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Critical Issues in Qualitative Research Methods

Critical Issues in Qualitative Research Methods

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December 1993 | 401 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The issues of soundness of qualitative research are examined in this book. Contributors discuss how a researcher does qualitative research, considering such questions as: whether one deviates from the developer's protocol and what the ramifications are of such deviation; how students learn to acquire the conceptual skills necessary to conduct qualitative inquiry and how theory `emerges' from the data.

The book discusses group effect in focus groups and describes an observational method using videotaped data. The various schools of phenomenology and their major characteristics of excellence are explained, and the Glasserian and Straussian methods of grounded theory are compared. Issues of ethics and scientific integrity are also raised. Each chapter, dealing with a matter that has not yet been resolved or addressed in the literature, is preceded by a dialogue in which contributors raise questions and comment upon the concept presented.

On Origins  
Janice M Morse
Qualitative Research
Fact or Fantasy?  
On Learning Qualitative Methods  
Katharyn A May
Abstract Knowing
The Case for Magic in Method  
More on Theory  
Janice M Morse
`Emerging from the Data'
The Cognitive Processes of Analysis in Qualitative Inquiry  
The Democracy of Interpretation  
Margarete Sandelowski
The Proof Is in the Pottery
Toward a Poetic for Qualitative Inquiry  
On Qualitatively Derived Intervention  
Janice M Swanson and Linda Chapman
Inside the Black Box
Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Conducting Evaluation Research Using a Qualitative Approach  
Basic Versus Applied Ethnography
Madeleine Leininger
Evaluation Criteria and Critique of Qualitative Research Studies
Good Phenomenology is...  
Marilyn A Ray
The Richness of Phenomenology
Philosophic, Theoretic and Methodologic Concerns  
Clarifying Phenomenological Methods  
Marlene Zichi Cohen and Anna Omery
Schools of Phenomenology
Implications for Research  
On Emic and Etic  
Joyceen S Boyle
Styles of Ethnography
Sorting Out the Styles...  
Majorie A Muecke
On the Evaluation of Ethnographies
More on Muddling Methods  
Phyllis Noerager Stern
Eroding Grounded Theory
Questions About Focus Groups  
Martha Ann Carey
The Group Effect in Focus Groups
Planning, Implementing, and Interpreting Focus Group Research  
Using Videotaped Data  
Joan L Bottorff
Using Videotaped Recordings in Qualitative Research
On Mentoring  
Sally Thorne
Secondary Analysis in Qualitative Research
Issues and Implications  
On Writing It Up  
Melanie Dreher
Qualitative Research Methods From the Reviewer's Perspective
Researcher-Participant Relationships  
Sally Hutchinson and Holly Wilson
Research and Therapeutic Interviews
A Poststructuralist Perspective  
On Being a Stranger in the Field  
Toni Tripp-Reimer et al
Research Teams
Possibilities and Pitfalls in Collaborative Qualitative Research  
The Politics of Writing  
Juliene G Lipson
Ethical Issues in Ethnography
Sloppy Science  
Kathleen A Knafl
Promoting Academic Integrity in Qualitative Research

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