Becoming qualitative researchersMaterial type: TextPublication details: Boston : Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, c2006Edition: 3rd EditionDescription: x, 246 p. : illustrationsISBN: 0205458386 ; 9780205458387Subject(s): Social sciencesDDC classification: 001.42
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Meeting qualitative inquiry --
Prestudy tasks: doing what is good for you --
Being there: developing understanding through participant observation --
Making words fly: developing understanding through interviewing --
The personal dimension: rapport, subjectivity, and reflexivity --
But is it ethical? Learning to do right --
Finding your story: data analysis --
Writing your story: what your data say --
Improvising a song of the world: lamguage and representation --
The continuing search.
Offering a comprehensive overview of qualitative research in a user-friendly format, this book provides an excellent harmony between qualitative theory and the practicalities of actually conducting qualitative research. Exercises offer beginning students the opportunity to explore issues inherent in conducting qualitative inquiry as well as to practice and refine the skills of qualitative researchers. The wealth of examples and exercises in the text is exceptional, as is the writing style. - Publisher.