Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Psychology

Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Psychology


By (author) Dennis Howitt


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  • Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
  • Format: Paperback | 576 pages
  • Dimensions: 194mm x 260mm x 32mm | 1,218g
  • Publication date: 29 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 0273770063
  • ISBN 13: 9780273770060
  • Edition: 2, New edition
  • Edition statement: 2nd New edition
  • Sales rank: 655,577

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This second edition of Dennis Howitt's Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Psychology provides a wealth of practical and theoretical advice which has made it such a trusted and valuable resource for students. Clear explanations and examples take you through qualitative research from data collection to analysis, and dedicated sections offer guidance on ethics, quality and report writing. Methods are broken down to give step-by-step practical advice and guidance, making sure that you understand the theory and can carry out your own research. All of this is achieved while providing a thorough theoretical and historical context for the various methods.

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Dennis Howitt is at Loughborough University

Table of contents

Part 1 Background to qualitative methods in psychology 1 What is qualitative research in psychology and was it really hidden? 2 How qualitative methods developed in psychology: the qualitative revolutiom Part 2 Qualitative data collection 3 Qualitative interviewing 4 Focus groups 5 Ethnography/participant observation Part 3 Qualitative data analysis 6 Data transcription methods 7 Thematic analysis 8 Qualitative data analysis: grounded theory development 9 Discourse analysis 10 Conversation analysis 11 Phenomenology 12 Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) 13 Narrative analysis Part 4 Planning and writing up qualitative research 14 Writing a qualitative report 15 Ensuring quality in qualitative research 16 Ethics and data management in qualitative research Glossary References Index