start of each decade which establish the basis and framework for systems methodology research for that decade." Hamish Rennie, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 1992 Thirty years ago Peter Checkland set out to test whether the Systems Engineering (SE) approach, highly successful in technical problems, could be used by managers coping with the unfolding complexities of organizational life. The straightforward transfer of SE to the broader situations of management was not possible, but by insisting on a combination of systems thinking strongly linked to real-world practice Checkland and his collaborators developed an alternative approach - Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) - which enables managers of all kinds and at any level to deal with the subtleties and confusions of the situations they face. This work established the now accepted distinction between 'hard' systems thinking, in which parts of the world are taken to be 'systems' which can be 'engineered', and 'soft' systems thinking in which the focus is on making sure the process of inquiry into real-world complexity is itself a system for learning. Systems Thinking, Systems Practice (1981) and Soft Systems Methodology in Action (1990) together with an earlier paper Towards a Systems-based Methodology for Real-World Problem Solving (1972) have long been recognized as classics in the field. Now Peter Checkland has looked back over the three decades of SSM development, brought the account of it up to date, and reflected on the whole evolutionary process which has produced a mature SSM. SSM: A 30-Year Retrospective, here included with Systems Thinking, Systems Practice closes a chapter on what is undoubtedly the most significant single research programme on the use of systems ideas in problem solving. Now retired from full-time university work, Peter Checkland continues his research as a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Training, Development, and Performance Improvement


Author: Kurt Kraiger,Jonathan Passmore,Nuno Rebelo dos Santos,Sigmar Malvezzi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118744624
Category: Psychology
Page: 552
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The latest Wiley Blackwell Handbook of OrganizationalPsychology uses a psychological perspective, and a uniquelyglobal focus, to review the latest literature and research in theinterconnected fields of training, development, and performanceappraisal. Maintains a truly global focus on the field with topinternational contributors exploring research and practice fromaround the world Offers researchers and professionals essential information forbuilding a talented organization, a critical and challenging taskfor organizational success in the 21st century Covers a diverse range of topics, including needs analysis, jobdesign, active learning, self-regulation, simulation approaches,360-degree feedback, and virtual learning environments

Research Methods for Business Students


Author: Mark Saunders,Philip Lewis,Adrian Thornhill
Publisher: Financial Times Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780273658047
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 504
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Research Methods for Business Students (3rd edition) Mark NK Saunders, Oxford Brookes University Business School Philip Lewis, Gloucestershire Business School, University of Gloucestershire Adrian Thornhill, Gloucestershire Business School, University of Gloucestershire This revised and fully-updated edition continues to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and necessary skills to complete a piece of business research. The content is academically rigorous with an engaging and accessible style. Written in a manner which greatly facilitates self-study, the reader is taken step-by-step through the research process, while numerous worked examples, real-life case studies and student activities bring to life the realities of undertaking business research. " New features: "" " " Discussion of a range of web based approaches for collecting data Internet addresses for selected on-line Government datasets from throughout the world Advice on undertaking research in international settings Section on presenting research findings orally New case studies with discussion questions Additional international worked examples and diagrams Enhanced Website with separate student and lecturer sections Extensive glossary with over 300 definitions of key terms " Classic features: " The best selling Business and Management research methods text book Application of appropriate information technology as an integral part of the text Wide variety of worked examples from across business and management Self check questions with answers for each chapter Help with progressing the student's researchproject Research Methods for Business Students is suitable for final year undergraduate and masters students.

Research Methods in Second Language Acquisition

A Practical Guide
Author: Alison Mackey,Susan M. Gass
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444347322
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 272
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Research Methods in Second Language Acquisition: A Practical Guideis an informative guide to research design and methodology for graduate students and scholars. Each chapter of this volume offers background, step-by-step guidance, and relevant studies to create comprehensive coverage of each method. Includes chapters by expert scholars on an array of topics, including second language writing and reading, meta-analyses, research replication, qualitative data collection and analysis, and more Includes feature boxes in each chapter highlighting relevant research studies, discussion questions and suggested further readings Utilizes research methods and tools from varied fields of study including education, linguistics, psychology, and sociology

