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Qualitative Research Writing
Credible and Trustworthy Writing from Beginning to End



January 2024 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Finding your academic voice to tell a strong story about your research is a difficult hurdle for many qualitative writers. Qualitative Research Writing: Credible and Trustworthy Writing from Beginning to End takes you through the writing process, starting with how you think about your research and building towards presenting credible and trustworthy work. Authors Michelle Salmona, Dan Kaczynski, and Eli Lieber offer practical guidance based on over two decades working with faculty and doctoral students. By integrating digital tools and qualitative research steps into the writing process, readers will seamlessly move from the research process to writing. This brief text will help writers make sound arguments and develop their authorial voices to build connections between themselves and their intended audience.
 
Introduction
 
Chapter 1: Thinking before writing
 
Chapter 2: Beginning the story
 
Chapter 3: Organizing your writing
 
Chapter 4: Visualizing your writing
 
Chapter 5: Writing about your research design
 
Chapter 6: Writing about data
 
Chapter 7: Writing up findings
 
Chapter 8: Writing up conclusions and recommendations
 
Chapter 9: Sharing the story of your research with others
 
References

This book provides a detailed account of how to think about enacting the process of qualitative research for students. Beginning with the brainstorming process of writing and moving through the critical components of qual research, the book helps students new to these concepts feel more familiar with qualitative research.

Saili Kulkarni
San José State University

This book provides your students with a roadmap for writing up qualitative research projects. It's a good length and level of detail for undergraduate or early-stage graduate students.

Andrew N. Smith
Suffolk University

Chapters 7 and 8 are CRUCIAL for my students. I have to do a lot of explaining around writing up findings, discussion, and conclusion. I offer lots of examples, but these chapters put it all into easily digestible bites, with really good examples. I would definitely use these chapters – they are excellent.

Meagan Call-Cummings
George Mason University

This book is a primer on how academic research writers can effectively begin, think about, and accomplish qualitative research.

Deidra Faye Jackson
University of Mississippi

There are some helpful tips for students. For example, the tips to self-evaluate and acknowledge one's role in the research process and to start writing even if the ideas are not clear yet are things I cover with every cohort of students I teach and are useful to include in the text.

Aimee Adams
Lehigh University

This book will really help our graduate students think about writing as a process and not as a product — something they really need to understand.

John R. Goss, III
Shenandoah University

The accessibility of the language and how the text focuses on leading the student through the writing process to support them in making connections between their research questions, research purpose, and data makes this book distinct from others.

Dr. Siomonn Pulla
Royal Roads University

This is a great book with detailed steps of considerations and tasks needed to complete each step of the research process.

Carolyn Sipes
Walden University

Challenging topics are addressed in a clear and easy-to-comprehend format. The tools and strategies shared are very useful and show the reader that there is no one right way of doing things in qualitative research. There are multiple options to choose from based on personal preferences and ways of doing things. The chapters provide a good framework to guide students and novice researchers through the process.

Inci Yilmazli Trout
University of the Incarnate Word

This is a very useful addition to the Reading Lists of the BA Education Studies Dissertation Module, and a newly accredited Foundation Degree Module, where the student writes a Literature Review.

Mr Mark Warner
Education, North East Surrey college of technology
February 15, 2024

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