Doing Qualitative Research in Psychology: A Practical Guide

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SAGE Publications, Mar 25, 2010 - Psychology - 262 pages
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This unique text provides a complete introduction to qualitative methods in psychology and will be ideal reading for anyone doing a course in qualitative psychology or planning a practical project using qualitative approaches. Forrester’s book has been developed in tandem with its own dataset, collected specifically for the book which will be a unique resource for any students using the text. Using interview recordings (video and audio, available to readers on-line) alongside worked examples of different ways to analyze the same dataset, the handbook and the interview data together provide an invaluable resource for anybody interested in either learning or teaching qualitative methods in psychology.

 

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Contents

1 This Book and How to Use It
1
Part 1 Formulating Research Questions
13
2 Theory and Method in Qualitative Research
15
3 Conducting Literature Reviews
39
Part 2 Conducting Qualitative Research
57
4 Approaches to Data Collection in Qualitative Research
59
5 The Interview in Qualitative Research
77
6 Research Ethics in Qualitative Research
98
Discourse Analysis
135
Grounded Theory
154
Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
177
Conversation Analysis
202
Part 4 Writing Up
227
12 Writing Up the Qualitative Methods Research Report
229
References
247
Author Index
258

Practical Examples
119
7 Introducing the Data Set
121

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About the author (2010)

Michael A Forrester is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Kent, Canterbury. He is the author of The Development of Young Children's Social Cognitive Skills (1992).

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