Grounded theory

Strategien qualitativer Forschung
Author: Barney G. Glaser,Anselm L. Strauss,Axel T. Paul
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783456849065
Category:
Page: 278
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Der Klassiker über den qualitativen Forschungsansatz der "Grounded Theory", geschrieben von den Entwicklern dieser Methode "Obwohl unser Buch sich in erster Linie an Soziologen richtet, glauben wir, dass es jedem nutzen kann, der daran interessiert ist, soziale Phänomene zu untersuchen politischer, pädagogischer, wirtschaftlicher, industrieller oder welcher Art auch immer." In der Tat ist "Grounded Theory" quer durch die wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen zum Standardbegriff der qualitativen Sozialforschung ge - worden. Die inzwischen zum Klassiker avancierte Arbeit von Glaser und Strauss eröffnet eine lehrbare und auch lernbare Forschungsstrategie. Das Konzept bietet eine Antwort auf das Problem, die oft schmerzlich empfundene Lücke zwischen empirischer Forschung und Theorie zu schliessen.

Urban Social Theory

City, Self, and Society
Author: Michael Bounds
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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Provides a comprehensive coverage of urban social theory within the history of social thought and addresses many of the contemporary debates.

Qualitative data analysis

an expanded sourcebook
Author: Matthew B. Miles,A. M. Huberman
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 338
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The latest edition of this best-selling textbook by Miles and Huberman not only is considerably expanded in content, but is now available in paperback. Bringing the art of qualitative analysis up-to-date, this edition adds hundreds of new techniques, ideas and references developed in the past decade. The increase in the use of computers in qualitative analysis is also reflected in this volume. There is an extensive appendix on criteria to choose from among the currently available analysis packages. Through examples from a host of social science and professional disciplines, Qualitative Data Analysis remains the most comprehensive and complete treatment of this topic currently available to scholars and applied researchers.

Research Methods in Psychology


Author: Glynis M Breakwell,Sean Hammond,Chris Fife-Schaw
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Psychology
Page: 464
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Research Methods in Psychology, Second Edition is an expanded and updated new edition of this best-selling textbook. It presents a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the key research methods, both qualitative and quantitative, employed in psychology and across the social sciences. Four entirely new chapters are presented (Research with Special Groups, Cross-Cultural Research, Content Analysis, and Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling) and all other chapters have been thoroughly revised and brought up-to-date. As with the first edition, the book is organized into four coherent sections: The book is illustrated throughout with examples from current research and combines step-by-step advice, exercises and lists of further reading. Written in a lively style, this text should be essential reading for all methods courses in psychology, nursing, health studies, education, organization studies and others that draw on the array of research techniques available in psychology.

Christianity and the New Social Order

A Manifesto for a Fairer Society
Author: John Atherton
Publisher: SPCK
ISBN: 0281067716
Category: Religion
Page: 160
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Is Britain a broken society? Written in accessible language that speaks directly into church, public sphere and also academy it enters the current political, economic and social policy/civil society debates concerning the values and directions of British society. It covers religion and the public square, wellbeing and happiness in the public square, the new economics, faiths and social welfare, a new political manifesto.

Social Policy and Discourse Analysis

Policy Change in Public Housing
Author: Greg Marston
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754638896
Category: Political Science
Page: 148
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Government policy on public housing in Australia.

American Book Publishing Record

BPR cumulative
Author: Bowker Staff
Publisher: R. R. Bowker
ISBN: 9780835240857
Category: Reference
Page: 17426
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Interactionism

an essay in sociological amnesia
Author: Paul Atkinson,William Housley
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: N.A
Category: Psychology
Page: 202
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'Atkinson and Housley have produced a book that is a very competent, interesting and useful addition to other work in the field. Its distinctive contribution for me, lies in the exploration of the relationship between, and developments within interactionist sociologies' - Sociology What is symbolic interactionism? This refreshing and authoritative book provides readers with: · A guide to the essential thinking, research and concepts in interactionism · A demonstration of the use of the interactionist approach · An explaination of why the interactionist influence has not been fully acknowledged in Britain. The authors argue that few sociologists in Britain have identified themselves with symbolic interactionism, even though many have engaged with interactionist ideas in their research and methodological work. We are all interactionists now, in the sense that many of the key ideas of interactionism have become part of the mainstream of sociological thought. Currently fashionable approaches to sociology display a kind of collective amnesia. A good deal of today's ideas that are presented as 'novel' or 'innovative' only appear so because earlier contributions - interactionism among them - are not explicitly acknowledged.