You are here

Qualitative Research
Share

Qualitative Research

Four Volume Set
Edited by:


August 1999 | 1 712 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Qualitative Research brings together all of the major topics and issues in qualitative research in this major work which assembles the best published material in this field. Collectively, the contributions: give a panoramic view of qualitative research today; reflect the international and interdisciplinary character of qualitative research; document the essential issues in qualitative research; and demonstrate the relations between different research traditions.

Each of the four volumes carry an 8-10,000 word introduction which places the examination of qualitative research issues in the appropriate historical and intellectual context.

Volume 1 covers the fundamental issues about qualitative research, including epistemological ones. A wide range of case-studies are included.

Volume 2 covers the different methods with which qualitative research is associated.

Volume 3 deals with the analysis and interpretation of qualitative data, as well as with writing up the results of research.

Volume 4 contains selections relating to a wide range of specific issues in qualitative research in the appropriate historical and intellectual context.

 
VOLUME ONE: FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES IN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
 
PART ONE: PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES
Max Weber
The Fundamental Concepts of Sociology
Herbert Blumer
What Is Wrong with Social Theory?
 
PART TWO: RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
Alan Bryman
The Debate about Quantitative and Qualitative Research
Martyn Hammersley
Deconstructing the Qualitative-Quantitative Divide
Robert G Carlson et al
Attitudes toward Needle `Sharing' among Injection Drug Users
Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods  
 
PART THREE: DEFINING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
Silvia Gherardi and Barry Turner
Real Men Don't Collect Soft Data
Jaber F Gubrium and James A Holstein
Method Talk
 
PART FOUR: RESEARCH DESIGN
Kathleen M Eisenhardt
Building Theories from Case Study Research
Jennifer Platt
What Can Case Studies Do?
J Clyde Mitchell
Case and Situation Analysis
 
PART FIVE: THE RESEARCH PROCESS
Lawrence Stenhouse
Library Access, Library Use and User Education in Academic Sixth Forms
An Autobiographical Account  
Robert G Burgess
Scholarship and Sponsored Research
Contradiction, Continuum or Complementary Activity  
Julius A Roth
Hired Hand Research
 
PART SIX: GAINING RESEARCH ACCESS
Donald Roy
The Study of Southern Labor Unions Organizing Campaigns
John Van Maanen
Playing Back the Tape
Early Days in the Field  
 
PART SEVEN: SAMPLING
Janet Finch and Jennifer Mason
Decision Taking in the Fieldwork Process
Theoretical Sampling and Collaborative Working  
Leonard Schatzman and Anselm L Strauss
Strategy for Getting Organized
 
PART EIGHT: USING INFORMANTS
Robert G Burgess
In the Company of Teachers
Key Informants and the Study of a Comprehensive School  
Valerie J Gilchrist
Key Informant Interviews
 
VOLUME TWO: METHODS OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
 
PART ONE: PARTICIPANT OBSERVATION
Paul Rock
Participant Observation
Herbert J Gans
The Participant-Observer as a Human Being
Observations on the Personal Aspects of Field Work  
Howard S Becker
Problems of Inference and Proof in Participant Observation
 
PART TWO: INTERVIEWING
Janet Finch
`It's Great to Have Someone to Talk to'
The Ethics and Politics of Interviewing Women  
Marianne A Paget
Experience and Knowledge
James A Holstein and Jaber F Gubrium
Active Interviewing
 
PART THREE: FOCUS GROUPS
Robert K Merton
The Focused Interview and Focus Groups
Continuities and Discontinuities  
Jenny Kitzinger
The Methodology of Focus Groups
The Importance of Interaction between Research Participants  
 
PART FOUR: LIFE HISTORY AND ORAL HISTORY
Liz Stanley
On Auto/Biography in Sociology
Howard S Becker
Introduction to The Jack Roller
Ronald J Grele
Movement without Aim
Methodological and Theoretical Problems in Oral History  
Joanna Bornat
Is Oral History Auto/Biography?
 
PART FIVE: DOCUMENTARY RESEARCH
Jennifer Platt
Evidence and Proof in Documentary Research
1 Some Specific Problems of Documentary Research  
Jennifer Platt
Evidence and Proof in Documentary Research
2 Some Shared Problems of Documentary Research  
David L Altheide
Qualitative Media Analysis
 
PART SIX: DIARIES
Robert G Burgess
Keeping a Research Diary
Linda Bell
Public and Private Meanings in Diaries
Researching Family and Childcare  
 
PART SEVEN: PHOTOGRAPHS, FILMS AND VIDEO
Rob Walker
Finding a Silent Voice for the Researcher
Using Photographs in Evaluation and Research  
Paul Henley
Film-Making and Ethnographic Research
 
PART EIGHT: CONVERSATION AND DISCOURSE ANALYSIS
Jonathan Potter
Discourse Analysis as a Way of Analyzing Naturally Occurring Talk
David Silverman
Analyzing Conversation
Harvey Sacks
An Initial Investigation of the Usability of Conversational Data for Doing Sociology
 
VOLUME THREE: ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF QUALITATIVE DATA
 
