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Qualitative Research through Case Studies

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© 2001 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`The great strength of this book is that it provides a clear and well-structured overview of some of the diverse approaches that are currently available within the qualitative tradition' - British Journal of Educational Psychology

Although most undergraduates are able to collect qualitative data without too much difficulty, they are often less successful in turning this into an interesting, theoretically-informed analysis.

Qualitative Research through Case Studies will help students improve the quality of their work through introducing a wide range of traditions, including interpretive approaches such as grounded theory, dramaturgical analysis, ethnomethodology and conversation analysis and political approaches such as critical discourse analysis, feminism and postmodern ethnography.

Each chapter introduces the theoretical assumptions of the tradition through discussing a number of case-studies: classic or exemplary studies which illustrate how different researchers have used qualitative methods in researching a variety of topics. There are also practical hints on designing undergraduate projects, exercises and a guide to further reading.

The book is intended for students in a wide range of disciplines and should be particularly useful for complete beginners who are interested in conducting qualitative research as part o

 
What Is Qualitative Research?
 
PART ONE: THE INTERPRETIVE TRADITION
 
Addressing `Lived Experience'
Symbolic Interactionism and Ethnography  
 
Varieties of Symbolic Interactionism
Grounded Theory and Dramaturgical Analysis  
 
Investigating Practices
Ethnomethodological Ethnography  
 
Researching Language
Conversation Analysis  
 
PART TWO: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES
 
From Description to Critique
 
Feminism and Qualitative Research
 
Postmodern Ethnography
 
PART THREE: CONCLUSION
 
The Craft of Qualitative Research

`The great strength of this book is that it provides a clear and well-structured overview of some of the diverse approaches that are currently available within the qualitative tradition' - British Journal of Educational Psychology


This book provided me with the history and basics of the classics. I read it like a storybook and as a novice qualitative researcher I will strongly recommend to my post graduate students to obtain and use it.

Dr Magda Hewitt
Industrial Psychology and People Management, University of Johannesburg
October 20, 2012

This book is very good to change the misconceptions in the understanding of the case study. This book I have ever used for teaching in Indonesia for the level of Master and Ph.D and very useful. Else in Malaysia I have to give a command read to my students to know about this research method has strong roots in the development of social sciences. Although in one sense there is a little less elaborate the hang of the readers about the essential difference between methods and methodology. That point is important because there are many professors and even social scientists equate between: methods and methodologies.

Dr Abdullah Sumrahadi
COLGIS, Northern University of Malaysia (UUM)
September 18, 2011

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