An Introduction to Qualitative Research
'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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I'm sorry and apologies to the author but I found it to be a horrible book. I have rarely ever come across such a horrible text book. It seems like clumsily put together compilation of terms, phrases and texts from all over. You want to explain qualitative research to a beginner, and the first paragraph of the introductory research goes "Qualitative Research is of specific relevance to the study of social relations, due to the fact of the pluralisation of life worlds. Key expressions for this pluralization are the "new obscurity""
Are you serious. This is how you explain the relevance of qualitative research to a beginner? It is not engaging, not fun, rarely has examples.
I'm so glad I didn't spend money on buying this book. But somebody did. And Universities will spend public money on buying this. What a waste. I waste 10 good minutes of reading time on this junk.
Its highly recommended from one of my lecturer.
4 ETHICS OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
PART 2 FROM THEORY TO TEXT
5 MAKING USE OF THE LITERATURE IN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
6 THEORETICAL POSITIONS UNDERLYING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
CONSTRUCTION AND UNDERSTANDING OF TEXTS
PART 3 RESEARCH DESIGN
8 THE QUALITATIVE RESEARCH PROCESS
9 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
PART 6 FROM TEXT TO THEORY
22 DOCUMENTATION OF DATA
23 CODING AND CATEGORIZING
25 NARRATIVE AND HERMENEUTIC ANALYSIS
26 USING COMPUTERS IN QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS
PART 7 GROUNDED AND WRITING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
10 ENTERING THE FIELD
PART 4 VERBAL DATA
15 FOCUS GROUPS
PART 5 OBSERVATION AND MEDIATED DATA
17 OBSERVATION AND ETHNOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHY FILM AND VIDEO
19 USING DOCUMENTS AS DATA
USING THE INTERNET
28 QUALITY CRITERIA IN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
30 WRITING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
INTEGRATION AND OUTLOOK
33 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH STATE OF THE ART AND THE FUTURE
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