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xii, 401 pages ; 25 cm
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE Among the People: How to Conduct Qualitative Research
  • ch. 1 Introduction: Go to the People
  • Note on the History of Qualitative Methods
  • Qualitative Methodology
  • Theory and Methodology
  • Notes
  • ch. 2 Research Design and Pre-Fieldwork
  • Research Design
  • Selecting Settings
  • Obtaining Institutional Review Board Approval
  • Writing Proposals
  • Access to Organizations
  • Access to Public and Quasi-Public Settings
  • Access to Private Settings
  • What Do You Tell Gatekeepers and Informants?
  • Collecting Data About Obtaining Access
  • Covert Research
  • ch. 3 Participant Observation: In the Field
  • Entering the Field
  • Negotiating Your Role
  • Establishing Rapport
  • Participation
  • Key Informants
  • Difficult Field Relations
  • Forming Relationships
  • Field Tactics
  • Asking Questions
  • Learning the Language
  • Field Notes
  • Boundaries of a Study
  • Leaving the Field
  • Triangulation
  • Ethics in the Field
  • ch. 4 In-Depth Interviewing
  • Qualitative Interview
  • Types of Interview Studies
  • Choosing to Interview
  • Selecting Informants
  • Approaching Informants
  • Understanding the Interview in Context
  • Managing the Interview Situation
  • Getting People to Talk About What Is Important to Them
  • Interview Guide
  • Probing
  • Cross-Checks
  • Relations With Informants
  • Recording Interviews
  • Group Interviews
  • Interviewer's Journal
  • Note
  • ch. 5 Montage: Discovering Methods
  • Disrupting the "Commonsense World of Everyday Life": Harold Garfinkel
  • Qualitative Research as Autobiography
  • Entering a World Without Words
  • Personal Documents
  • Picturing Disability
  • Photography and Videotaping
  • Official Records and Public Documents
  • Historical and Archival Research
  • Notes
  • ch. 6 Working With Data: Data Analysis in Qualitative Research
  • Narratives: Descriptive and Theoretical Studies
  • Building Theory
  • Working With Data
  • Constructing Life Histories
  • pt. TWO Writing Qualitative Research: Selected Studies
  • ch. 7 Writing and Publishing Qualitative Studies
  • What You Should Tell Your Readers
  • Some Tips on Writing
  • Common Mistakes in Writing From Qualitative Data
  • Publishing Qualitative Studies
  • Selected Studies
  • ch. 8 "You're Not a Retard, You're Just Wise": Disability, Social Identity, and Family Networks / Steven J. Taylor
  • ch. 9 Producing Family Time: Practices of Leisure Activity Beyond the Home / Marjorie L. DeVault
  • ch. 10 Ethnicity and Expertise: Racial-Ethnic Knowledge in Sociological Research / Marjorie L. DeVault
  • ch. 11 Citizen Portraits: Photos of People With Disabilities as Personal Keepsakes / Robert Bogdan
  • ch. 12 "They Asked for a Hard Job": World War II Conscientious Objectors on the Front Lines / Steven J. Taylor.
An informative real-world guide to studying the "why" of human behavior Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods is a practical, comprehensive guide to the collection and presentation of qualitative data. Unique in the market, this book describes the entire research process from design through writing illustrated by examples of real, complete qualitative work that clearly demonstrates how methods are used in actual practice. This updated fourth edition includes all new case studies, with additional coverage of mixed methods, non-sociological settings, funding, and a sample interview guide. The studies profiled are accompanied by observation field notes, and the text includes additional readings for both students and instructors. More than just theory, this guide is designed to give you a real-world practitioner's view of how qualitative research is handled every step of the way. Many different disciplines rely on qualitative research as a method of inquiry, to gain an in-depth understanding of human behavior and the governing forces behind it. Qualitative research asks "why" and "how, " and the data is frequently complex and difficult to measure. This book shows you how to effectively handle qualitative work, regardless of where it's being applied. Understand the strengths and limitations of qualitative data Learn how experts work around common methodological issues Compare actual field notes to the qualitative studies they generated Examine the full range of qualitative methods throughout the research process Whether you're studying sociology, psychology, marketing, or any number of other fields, especially in the social and behavioral sciences, human behavior is the central concern of your work. So what drives human behavior? That's what qualitative research helps to explain. Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods gives you the foundation you need to begin seeking answers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118767214 20180611
Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-200B-01, EDUC-200B-01
xxiii, 381 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Research design and management
  • Ethical issues in analysis
  • Fundamentals of qualitative data analysis
  • Designing matrix and network displays
  • Methods of exploring
  • Methods of describing
  • Methods of ordering
  • Methods of explaining
  • Methods of predicting
  • Drawing and verifying conclusions
  • Writing about qualitative research
  • Closure.
Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-200B-01, EDUC-200B-01, HUMBIO-82B-01
xxiii, 289 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Fieldnotes in ethnographic research
  • In the field : participating, observing, and jotting notes
  • Writing fieldnotes. 1, At the desk, creating scenes on a page
  • Writing fieldnotes. 2, Multiple purposes and stylistic options
  • Pursuing members' meanings
  • Processing fieldnotes : coding and memoing
  • Writing an ethnography.
In "Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes", Robert M. Emerson, Rachel I. Fretz, and Linda L. Shaw present a series of guidelines, suggestions, and practical advice for creating useful fieldnotes in a variety of settings, demystifying a process that is often assumed to be intuitive and impossible to teach. Using actual unfinished notes as examples, the authors illustrate options for composing, reviewing, and working fieldnotes into finished texts. They discuss different organizational and descriptive strategies and show how transforming direct observations into vivid descriptions results not simply from good memory but from learning to envision scenes as written. A good ethnographer, they demonstrate, must learn to remember dialogue and movement like an actor, to see colors and shapes like a painter, and to sense moods and rhythms like a poet. This new edition reflects the extensive feedback the authors have received from students and instructors since the first edition was published in 1995. As a result, they have updated the race, class, and gender section, created new sections on coding programs and revising first drafts, and provided new examples of working notes. An essential tool for budding social scientists, the second edition of "Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes" will be invaluable for a new generation of researchers entering the field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226206837 20160607
Green Library, Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-200B-01, EDUC-200B-01
xxvi, 246 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Preface Purpose Audience Format Outline of Chapters 1. PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS Ch 1. A Framework for Design Three Elements of Inquiry Alternative Knowledge Claims Strategies of Inquiry Research Methods Three Approaches to Research Criteria for Selecting an Approach Personal Experiences Audience Summary Writing Exercises Additional Readings Ch 2. Review of the Literature Identifying a Topic A Researchable Topic Purpose of the Literature Review Literature Reviews in Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Method Research Design Techniques Example 2.1 Review of a Quantitative Study Example 2.2 Review of a Study Advancing a Typology Style Manuals A Model for Writing the Literature Review Summary Writing Exercises Additional Readings Ch 3 Writing Strategies and Ethical Considerations Writing the Proposal Central Arguments to Make Example 3.1 A Qualitative Constructivist/Interpretivist Format Example 3.2 A Qualitative Advocacy/Participatory Format Example 3.3 A Quantitative Format Example 3.4 A Mixed Methods Format Writing Tips Example 3.5 A Sample Passage Illustrating the Hook-and-Eye-Technique Ethical Issues to Anticipate Summary Writing Exercises Additional Readings Part 2 DESIGNING RESEARCH Ch 4 The Introduction The Importance of Introductions Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Introductions A Model for an Introduction Example 4.1 Deficiencies in the Literature - Needed Explorations Example 4.2 Deficiencies in the Literature - Few Studies Summary Writing Exercises Additional Readings Ch 5 The Purpose Statement Significance and Meaning of a Purpose Statement A Qualitative Purpose Statement Example 5.1 A Purpose Statement in a Qualitative Phenomenology Study Example 5.2 A Purpose Statement in a Case Study Example 5.3 A Purpose Statement in an Ethnographic Study A Quantitative Purpose Statement Example 5.4 A Purpose Statement in a Grounded Theory Study Example 5.5 A Purpose Statement in a Published Survey Study Example 5.6 A Purpose Statement in a Dissertation Survey Study Example 5.7 A Purpose Statement in a Experimental Study A Mixed Methods Purpose Statement Example 5.8 A Mixed Methods Purpose Statement, Convergent Strategy of Inquiry Example 5.9 A Mixed Methods Purpose Statement, Sequential Strategy of Inquiry Summary Writing Exercises Additional Readings Ch 6 Research Questions and Hypotheses Qualitative Research Questions Example 6.1 A Qualitative Central Question From an Ethnography Example 6.2 Central Questions From a Case Study Quantitative Research Questions and Hypotheses Example 6.3 A Null Hypothesis Example 6.4 Directional Hypotheses Example 6.5 Nondirectional and Directional Hypotheses Example 6.6 Standard Use of Language in Hypothesis Mixed Method Research Questions and