Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology

Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology : Putting Theory Into Practice

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Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology by Dennis Howitt provides a comprehensive, practical and up to date coverage of the area. For the fourth edition, the text has been extensively revised for easier reading and comprehension. With a clear and straightforward style, the book introduces qualitative research from data collection to analysis. Examples of real research and practical guidance for each methodological approach are included throughout to equip the reader with an understanding of the process and the skills to be able to carry out their own research. There are also dedicated sections on ethics, quality and report writing. All of this is achieved while providing a thorough theoretical and historical context for the qualitative methods.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 200 x 270 x 30mm | 1,190g
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 4th New edition
  • 1292251204
  • 9781292251202
  • 966,428

Table of contents

Contents vii

Preface xiii

Acknowledgements xvii

Part 1 Background to qualitative methods in psychology 1

1 What is qualitative research in psychology and was it really hidden? 5

2 How qualitative methods developed in psychology: the qualitative revolution 28

Part 2 How to collect qualitative data 53

3 Qualitative interviewing 55

4 Focus groups 81

5 Ethnography/participant observation 100

Part 3 Qualitative data analysis 121

6 How to transcribe recordings 124

7 Thematic analysis 148

8 Using grounded theory 170

9 Social constructionist discourse analysis and discursive psychology 195

10 Conversation analysis 230

11 Foucauldian discourse analysis 256

12 Phenomenology 281

13 Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) 308

14 Narrative analysis 331

Part 4 Successful writing-up, ensuring quality and ethical

clearance in qualitative research 353

15 How to write a good qualitative report 355

16 Ensuring quality in your research 383

17 How to obtain ethical clearance for qualitative research 404

18 Examples of qualitative report writing: learning to write good reports 431

Glossary 470

References 491

Index 515
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About Dennis Howitt

Dennis Howitt is with Loughborough University
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