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"This is book for all qualitative methodologists. Not just a “how-to” manual but an epistemological exercise in understanding qualitative methods."
"This book fills an important void in the field. The market is crowded with books on techniques and strategies for conducting qualitative research. Saldaña’s volume provides a vital complement by encouraging students to develop the core analytical skills and interpretive frames they need to be truly successful in their research endeavors. He helps students flex and hone the epistemological muscles that are at the center of capable qualitative research."
"The focus of the book is clear and consistent. The writing is superb. It deals with sophisticated ideas in a clear and highly communicative style. It weaves important and relevant scholarship in ways that help the reader grasp the key ideas. It’s one of the best books I have read (and I have read hundreds…). I will recommend it to all my doctoral advisees, as well as to the students in my classes."
"Thinking Qualitatively invites students to think before they act, and offers a rich set of options for qualitative researchers to consider."
"This book brings together key ways of thinking about our work as qualitative researchers. In many ways, it captures the breadth and depth of our work, while calling for us to be ever reflexive about our practices. I see this book as positively informing the work of novice and experienced researchers. It is a much needed addition to the qualitative research community."
Thinking Qualitatively offers many notable strengths for readers looking to discover creative approaches to qualitative inquiry, both including and beyond thinking poetically. Throughout the book, Saldaña provides detailed examples of qualitative reflection on interpersonal communication, paying strong attention to the nuances of these interactions. The exercises he includes at the end of each chapter create space for inquirers’ emotions as well as our thoughts—a unique feature of the text that makes it not only exciting but also deeply affirming.
Such an inspiring book about thinking, in so many modes. An essential book for those who wonder why we think like we do and where do theories come from? Dissertation students of all levels could benefit from this text.
IIt offers a reach set of options for thinking qualitatively. Good ideas and very communicative style.
Comprehensive and informative text.
This book will be particularly useful for the science based trainees who struggle to get to grips with the qualitative data and pulling out the key themes from their data.
Innovative and motivating text that will be very helpful for students conducting research at post graduate level.
Interesting book for introduction in qualitative thinking. It is not sufficient for students to serve as a major handbook, but may serve as an inspiring and philosophical source.