Hypotheses Example 6.7 Descriptive and Inferential Questions Example 6.8 Hypotheses and Research Questions in a Mixed Methods Study Summary Writing Exercises Additional Readings Ch 7 The Use of Theory Quantitative Theory-Use Example 7.1 A Quantitative Theory Section Qualitative Theory-Use Example 7.2 An Example of Theory-Use Early in a Qualitative Study Example 7.3 A Theory at the End of a Qualitative Study Mixed Methods Theory-Use Example 7.4 A Transformative-Emancipatory Mixed Methods Study Summary Writing Exercises Additional Readings Ch 8 Definitions, Limitations, and Significance The Definition of Terms Example 8.1 Terms Defined in a Mixed Methods Dissertation Example 8.2 Terms Defined in an Independent Variables Section in a Quantitative Dissertation Delimitations and Limitations Example 8.3 A Delimitation and a Limitation in a Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Significance of the Proposed Study Example 8.4 Significance of the Study Stated in an Introduction to a Quantitative Study Summary Writing Exercises Additional Readings Ch 9 Quantitative Methods Defining Surveys and Experiments Components of a Survey Method Plan Example 9.1 An Example of a Survey Method Section Components of an Experimental Method Plan Example 9.2 Pre-Experimental Designs Example 9.3 Quasi-Experimental Designs Example 9.4 True Experimental Designs Example 9.5 Single-Subject Designs Threats to Validity Example 9.6 An Experimental Method Section Summary Writing Exercises Additional Readings Ch 10 Qualitative Procedures The Characteristics of Qualitative Research Strategies of Inquiry The Researcher's Role Data Collection Procedures Data Recording Procedures Data Analysis and Interpretation Validating the Accuracy of Findings The Qualitative Narrative Example 10.1 Qualitative Procedures Summary Writing Exercises Additional Readings Ch 11 Mixed Methods Procedures Components of Mixed Methods Procedures The Nature of Mixed Methods Research Types of Mixed Methods Strategies Alternative Strategies and Visual Models Data Collection Procedures Data Analysis and Validation Procedures Report Presentation Structure Examples of Mixed Methods Procedures Example 11.1 A Sequential Strategy of Inquiry Example 11.2 A Concurrent Strategy of Inquiry Summary Writing Exercises Additional Readings References Author Index Subject Index About the Author.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780761924425 20160528
'It is a book that will stimulate the graduate student and provide a rich source of material for any teacher of research design' - "Qualitative Research Journal". The book that has helped more than 80,000 students and researchers prepare their plan or proposal for a scholarly journal article, dissertation or thesis has been revised and updated while maintaining all the features that made the First Edition so popular.Every chapter now shows how to implement a mixed method design as well as how to tackle quantitative and qualitative approaches. Ethical issues have been added to a new section in Chapter 3. Writing tips and considerations have been expanded and moved to the first part of the book to ensure research plans and proposals start in the right direction. The latest developments in qualitative inquiry (advocacy, participatory and emancipatory approaches) have been added to Chapter 10. Writing exercises conclude each chapter so that readers can practice the principles learned in the chapter, and, if all the exercises are completed have a written plan for their study. In addition, numbered points provide a handy checklist for each step in a process and annotated passages help the reader's comprehension of key research ideas.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780761924425 20160528
Green Library, Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-200B-01, EDUC-200B-01
xxiii, 439 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Preface. The Editor. The Contributors. Part One: The Nature of Qualitative Inquiry. 1. Introduction to Qualitative Research (Sharan B. Merriam).2. Assessing and Evaluating Qualitative Research (Sharan B. Merriam).Part Two: Examples of Qualitative Research for Discussion and Analysis. BASIC INTERPRETIVE QUALITATIVE RESEARCH. 3. How Cultural Values Shape Learning in Older Adulthood: The Case of Malaysia (Sharan B. Merriam, Mazanah Muhamad).Do All These People Have To Be Here? Reflections on Collecting Data in Another Culture (Sharan B. Merriam). 4. Spirituality and Emancipatory Adult Education in Women Adult Educators for Social Change (Elizabeth J. Tisdell).Researching One's Passions: The Perils and Possibilities (Elizabeth J. Tisdell). PHENOMENOLOGICAL RESEARCH. 5. A Phenomenological Study of In Church and Televised Worship (Richard F. Wolff).Self Reflection: An Essential Quality for Phenomenological Researchers (Richard F. Wolff). 