PART ONE: FIELDWORK NOTES AND TRANSCRIPTS
John Lofland and Lyn H Lofland
Data Logging in Observation
Fieldnotes  
Blake D Poland
Transcription Quality as an Aspect of Rigor in Qualitative Research
Blanche Geer
First Days in the Field
 
PART TWO: RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THEORY AND DATA IN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
Martyn Hammersley
What's Wrong with Ethnography? The Myth of Theoretical Description
Anselm Strauss and Juliet Corbin
Grounded Theory Methodology
An Overview  
Celia J Orona
Temporality and Identity Loss Due to Alzheimer's Disease
 
PART THREE: ANALYTIC STRATEGIES
W S Robinson
The Logical Sructure of Analytic Induction
Robin Williams
Symbolic Interactionism
The Fusion of Theory and Research?  
Richard H Hycner
Some Guidelines for the Phenomenological Analysis of Interview Data
 
PART FOUR: COMPUTERS IN QUALITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS
Amanda Coffey, Beverley Holbrook and Paul Atkinson
Qualitative Data Analysis
Technologies and Representations  
K Buston
NUD·IST in Action
Its Use and Its Usefulness in a Study of Chronic Illness in Young People  
 
PART FIVE: NARRATIVE ANALYSIS
Martin Cortazzi
Sociological and Sociolinguistic Models of Narrative
Tim Booth
Sounds of Still Voices
Issues in the Use of Narrative Methods with People Who Have Learning Difficulties  
Stephen R Barley
The Codes of the Dead
The Semiotics of Funeral Work  
Mark Gottdiener
Dreams, Visions and Commercial Spaces
 
PART SIX: POSTMODERNISM MEETS ETHNOGRAPHY
James Clifford
On Ethnographic Authority
Norman K Denzin
Evaluating Qualitative Research in the Poststructural Moment
The Lessons James Joyce Teaches Us  
Peter K Manning
The Challenges of Postmodernism
 
PART SEVEN: WRITING
Clifford Geertz
Thick Description
Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture  
Karen Golden-Biddle and Karen Locke
Appealing Work
An Investigation of How Ethnographic Texts Convince  
 
PART EIGHT: VALIDATION ISSUES
Yvonna S Lincoln and Egon Guba
Establishing Trustworthiness
Michael Bloor
On the Analysis of Observational Data
A Discussion of the Worth and Uses of Inductive Techniques and Respondent Validation  
 
PART NINE: QUALITATIVE DATA AND ARCHIVING
Martyn Hammersley
Qualitative Data Archiving
Some Reflections on Its Prospects and Problems  
Louise Corti, Janet Foster and Paul Thompson
Archiving Qualitative Research Data
 
VOLUME FOUR: ISSUES IN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
 
PART ONE: ETHICAL ISSUES
Martin Bulmer
Ethical Problems in Social Research
The Case of Covert Participant Observation  
Erich Goode
The Ethics of Deception in Social Research
A Case Study  
Howard S Becker
Whose Side Are We on?
 
PART TWO: ISSUES OF GENDER AND FEMINISM
Ann Oakley
Interviewing Women
A Contradiction in Terms  
Maria Mies
Toward a Methodology for Feminist Research
Marjorie L DeVault
Talking and Listening from Women's Standpoint
Feminist Strategies for Interviewing and Analysis  
 
PART THREE: CULTURAL DIFFERENCE
Miri Song and David Parker
Commonality, Difference and the Dynamics of Disclosure in In-Depth Interviewing
Margaret L Anderson
Studying across Difference
Race, Class and Gender in Qualitative Research  
 
PART FOUR: QUALITATIVE EVALUATION RESEARCH
Michael Quinn Patton
The Nature of Qualitative Enquiry
Michael S Knapp
Ethnographic Contributions to Evaluation Research
The Experimental Schools Program Evaluation and Some Alternatives  
 
PART FIVE: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH AND POLICY
Janet Finch
Developing Policy-Oriented Qualitative Research
Rhoda Hurst Rojiani
Disparities in the Social Construction of Long-Term Care
 
PART SIX: ACTION RESEARCH
Alison Kelly
Action Research
What Is It and What Can It Do?  
Margrit K Hugentobler, Barbara A Israel and Susan J Schurman
An Action Research Approach to Workplace Health
Integrating Methods  
 
PART SEVEN: PRACTITIONER RESEARCH
Gordon Griffiths
Doubts, Dilemmas and Diary-Keeping
Some Reflections on Teacher-Based Research  
Michael Bloor and Neil McKeganey
Ethnography Addressing the Practitioner
 
PART EIGHT: GETTING OUT
Stephen J Taylor
Leaving the Field
Research, Relationships and Responsibilities  
David L Altheide
Leaving the Newsroom
 
PART NINE: DISSEMINATION
D H J Morgan
The British Association Scandal
The Effect of Publicity on a Sociological Investigation  
Peter Adler
The Sociologist as Celebrity
The Role of the Media in Field Research  
 
PART TEN: RESTUDIES
Robert G Burgess
Studying and Restudying Bishop McGregor School
W A Marianne Boelen
Street Corner Society
Cornerville Revisited  
William Foote Whyte
In Defense of Street Corner Society

Preview this book

For instructors

This book is not available as an inspection copy. For more information contact your local sales representative.

Select a Purchasing Option

ISBN: 9780761962434
£645.00