Thematic, Narrative and Arts-Based Perspectives
- Lynn Butler-Kisber - McGill University, Canada
Case Study & Narrative Analysis | Educational Research Methods | Qualitative Research (General)
Qualitative inquiry is not merely a research method or a series of analytic steps, but a holistic process that challenges the age-old qualitative/quantitative dichotomy. This book provides students and researchers with an approachable guide to a range of interpretive perspectives, including thematic, narrative, and arts-based types of inquiry.
Fully revised and updated, the Second Edition features:
- A brand new introduction firmly placing qualitative inquiry in context
- New further reading sections to guide you deeper into the relevant literature
- Expanded sections on auto-ethnography and technology
- A range of examples to demonstrate the application of research techniques
Presenting a clear overview of the theory, method and interpretation involved in qualitative inquiry, this book is the ideal starting point for those engaging in arts-based qualitative research.
Lynn Butler-Kisber yet again provides us with a rigorous and beautifully written text on qualitative research. The examples challenge us to consider the complexity of qualitative research from the basics to the poetic and performative. This is a book to be bought and treasured.
An excellent companion to those entering into the qualitative inquiry process that is applicable to a wide range of disciplines wherein human sense making is essential. Notable amongst the updates to the first edition is the expansion of visually based inquiries.
I believe that this book serves as an excellent launchpad for novice investigators to familiarize themselves with different forms of qualitative inquiry, both conventional and innovative.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Introduction to Qualitative Inquiry