6. A Phenomenological Investigation of A"GoodA" Supervision Events (Vaughn E. Worthen, Brian W. McNeill).Phenomenological Research and the Making of Meaning (Vaughn E. Worthen). GROUNDED THEORY. 7. Development of Professional School Counselor Identity: A Grounded Theory (Pamelia E. Brott, Jane E. Myers).My Journey with Grounded Theory Research (Pamelia E. Brott).8. A Conceptual Model of Multiple Dimensions of Identity (Susan R. Jones, Marylu K. McEwen).Becoming Grounded in Grounded Theory Methodology (Susan R. Jones). CASE STUDY. 9. The Role of the School in the Assimilation of Immigrant Children: A Case Study of Arab Americans (Ernestine K. Enomoto, Mary Antony Bair).Reflections of Our Own Inner Lives (Ernestine K. Enomoto, Mary Antony Bair). 10. Jermaine: A Critical Case Study of a Gifted Black Child Living in Rural Poverty (Thomas P. Hebert, Teresa M. Beardsley).Reflections on My Research Experience with Jermaine and His Community (Thomas P. Hebert). ETHNOGRAPHY. 11. The Ethnography of an Electronic Bar: The Lesbian Cafe (Shelley J. Correll).Reflections of a Novice Researcher (Shelley J. Correll). 12. Hard and Heavy: Gender and Power in a Heavy Metal Music Subculture (Leigh Krenske, Jim McKay).A"You're Researching What?A" The Importance of Self in Ethnographic Research (Leigh Krenske). NARRATIVE ANALYSIS. 13. Stories of One's Own: Nonunitary Subjectivity in Narrative Representation (Leslie Rebecca Bloom).From Self to Society: Reflections on the Power of Narrative Inquiry (Leslie Rebecca Bloom). 14. Cathy: The Wrong Side of the Tank (Juanita Johnson Bailey).Dancing Between the Swords: My Foray into Constructing Narratives (Juanita Johnson Bailey). CRITICAL RESEARCH. 15. Tootle: A Parable of Schooling and Destiny (Nicholas C. Burbules).Tootle Revisited: Fifteen Years Down the Track (Nicholas C. Burbules). 16. The Politics of Consumer Education Materials Used in Adult Literacy Classrooms (Jennifer A. Sandlin).Structure and Subjectivity: Reflections on Critical Research (Jennifer A. Sandlin). POSTMODERN RESEARCH. 17. Exposed Methodology: The Body as a Deconstructive Practice (Wanda S. Pillow).Looking Back to Move Forward: Reflections on How I Did Research Impacts What I Know Now (Wanda S. Pillow). 18. Methodology in the Fold and the Irruption of Transgressive Data (Elizabeth A. St. Pierre).Troubling the Categories of Qualitative Inquiry (Elizabeth A. St. Pierre).19. Reflections on Doing Qualitative Research (Sharan B. Merriam).Name Index.Subject Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780787958954 20160528
Qualitative research (QR) is the method of inquiry that seeks to understand social phenomena within the context of the participants' perspectives and experiences. The research methods of QR are more flexible, responsive, and open to contextual interpretation than in quantitative research, which uses inventory, questionnaire, or numerical data to draw conclusions. In Qualitative Research in Practice, Sharan Merriam combines discussions of the types of QR with examples of research studies and reflections by the researchers themselves. An important resource for students and practitioners of QR, the book may be used as a companion to any general text on QR.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780787958954 20160528
Green Library, Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-200B-01, EDUC-200B-01
xv, 219 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
This text describes the authors' experiences with methodological and ethical struggles as they engaged in qualitative research. Insights are given into qualitative research approaches as well as particular issues which become apparent during the research process.
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Green Library, Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-200B-01, EDUC-200B-01
xviii, 270 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
The art and science of doing qualitative research involving children is the subject of this book. Elizabeth Graue and Daniel Walsh discuss the research process, dealing succinctly with generic issues but emphasizing where work with children presents its own particular challenges. Part One looks across the research enterprise, conceptualizing it as an holistic activity. Part Two focuses on fieldwork, and the final part examines the interpretive and reporting aspects of qualitative research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803972575 20160528
Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-200B-01, EDUC-200B-01
xiii, 560 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Green Library, Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-200B-01, EDUC-200B-01
ix, 246 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Respondents: choosing them and recruiting them
  • Preparation for interviewing
  • Interviewing
  • Issues in interviewing
  • Analysis of data
  • Writing the report
  • Appendices.
