The Oxford Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods in Education

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George W. Noblit
Oxford University Press, 2020 - Education - 1648 pages
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods in Education has brought together scholars from across the globe who use qualitative methods in their research to address the history, current uses, adaptations for specific knowledge domains and situations, and problematics that drive the methodology. The two-volume set is the most comprehensive resource available on qualitative methods in education. For novice researchers, these volumes enable a broad view of the methods and how to enact them in the studies that early-career researchers may wish to conduct. For the experienced researcher, the range of approaches and adaptations covered enables the development of sophisticated methodological designs. For those who are qualitative research methodologists, this book reveals where the methodology has come from and where it is going. Methodologists can use these volumes to discern where new ideas and practices are needed, and provide the bases for new methodological works. For those who teach these methods, the Encyclopedia is an invaluable compendium that can be tapped for inclusion in courses and to enable the instructor to be able to quickly respond to specific student needs with high-quality methodological resources.

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George W. Noblit is Joseph R. Neikirk Distinguished Professor of Sociology of Education (Emeritus) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the recent recipient of lifetime achievement award (2019) and the Mentoring Award (2017) from Division G of AERA, and the Mary Ann Raywid Award from the Society of Professors of Education (2016). He is an internationally known qualitative research methodologist. He has several books on qualitative methods including: Cultural Constructions of Identity: Meta-ethnography and Theory (Oxford University Press, 2018, co-edited with Luis Urrieta, Jr.); Postcritical Ethnography (Hampton Press, 2004, co-edited with Susana Y. Flores and Enrique G. Murillo, Jr.); Particularities (Peter Lang, 1999); and Meta-Ethnography (Sage, 1988, co-authored with R. Dwight Hare). He is the founding editor in chief of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education.

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