An Introduction to Qualitative Research (Google eBook)

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SAGE, Feb 19, 2009 - Reference - 528 pages
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'The fourth edition of Uwe Flick's Introduction to Qualitative Research remains the most comprehensive and thorough text in qualitative research. It is student-and user-friendly, thoroughly up-to-date in terms of the latest developments in the field, imminently practical. it is the single most important introductory book on qualitative inquiry in the social sciences today' - Norman K. Denzin, University of Illinois

The new edition of Uwe Flick's bestselling textbook has been fully revised, expanded and updated. An Introduction to Qualitative Research guides the student step-by-step through the research process of qualitative research.

This classic text covers all of the main theoretical approaches to qualitative research, and provides unmatched coverage of the full range of different qualitative methods and approaches now available to researchers.

A range of new features have been added to the new edition including:

- New structure to better meet the needs of teaching qualitative research

- A new chapter on Grounded Theory plus updated coverage on the full range of other qualitative methods

- A summary section discussing the state-of-the-art in qualitative research

- A glossary

- Updated cases studies, exercises and guided questions

This new edition will continue to ensure that An Introduction to Qualitative Research remains an essential introductory text for all students of qualitative research.

  

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Contents

4 ETHICS OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
35
PART 2 FROM THEORY TO TEXT
45
5 MAKING USE OF THE LITERATURE IN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
47
6 THEORETICAL POSITIONS UNDERLYING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
56
CONSTRUCTION AND UNDERSTANDING OF TEXTS
74
PART 3 RESEARCH DESIGN
87
8 THE QUALITATIVE RESEARCH PROCESS
89
9 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
97
PART 6 FROM TEXT TO THEORY
291
22 DOCUMENTATION OF DATA
293
23 CODING AND CATEGORIZING
305
24 ANALYZING CONVERSATION DISCOURSE AND GENRES
333
25 NARRATIVE AND HERMENEUTIC ANALYSIS
345
26 USING COMPUTERS IN QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS
358
AN OVERVIEW
373
PART 7 GROUNDED AND WRITING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
381

10 ENTERING THE FIELD
105
11 SAMPLING
114
AN OVERVIEW
127
PART 4 VERBAL DATA
147
13 INTERVIEWS
149
14 NARRATIVES
176
15 FOCUS GROUPS
194
AN OVERVIEW
210
PART 5 OBSERVATION AND MEDIATED DATA
219
17 OBSERVATION AND ETHNOGRAPHY
221
PHOTOGRAPHY FILM AND VIDEO
239
19 USING DOCUMENTS AS DATA
254
USING THE INTERNET
263
AN OVERVIEW
281
28 QUALITY CRITERIA IN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
383
BEYOND CRITERIA
400
30 WRITING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
413
INTEGRATION AND OUTLOOK
425
GROUNDED THEORY
427
TRIANGULATION
443
33 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH STATE OF THE ART AND THE FUTURE
454
GLOSSARY
467
REFERENCES
476
AUTHOR INDEX
492
SUBJECT INDEX
496
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
505
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About the author (2009)

Uwe Flick is a trained psychologist and sociologist. He is Professor of Qualitative Research in Education at the Free University in Berlin, Germany. Previously, he was Professor of Qualitative Research in Political Sciences at the University in Vienna, Austria, and Professor of Qualitative Research in Social Work, Nursing and Gerontology at Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany. Before that, he was Adjunct Professor at the Memorial University of Newfoundland at St. John’s, Canada and has been a Lecturer at the Free University of Berlin in Research Methodology, a Reader and Assistant Professor at the Technical University of Berlin in Qualitative Methods and Evaluation; and Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Medical Sociology at the Hannover Medical School. He has held visiting appointments at the London School of Economics, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, at Cambridge University (UK), Memorial University of St. John’s (Canada), University of Lisbon (Portugal), Institute of Higher Studies in Vienna, in Italy and Sweden, and at the School of Psychology at Massey University, Auckland (NZ). His main research interests are qualitative methods, social representations in the fields of individual and public health, vulnerability in fields like youth homelessness or migration and technological change in everyday life. He is author Designing Qualitative Research (London: SAGE 2007) and Managing Quality in Qualitative Research (London: SAGE 2007) and editor of The SAGE Qualitative Research Kit (London: SAGE 2007), A Companion to Qualitative Research (London: SAGE 2004), Psychology of the Social (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), Quality of Life and Health: Concepts, Methods and Applications (Berlin: Blackwell Science, 1995), and La perception quotidienne de la Santé et la Maladie: Théories subjectives et Représentations sociales (Paris: L’Harmattan, 1993). As his most recent publications, he wrote Introducing Research Methodology – A Beginners’ Guide to Doing a Research Project and edits the SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis (London: SAGE 2014).

 

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