Naturalistic Inquiry

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SAGE, Apr 1, 1985 - Philosophy - 416 pages
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Naturalistic Inquiry provides social scientists with a basic but comprehensive rationale for non-positivistic approaches to research. It confronts the basic premise underlying the scientific tradition that all questions can be answered by employing empirical, testable, replicable research techniques. The authors maintain that there are scientific facts that existing paradigms cannot explain, and argue against traditional positivistic inquiry. They suggest an alternative approach supporting the use of the naturalistic paradigm.

  

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I've read a lot of books on qualitative research to help me develop the methodology for my dissertation research. I would recommend this text only because my research advisor says it is the most ... Read full review

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Excellent book by Lincoln and Guba written in a lucid style with detailed examples. I have recommended this book at various levels. I wish to see this book in various languages so that all could have access specially in India and Mumbai where I work I am sure the Marathi and Hindi readers shall gain a lot
Good luck Lincon and Guba
Dr Chari
Deputy Director-Academic
IDOL, University of Mumbai
 

Contents

Preface
7
Acknowledgments
13
Genuine Article?
47
There ls No Generalization
110
1mplementing the Naturalistic 1nquiry
250
Establishing Trustworthiness
289
Processing Naturalistically
332
Case Reporting Member Checking
357
Audit Trail Categories File Types
382
References
393
1ndex
415
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About the author (1985)

Yvonna S. Lincoln is Professor of Higher Education and Educational Administration at Texas A & M University. She is author, coauthor, or editor of such books as Naturalistic Inquiry and Fourth Generation Evaluation (both with Egon G. Guba), and Organizational Theory and Inquiry. Vice President of Division J (Postsecondary Education) of the American Educational Research Association, Dr. Lincoln formerly served as president of the American Evaluation Association and is the recipient of many prestigious awards. Dr. Lincoln coedited, with Dr. Denzin, the Handbook of Qualitative Research.

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