An introduction to qualitative research

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SAGE, Mar 5, 2009 - Psychology - 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 Urbana-Champaign

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

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

Qualitative and Quantitative Research
24
Linking Qualitative and Quantitative Results
30
Ethics of Qualitative Research
35
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Uwe Flick is trained as a psychologist and sociologist. He is Professor of Qualitative Research at Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany. Previously, 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), University of Vienna (Austria), in Italy and Sweden, and at the School of Psychology at Massey University, Auckland (NZ). His main research interests are qualitative methods, health and homelessness, sleep problems in nursing homes and social representations in the fields of individual and public health,. He is author of An Introduction to Qualitative Research – Fourth Edition (London: Sage 2009), Designing Qualitative Research (London: Sage 2008) and Managing Quality in Qualitative Research (London: Sage 2008) and editor of The SAGE Qualitative Research Kit (London: Sage 2007), A Companion to Qualitative Research (London: Sage 2004), and of Psychology of the Social (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998).

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