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The Landscape of Qualitative Research

The Landscape of Qualitative Research

Fourth Edition
Edited by:

December 2012 | 656 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Landscape of Qualitative Research, Fourth Edition is Volume I of the three-volume paperback editions of The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research, Fourth Edition. This contents include full chapters from "Part I: Locating the Field," "Part II: Paradigms and Perspectives in Contention," and "Part VI: the Future of Qualitative Research" from the complete handbook.

The Landscape of Qualitative Research, Fourth Edition aims to put the field of qualitative research in context. It offers background on the field, starting with history, then action research and the academy, and the politics and ethics of qualitative research. It then isolates what we regard as the major historical and contemporary paradigms now structuring and influencing qualitative research in the human disciplines. The chapters move from competing paradigms (positivist, postpositivist, constructivist, critical theory) to specific interpretive perspectives, feminisms, racialized discourses, cultural studies, sexualities, and queer theory. It concludes with consideration for the future of qualitative research.

Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln
1. Introduction: The Discipline and Practice of Qualitative Research
Part I. Locating the Field
Morten Levin adn Davydd Greenwood
2. Revitalizing Universities by Reinventing the Social Sciences: Bildung and Action Research
Frederick Erickson
3. A History of Qualitative Inquiry in Social and Educational Research
Clifford Christians
4. Ethics and Politics in Qualitative Research
Gaile Cannella and Yvonna S. Lincoln
5. Ethics, Research Regulations, and Critical Social Science
Part II. Paradigms and Perspectives in Contension
Egon G. Guba and Yvonna S. Lincoln, with additional material by Susan A. Lynham
6. Paradigmatic Controversies, Contradictions, and Emerging Confluences, Revisited
Virginia Olesen
7. Feminist Qualitative Research in the Millenium's First Decade: Developments, Challenges, Prospects
Cynthia B. Dillard and Chinwe Okpalaoka
8. The Sacred and Spiritual Nature of Endarkened Transnational Feminist Praxis in Qualitative Research
Joe L. Kincheloe, Peter McLaren and Shirley Steinberg
9. Critical Pedagogy and Qualitative Research: Moving to the Bricolage
Michael D. Giardina and Josh L. Newman
10. Cultural Studies: Performative Imperatives and Bodily Articulations
Ken Plummer
11. Critical Humanism and Queer Theory: Postscript 2010: Living with the Tensions
James Liu
12. Asian Epistemologies and Contemporary Social Psychological Research
Donna Mertens, Martin Sullivan and Hilary Stace
13. Disability Communities: Transformative Research for Social Justice
Part III. The Future of Qualitative Research
Judith Preissle
14. Qualitative Futures: Where We Might Go From Where We've Been
Margaret Eisenhart and S. Jurow
15. Teaching Qualitative Research
Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln
Epilogue: Toward a 'Refunctional Ethnography'
Author Index
Subject Index

Although the book provides an excellent foundation of understanding epistemology and phenomenology, the book is probably better suited to students undertaking a BSc in year 3/4 or undertaking an MSc.

Dr James Rumbold
Faculty of Health & Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
May 28, 2014

For teachers undertaking research this is an excellent text

Sue Horder
Education, Glyndwr University
May 21, 2014

This is part of an excellent series of texts relating to understanding the nature of qualitative research. I have recommended this book (and the series) to my students as novice researchers who are grappling with the dynamic nature of qualitative research

Mrs Lyz Howard
Department of Health, Health and Social Care Teaching Team
May 2, 2014

The book is a valuable survey over the great variety of qualitative Research styles. Perhaps more than other books with similar aims, Denzin et al manage to highlight the worldviews accompanying the various modes of qualitative research.

Dr Guenther Auth
Geschwister-Scholl Institute, Ludwig-Maximilians University
May 1, 2014

This classic text is recommended for students undertaking qualitative research studies at the dissertation stage of their Masters programme. It is also going ot be a recommended text for Developing Research and Evaluation Skills.

It's an excellent book, particularly for students who are more able and want to know more about the background and origins of qualitative research

Mrs Linda Martindale
School of Nursing & Midwifery, Dundee University
April 1, 2014

Denzin's work continues to remain right up-to-date. Concepts that have been considered are revisited in relevant ways which are well-considered and easily accessible.

Mrs Rachel Harrison
Interprofessional Studies, Winchester University
March 28, 2014

First time I will use this as a recommended read for students. A very useful book for advanced teaching research programmes. Well structured to use alongside a course.
Each chapter provides an in-depth analysis of issues in the field. A good read on a wet windy evening.

Dr Judy Sayers
Mathematics & Science Education, Stockholm University
February 19, 2014

Recommended for anyone undertaking qualitative research and to understand the methodology better. Useful theory for all practices.

Mrs Michelle Grainger
Sheffield Centre, LifeSkills
January 13, 2014

An excellent book, particularly suited for post graduate students. Well written and informative

Mrs Rachael Major
adult nursing, Institute of Health and Social Care Studies
January 1, 2014

Excellent articles -- but not so many as to make it impossible to include other readings.

Professor Shirley Hill
Sociology , University of Kansas
December 19, 2013

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