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An Introduction to Qualitative Research
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An Introduction to Qualitative Research

Sixth Edition
  • Uwe Flick - Freie Universtität Berlin, Germany
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December 2018 | 696 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The definitive guide to the full qualitative research process, from design to dissemination, this is everything you need to understand how good quality research is produced, and how to use and enrich your own work with it.

New to this edition:

-       A new structure follows the research process step-by-step

-        Brand new chapter on digital methods and social media data explores cutting-edge research

-        Multi-disciplinary case studies give you real research examples whatever your subject

-        Focused reading exercises help you explore the literature and build a better bibliography

-        Integrated online resources, to master the key concepts, discover real research and track your progress

 An Introduction to Qualitative Research has everything a social science student needs to understand and explore the richness of qualitative research.

 
 
PART 1 FOUNDATIONS OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
 
Chapter 1 Why and how to do qualitative research
 
Chapter 2 The qualitative-quantitative distinction
 
Chapter 3 Theoretical frameworks
 
Chapter 4 Methods and data in qualitative research
 
Chapter 5 Texts as data in qualitative research
 
PART 2 RESEARCH DESIGN
 
Chapter 6 Formulating a research question
 
Chapter 7 Choosing and constructing the research design
 
Chapter 8 Planning the process in qualitative research
 
Chapter 9 Ethics of doing qualitative research
 
Chapter 10 Using the existing literature
 
Chapter 11 Entering the field
 
Chapter 12 Sampling
 
Chapter 13 Extending qualitative designs with triangulation
 
PART 3 VERBAL DATA
 
Chapter 14 Collecting verbal data
 
Chapter 15 Doing interviews
 
Chapter 16 Doing focus groups
 
Chapter 17 Using narrative data
 
PART 4 DATA BEYOND TALK
 
Chapter 18 Collecting data beyond talk
 
Chapter 19 Observation and ethnography
 
Chapter 20 Visual data: photography, film and video
 
Chapter 21 Using documents as data
 
Chapter 22 Digital and social media research
 
PART 5 QUALITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS
 
Chapter 23 Analyzing qualitative data
 
Chapter 24 Transcription and data management
 
Chapter 25 Grounded theory coding
 
Chapter 26 Thematic coding and content analysis
 
Chapter 27 Using naturally occurring data: conversation, discourse and hermeneutic analysis
 
Chapter 28 Using software in qualitative data analysis
 
PART 6 GROUNDING, WRITING AND OUTLOOK
 
Chapter 29 Quality of qualitative research: criteria and beyond
 
Chapter 30 Writing qualitative research
 
Chapter 31 State of the art and the future

This sixth edition offers a comprehensive yet accessible guide for understanding, designing and successfully carrying out qualitative research. Its combination of insights into different research traditions, practical advice and real-world examples make it a valuable resource for both beginners and experienced qualitative researchers.

Chris Möller
Research assistant, School of Human & Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield

The book is a very comprehensive guide for qualitative researchers that covers different methodologies used in information systems research. It provides useful instructions and tips for all stages of a qualitative study, and also helps novices and experts avoid pitfalls when doing qualitative inquiry.

Sabine Matook
Associate Professor in Information Systems, University of Queensland

This 6th edition of “Introduction to Qualitative Research” comprises most recent developments in qualitative social research and navigates the reader through the entire research process from initial planning to dissemination. With the integration of interactive digital elements, it makes it a highly attractive resource for both students and teachers.

Carolin Demuth
Associate Professor, Dept. Communication & Psychology, Aalborg University

With the 6th edition, the increased focus on practical implementation fosters a step-by-step guide for new researchers in qualitative research.  Furthermore, the digital extension provides novices with an opportunity to work with the comprehensive body of knowledge, making this edition highly recommendable for students.

Tania B. Leer
Former student and current cand.psych, Dept. Communication & Psychology, Aalborg University

Informative and accessible

Dr Zoey Spendlove
Academic Div. of Midwifery (City Hospital), Nottingham University
July 24, 2019

This is a comprehensive introduction to qualitative research. There is a clear rationale for the given approaches to research with well constructed exercises designed to consolidate learning. The subjects are covered at sufficient depth for master's level research.

Dr mary Glover
Department of Psychology and Counselling, Newman University
May 7, 2019

I use this within my research team to introduce researchers more familiar with quantitative methods to qualitiative research when required. As well as recommending it to PhD students.

Dr Matthew Watkins
Product Design, Nottingham Trent University
May 3, 2019

Good overall summary of main features of qualitative research. Accessible and helpful

Mr Robin Sen
Department of Sociological Studies, Sheffield University
May 1, 2019

This textbook has had a really useful makeover from its previous edition and continues to offer aspects of theory in a clear and succinct way. Useful for a range of students but particularly undergraduate and masters level.

Dr Simone Coetzee
Department of Health & Human Sciences, Essex University
May 1, 2019

Good overview for students starting research.

Mr Bernard Pennington
School of Human and Health Sciences, Huddersfield University
May 1, 2019

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