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Qualitative Research
Bridging the Conceptual, Theoretical, and Methodological

Second Edition


March 2020 | 568 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Written with graduate students in mind, Qualitative Research focuses on helping the reader cultivate and integrate theoretical, methodological, and conceptual knowledge to provide insight into their interaction in qualitative research. This comprehensive text helps student understand the central concepts, topics, and skills necessary to engage in rigorous, valid, and respectful qualitative research. The authors have balanced communicating the foundations and processes of qualitative research with clarity and simplicity, while at the same time capturing its complexity and the multiple layers that are central to research.  Whether you are new to qualitative research or not, the goal for this book is to develop and deepen your understanding of an approach to research that seeks, designs for, and engages criticality in qualitative research.  Every chapters begins with an overview and  key objectives for the chapter to provide a structure for the book. Many interdisciplinary and diverse examples illustrate key concepts throughout, along with a wide range of memos, conceptual framework narratives, graphics and much more.

The new edition of this book includes a more prominently-placed and expanded discussion of research ethics as crucial to students' inquiry, more information on reflexivity in data collection and individual methods for qualitative data collection, a more in-depth chapter on coding and other types of qualitative data analysis, and more thorough resource sections including connections to the extensive appendices so students can further their qualitative research journey. 
 
Chapter 1: Qualitative Research: An Opening Orientation
An Overview of the Processes of Qualitative Research  
Defining and Situating Qualitative Research  
Key Components of Qualitative Research  
Horizontal Values in Qualitative Research: Criticality, Reflexivity, Collaboration, and Rigor  
Rigor  
Approaches to Qualitative Research: An Overview  
A Note on the Possibilities of Qualitative Research  
 
Chapter 2: Conceptual Frameworks in Research
Conceptual Frameworks in Research  
Developing a Conceptual Framework  
Building Your Conceptual Framework  
 
Chapter 3: Qualitative Research Design
Research Design in Qualitative Research  
Qualitative Research Design Processes  
Developing Study Goals and Rationale  
Formulating (and Iterating) Research Questions  
Conceptual Framework in Research Design  
Developing a Theoretical Framework  
Determining and Sequencing Research Methods  
Sampling: Site and Participant Selection  
Piloting and Refining Research Design and Methods  
Research Design for Validity  
Writing in Research Design  
 
Chapter 4: Reflexivity in Data Collection
Defining Qualitative Research as Iterative  
Reflexivity in Data Collection  
Reflexivity and Researcher-Generated Data Sources  
 
Chapter 5: Methods of Data Collection
Interviews  
Observational Fieldnotes  
Focus Groups  
Documents and Archival Data  
Open-Ended Questionnaires  
Participatory Methods of Data Collection  
Revisiting Research Design  
 
Chapter 6: Validity in Qualitative Research
Overview of Validity in Qualitative Research  
Assessing Validity  
Specific Strategies for Achieving Qualitative Validity  
Rigor and Validity in Qualitative Research  
 
Chapter 7: Ethics and Relational Research
Relational Ethics: Taking a Relational Approach to Research  
Deepening Research Ethics: Beyond IRB and Informed Consent  
Beyond "Negotiating Entree" and "Building Rapport"  
Research Boundaries  
Informed Consent, with an Emphasis on Informed  
Transparency in Goals, Expectations, Processes, and Roles  
Confidentiality and Anonymity  
The Ethical Dimensions of the "Researcher as Instrument"  
Pushing Against the "Expert-Learner Binary"  
Ethical Collaboration: "Dialectics of Mutual Influence  
Balancing Design Flexibility and Rigor: Responsive Research as Ethical Stance  
 
Chapter 8: An Integrative Approach to Data Analysis
Defining and Critically Approaching Qualitative Data Analysis  
Analysis and Interpretation  
Overview of Qualitative Data Analysis Processes  
An Integrative Approach to Qualitative Data Analysis  
 
Chapter 9: Methods and Processes of Data Analysis
Data Organization and Managements  
Immersive Engagement  
Writing and Representation  
 
Chapter 10: Writing and Representing Inquiry: The Research Report
The Craft of Writing: Outlining, Drafting, and Revising  
Writing a Final Report: Building On, Deepening, and Codifying Analysis  
Critical Writing Considerations  
Concluding Thoughts: The Ethics of Research Writing  
 
Chapter 11: Qualitative Research Proposals
Qualitative Research Proposals  
Writing Quality Research Proposals  
Adapting Research Proposals  
 
Epilogue: Revisiting Criticality, Reflexivity, Collaboration, and Rigor
Revisiting the Horizontal Values in Qualitative Research  
Closing Thoughts: The Power and Potential of Qualitative Research  

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