Qualitative Journeys: Student and Mentor Experiences With Research

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Victor Minichiello, Jeffrey A. Kottler
SAGE Publications, Feb 10, 2009 - Social Science - 328 pages
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Qualitative Journeys: Student and Mentor Experiences with Research takes a fresh approach to teaching qualitative research. Authors Victor Minichiello and Jeffrey Kottler share stories of student qualitative research experiences that reveal the struggles, the joys, the discoveries, and the surprises that take place during the qualitative research journey. By studying examples of student research (including obstacles and how they were overcome), readers learn through the real-life experiences of other students. Throughout the textbook, the authors offer pragmatic guidance for what works and what does not work, along with suggested solutions.

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  • Provides the nuts and bolts of qualitative research in Part I
  • Includes a dozen "qualitative journeys,” narratives that tell the story of research studies, how they evolved, what was involved, and how they were conceived and conducted
  • Focuses on research from the perspective of student experiences and demonstrates the partnership between students and their mentors
  • Includes domestic and international examples of qualitative studies and real-life stories that convey the excitement and meaning of research
  • Considers the lessons learned and the main themes derived from all the qualitative journeys

Qualitative Journeys: Student and Mentor Experiences with Research is appropriate for use as a supplement or core text for courses in Qualitative Research, Counseling Research Methods, or Social Work Research Methods.

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About the author (2009)

Jeffrey A. Kottler, PhD, one of the most prolific authors in the fields of psychology and education, is professor of counseling at California State University, Fullerton. He has authored more than a dozen texts for counselors and teachers that are used in universities around the world, as well as a dozen books each for practicing therapists and educators. Some of his most highly regarded works include: Counseling Skills for Teachers, On Being a Therapist, Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy, Learning Group Leadership, and Changing People’s Lives While Transforming Your Own. Jeffrey has worked as a teacher, counselor, and therapist in preschool, middle school, mental health center, crisis center, university, community college, and private practice settings. He served as a Fulbright Scholar and Senior Lecturer in Peru (1980) and Iceland (2000) and has been a visiting professor in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Nepal.

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