Essentials of a Qualitative Doctorate

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Left Coast Press, Oct 15, 2012 - Social Science - 168 pages
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Have you been working toward a qualitative doctorate without a guide? Immy Holloway and Lorraine Brown are here to help. Breaking down the process step by step, this book gives essential advice on navigating the whole program. You’ll first get some tips on selecting a research topic and writing a proposal. From there, you’ll receive guidance on your research journey, all the way through the completion (and publication!) of your dissertation. Also included is a helpful recommended reading list broken down by research area. This book is an excellent resource for doctoral students of qualitative research and for those who are still considering whether to make the leap.

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Deyeloping the Research Question or Problem
tirounded Theory
Inclusion of Theoretical Perspectiyes
Ongoing Dialogue with the Literature
Producing Data
writing Up the Qualitatiye Dissertation
Dissemination of Research Findings

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About the author (2012)

Immy Holloway is professor emeritus in the School of Health and Social Care at Bournemouth University. As a sociologist she taught and supervised qualitative research for several decades. She was the founder member and a co-director of the Centre for Qualitative Research at Bournemouth University before retirement and still works there part-time. She is active in pursuing her interest in qualitative research by supervising PhD students as well as writing articles and books, some of which have been translated into several languages.

Lorraine Brown is senior lecturer in Tourism Education at Bournemouth University and head of postgraduate programmes within the School of Tourism. Her research interests include cross-cultural interaction, the impact of prejudice on the sojourn experience and the outcome of culture contact. She teaches qualitative research methods to masters and doctoral students and supervises doctoral students. She has published findings from qualitative studies in a range of journals, including event management, tourism and hospitality and education.

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