The landscape of qualitative research: theories and issues

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Sage Publications, 1998 - Medical - 470 pages
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In this, the first of a three-volume paperback version of the landmark Handbook of Qualitative Research, editors Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln survey the field of qualitative research from a wide-ranging theoretical perspective. Part I locates the field, providing historical context as well as background on applied qualitative research, the "self" and the "other," and the politics and ethics of qualitative inquiry. Part II examines the major paradigms that inform and influence qualitative research in the human disciplines. Part III considers the future of qualitative research. The Handbook of Qualitative Research is the state of the art in evaluating the field of qualitative inquiry and features contributions from many of the leading scholars in the area. Now published in paperback in response to the needs of classroom teachers, The Landscape of Qualitative Research is an ideal volume around which to build a course on research methods, across a wide number of academic disciplines.

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Locating the Field
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About the author (1998)

Norman K. Denzin is Distinguished Professor of Communications, College of Communications Scholar, and Research Professor of Communications, Sociology and Humanities, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author, editor, or co-editor of numerous books, including The Qualitative Manifesto, Qualitative Inquiry Under Fire, and Performance Ethnography: Critical Pedagogy and the Politics of Culture. He is past editor of The Sociological Quarterly, co-editor of Qualitative Inquiry, founding editor of Cultural Studies-Critical Methodologies, editor of International Review of Qualitative Research, editor of Studies in Symbolic Interaction, and founding Director of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry.

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.