This book gives researchers and students a user-friendly, step-by-step guide to planning qualitative research. Based on a course that the author taught for 7 years at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, it is written in an informal, jargon-free style and incorporates many examples and hands-on exercises. Rather than the rigid, linear approach to design that is usually found in research methods textbooks--and which is particularly ill suited for qualitative research--this book presents a flexible, systemic model of design. This model not only better fits what experienced qualitative researchers actually do, but provides a clear framework for designing a study and developing a research proposal. This edition includes new or substantially expanded discussions of research paradigms, defining a research problem, site and participant selection, relationships with research participants, data analysis, and validity, as well as more examples and exercises.... Associationa#39;s Publication Manual, 145 Atkinson, P., 2, 90, 101, 104, 105, 112, 125 Bazeley, P., 116 Becker, H. S., 3, 21, 41, 44 ... 62a63 (exercise) examples of, 54, 55a59 (figures) functions of, 54 pilot studies and, 67a68 process concept maps, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach|
|Author||:||Joseph A. Maxwell|
|Publisher||:||SAGE - 2012-06-08|