Qualitative Research from Start to Finish

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Guilford Press, Jan 1, 2010 - Social Science - 348 pages
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"I know of no other book that so clearly, logically, and thoroughly walks the reader through every step of the qualitative research process. The book is state of the art in terms of current trends, in qualitative research, and its review of novel and classic qualitative studies is second to none. Despite his stature as a world-renowned qualitative researcher, Yin's approach and writing style are so accessible that readers will feel like he is speaking directly to them in a small seminar. Very helpful features include preview questions, vignettes, chapter summaries of key concepts learned, and practical exercises."--Joseph G. Ponterotto, Counseling Psychology Program, Fordham University.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1
3
Chapter 2
25
Chapter 3
49
Part II
73
Chapter 4
75
Chapter 5
109
Chapter 6
129
Chapter 7
155
Chapter 10
233
Chapter 11
255
Part IV
279
Chapter 12
281
Appendix
303
Glossary
307
References
315
Author Index
331

Chapter 8
176
Chapter 9
205
Part III
231
Subject Index
335
About the Author
348
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About the author (2010)

Robert K. Yin has directly overseen, led, or participated in nearly 200 studies, most using qualitative methods. He serves as the president of COSMOS Corporation, a firm devoted to social science research. Most recently, he has had an extensive assignment with the United Nations Development Programme, helping its staff to strengthen the use of qualitative research in its evaluations. Dr. Yin has taught methods courses in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he advises doctoral students in preparing the prospectuses for their dissertations, most recently at the University of Copenhagen. Currently, he holds the position of distinguished scholar-in-residence in the School of International Service at American University. In all, Dr. Yin has authored six books, edited four others, and published nearly 100 journal articles. His research has covered a wide array of fields, such as primary, secondary, and postsecondary education; health promotion, HIV/AIDS prevention, and substance abuse prevention; organizational development and program evaluation; neighborhood, community, and urban development; and technological innovation and communications.

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