A clear and comprehensive book explaining the mysteries of qualitative research for those trained in a different paradigm. A must-read for the quantitative researcher who undertakes mixed-method research or occasionally assesses qualitative proposals or papers – or who simply seeks to broaden their research horizons.
In Qualitative Research for Quantitative Researchers, Helen Kara offers an engaging and accessible ‘way in’ to the world of qualitative research for those more accustomed to working with numbers and big data. Her practical examples help demystify what it is that qualitative researchers actually do, while highlighting the participatory and transformative power of these approaches. A truly welcome and inviting introduction to the science and craft of qualitative research.
Qualitative Research for Quantitative Researchers by Helen Kara is the book we must read and not just to be familiar with research methods. In 2022, this well written manual is very relevant for new approaches to research evaluations and assessment.
Kara Introduces qualitative research in a pragmatic, creative and cross-border way, giving specific tools to quantitative researchers. Learners are encouraged to innovate and to use the flexibility of the approach, with amazing research cases from around the world that were useful in diverse professional contexts.
The range of topics and ease of reading make this a great text for my doctoral students as an introduction to qualitative research approaches.
This is an extremely informative book and meets the requirements of the programme
Really clear! The book explains complex concepts in an easily digestible way for UG students. The structure is logical. Would recommend.
A novel way of looking at mixed methods.