Qualitative Research for Education: An Introduction to Theories and Methods
This concise, applied, and very clearly written introduction to qualitative research methods can be used effectively in a semester, or year-long course. This introductory-level text provides the reader with a background for understanding the uses of qualitative research in education (and other professions) examining its theoretical and historical underpinnings, and providing the "how-to's" of doing qualitative research. This new edition places qualitative research within current debates about research methods and alternative ways of knowing. While the authors approach the subject from a sociological perspective, they also take care to reflect the many changes in conceptualization of qualitative research brought by post-structural and feminist thought. New to This Edition: - Rewritten Chapter 5, "Data Analysis," places more emphasis on the interpretive aspect of research and research writing. - Expanded coverage of action or practitioner research (Chapter 7) highlights a topic that is of immediate use. - Added emphasis on technology and qualitative analysis software in qualitative research helps students to use and incorporate technology efficiently. Links to useful research websites have also been integrated throughout. - Expanded coverage of such topics as formal research designs, work with different cultures, critical race theory, and the debate over quantitative vs. qualitative research. - New end-of-chapter summaries, questions, and field assignments have been added to make this text easy to use with students.
37 pages matching types in this book
Results 1-3 of 37
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
action research African American analytic induction analyze aspects behavior Bogdan chapter classroom coding categories collect data concepts concern critical theory data analysis data collection define describe develop disabilities discussion documents ethnography Ethnomethodology evaluation example experiences feel feminist field fieldnotes fieldwork gender goal grounded theory high school ideas important informants institutional ethnography institutional review boards integration interaction interested interpretation interview involved issues kids kind look Marge material mean memos mentally retarded methods notes organization organizational case studies parents participant observation particular person perspective photographs postmodern problems qualitative approach qualitative methods qualitative research qualitative studies questions reader record reflect relations relationship researcher's searcher setting social specific staff strategies subjects suggest talk teachers teaching tell theoretical theory things tion topic transcripts types understand words writing