Qualitative Research Methods: Collecting Evidence, Crafting Analysis, Communicating Impact

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 5, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 368 pages
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Qualitative Research Methods is a comprehensive, all-inclusive resource for the theory and practice of qualitative/ethnographic research methodology.

  • Serves as a “how-to” guide for qualitative/ethnographic research, detailing how to design a project, conduct interviews and focus groups, interpret and analyze data, and represent it in a compelling manner
  • Demonstrates how qualitative data can be systematically utilized to address pressing personal, organizational, and social problems
  • Written in an engaging style, with in-depth examples from the author’s own practice
  • Comprehensive companion website includes sample syllabi, lesson plans, a list of helpful website links, test bank and exam review materials, and exercises and worksheets, available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/tracy
 

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Contents

Kev characteristics of the qualitative research process
Historical matters
Paradigmatic reflections and theoretical
CONSIDER THIS 3 2 Whose stylistic rules?
CONSIDER THIS 3 3 How do i know myself?
Exploratory methods
Proposal Writing
Field roles fieldnotes and field focus
Interview practice
In summary
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words research
Writing to inquire
CHAPTER14 ualitative methodolo matters
Appendix
Appendix C
Index

Interview planning and design

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About the author (2012)

Sarah J. Tracy is Associate Professor of Human Communication at Arizona State University-Tempe. She has contributed more than 50 essays to such publications as Qualitative Inquiry, Communication Monographs, Management Communication Quarterly, and others. Dr. Tracy's research has garnered international acclaim and she regularly serves as qualitative methodology expert for granted research.

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