Qualitative Research Practice
A Guide for Social Science Students and Researchers
- Jane Ritchie - National Centre for Social Research, London
- Jane Lewis - Colebrooke Centre for Evidence and Implementation
- Carol McNaughton Nicholls - National Centre for Social Research, London
- Rachel Ormston - Scottish Centre for Social Research
Qualitative Research (General) | Social Research Methods | Sociological Research Methods
Written by a team of leading researchers associated with NatCen Social Research (the National Centre for Social Research) this textbook leads students and researchers through the entire process of qualitative research from beginning to end - moving through design, sampling, data collection, analysis and reporting. In this fully revised second edition you will find:
- A practical account of how to carry out qualitative research which recognises a range of current approaches and applications
- A brand new chapter on ethics
- A brand new chapter on observational research
- Updated advice on using software when analysing your qualitative data
- New case studies which illustrate issues you may encounter and how problems have been tackled by other researchers.
An excellent and comprehensive introduction to qualitative research. Well written and logically organised.
This book is written in a clear and comprehensive manner, with a practical yet professional 'real-world' focus that will be of benefit to students at any stage of their undergraduate degree. Indeed, postgrads and staff alike will surely benefit from it as a referential resource (I certainly have already).
Put simply, this book is fantastic: a comprehensive, and accessible text that provides a working introduction to conducting qualitative research.
This is an excellent book. It is written in an accessible way and offers a pragmatic approach to the student embarking on qualitative research.
Great book for students embarking on qualitative research/ Probably one of the best around. I will be recommending to both UG and PG students to support with their dissertations.
Recommended for our course reading and an essential text for those engaging in social applied policy research, and those using framework analysis. Will be added to the reading list for 2015-16. As ever from Jane Ritchie an comprehensive exploitation of applied qualitative research in the field of social policy that is accessible for students and written in a way that helps and enthuses them in this field.
Very good book for the South African social researcher - added in tutorial letter as recommended book FOR5906 Advanced Intelligence
Extremely informative and well written text which covers a considerable amount of ground; from basic foundations of qualitative research, to designing and delivering a social science research project. The chapter on ethical considerations is very useful as is the chapter on generalising from qual research. UG and PG students will find this book very useful.
Students have found this a very valuable text not only on designing and carrying out research but also how to analyze qualitative data.
Clear messages. Very practical and useful for early researchers.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: The Foundations of Qualitative Research