"Learning From Strangers" is the definitive work on qualitative research interviewing. It draws on Robert Weiss's thirty years of experience in interviewing and teaching others how to do it. The most effective interviews, says Weiss, rely on creating cooperation-- an open and trusting alliance between interviewer and respondent, dedicated to specific and honest accounts of both internal and external events. Against the eclectic background of his work in national sample surveys, studies based on semi-structured interviewing, and participant observation, Weiss walks the reader through the method of qualitative interview studies: sample selection, development of an interview guide, the conduct of the interview, analysis, and preparation of the data. Weiss gives examples of successful and less successful interviews and offers specific techniques and guidelines for the practitioner.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780684823126 20160604
Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-200B-01, EDUC-200B-01
xvi, 199 p. ; 24 cm.
This introductory text addresses two questions. What is qualitative research? How is it done? It takes the reader through each stage of the qualitative research process including research design, pilot studies, interviewing techniques, use of theory, data analysis and report writing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780801302954 20160527
Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-200B-01, EDUC-200B-01
xiii, 304 p. ; 24 cm.
Peshkin examines the role played by ethnicity in the daily life of a town he calls "Riverview" and its only high school. Immersing himself in the daily life of halls and classrooms of Riverview's high school and the streets of its neighborhoods, Peshkin coaxes from both young and old their own reflections on the town's early days, on the period of ethnic strife sparked by the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and on the way they see Riverview today. "Peshkin strikes a hopeful cord, revealing what social encounters among ethnic groups--at their best--can be like in America."--Education Digest.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226662015 20160528
Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-200B-01, EDUC-200B-01
ix, 387 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Part 1 Subjectivity and objectivity: subjectivity and objectivity - an objective inquiry, D.C. Phillips-- is naturalism a move away from positivism? materialist and feminist approaches to subjectivity in ethnographic research, Leslie G. Roman, Michael W. Apple-- commentary on the papers by Phillips and by Roman and Apple - subjectivity and objectivity, Egon G. Guba-- response to the commentary by Guba, D.C. Phillips. Part 2 Validity: on daffodils that come before the swallow dares, Madeleine R. Grumet-- on seeking - and rejecting - validity in qualitative research, Harry F. Wolcott-- commentray on the papers by Grumet and by Wolcott - looking for trouble - on the place of the ordinary in educational studies, Philip Jackson-- response to the commentary by Jackson, Madeleine R. Grumet. Part 3 Generalizability: generalizability and the single-case study, Robert Donmoyer-- increasingly the generalizability of qualitative research, Janet Ward Schofield-- commentary on the papers by Donmoyer and by Schofield - generalizing from case studies, Howard S. Becker. Part 4 Ethics: the ethics of qualitative research, Jonas F. Soltis-- ethics in qualitative field research - an individual perspective, Louis M. Smith-- commentary on the papers by Soltis and by Smith - toward a categorical imperative for qualitative research, Yvonna S. Lincoln-- response to the commentary by Lincoln, Jonas F. Soltis. Part 5 Uses of qualitative inquiry: using the narrative text as an occasion for conspiracy, Thomas E. Barone-- what can you learn from applesauce - a case of qualitative inquiry in use, Christopher M. Clark-- commentary on the papers by Barone and by Clark - animadversions and reflections on the uses of qualitative inquiry, Matthew B. Miles, A. Michael Huberman-- response to the commentary by Miles and Huberman, Thomas E. Barone. Part 6 Closing comments on a continuing debate, Elliot W. Eisner, Alan Peshkin.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807730171 20160528
In this book scholars address critical issues in qualitative inquiry. For each issue two papers are presented, followed by a commentary and usually a response from one of the paper presenters. Thus, this volume provides a picture of the current debate as it unfolds among some of the nation's leading educational scholars. An introduction by editors Eisner and Peshkin traces the development of the contemporary interest in qualitative inquiry from the period when such work was considered problematic. Now the commitment to qualitative research by a host of distinguished scholars testifies to its "rooting in American academic life". As the editors emphasize, this book's exploration of issues in qualitative inquiry is intended not to offer "the last word" but "to extend the dialogue on matters of consequence to those who are committed not only to qualitative research but also to research of quality.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807730171 20160528
Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-200B-01, EDUC-200B-01
xiii, 505 p. ; 24 cm.
This volume of research in educational ethnography brings together discipline-based analyses of education both in the US and in complex societies abroad.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780898599558 20160528
Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-200B-01, EDUC-200B-01