An Introduction to Qualitative Research

An Introduction to Qualitative Research

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The definitive guide to the full qualitative research process, from design to dissemination, this is everything you need to understand how good quality research is produced, and how to use and enrich your own work with it.

New to this edition:

- A new structure follows the research process step-by-step

- Brand new chapter on digital methods and social media data explores cutting-edge research

- Multi-disciplinary case studies give you real research examples whatever your subject

- Focused reading exercises help you explore the literature and build a better bibliography

- Integrated online resources, to master the key concepts, discover real research and track your progress

An Introduction to Qualitative Research has everything a social science student needs to understand and explore the richness of qualitative research.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 696 pages
  • 186 x 232 x 38.1mm | 1,220g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 1526445654
  • 9781526445650
  • 287,445

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Why and how to do qualitative research
Chapter 2 The qualitative-quantitative distinction
Chapter 3 Theoretical frameworks
Chapter 4 Methods and data in qualitative research
Chapter 5 Texts as data in qualitative research
Chapter 6 Formulating a research question
Chapter 7 Choosing and constructing the research design
Chapter 8 Planning the process in qualitative research
Chapter 9 Ethics of doing qualitative research
Chapter 10 Using the existing literature
Chapter 11 Entering the field
Chapter 12 Sampling
Chapter 13 Extending qualitative designs with triangulation
Chapter 14 Collecting verbal data
Chapter 15 Doing interviews
Chapter 16 Doing focus groups
Chapter 17 Using narrative data
Chapter 18 Collecting data beyond talk
Chapter 19 Observation and ethnography
Chapter 20 Visual data: photography, film and video
Chapter 21 Using documents as data
Chapter 22 Digital and social media research
Chapter 23 Analyzing qualitative data
Chapter 24 Transcription and data management
Chapter 25 Grounded theory coding
Chapter 26 Thematic coding and content analysis
Chapter 27 Using naturally occurring data: conversation, discourse and hermeneutic analysis
Chapter 28 Using software in qualitative data analysis
Chapter 29 Quality of qualitative research: criteria and beyond
Chapter 30 Writing qualitative research
Chapter 31 State of the art and the future
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This sixth edition offers a comprehensive yet accessible guide for understanding, designing and successfully carrying out qualitative research. Its combination of insights into different research traditions, practical advice and real-world examples make it a valuable resource for both beginners and experienced qualitative researchers. -- Chris Moeller The book is a very comprehensive guide for qualitative researchers that covers different methodologies used in information systems research. It provides useful instructions and tips for all stages of a qualitative study, and also helps novices and experts avoid pitfalls when doing qualitative inquiry. -- Sabine Matook This 6th edition of "Introduction to Qualitative Research" comprises most recent developments in qualitative social research and navigates the reader through the entire research process from initial planning to dissemination. With the integration of interactive digital elements, it makes it a highly attractive resource for both students and teachers. -- Carolin Demuth With the 6th edition, the increased focus on practical implementation fosters a step-by-step guide for new researchers in qualitative research. Furthermore, the digital extension provides novices with an opportunity to work with the comprehensive body of knowledge, making this edition highly recommendable for students. -- Tania B. Leer
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About Uwe Flick

Uwe Flick is Senior Professor of Qualitative Research in Social Science and Education at the Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany. He is a trained psychologist and sociologist and received his PhD from the Freie Universitat Berlin in 1988 and his Habilitation from the Technical University Berlin in 1994. He has been Professor of Qualitative Research at Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany and at the University of Vienna, Austria. Previously, he was Adjunct Professor at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's, Canada; a Lecturer in research methodology at the Free University of Berlin; a Reader and Assistant Professor in qualitative methods and evaluation at the Technical University of Berlin; and Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Medical Sociology at the Hannover Medical School. He has held visiting appointments at the London School of Economics, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, Cambridge University (UK), Memorial University of St John's (Canada), University of Lisbon (Portugal), Institute of Higher Studies in Vienna, in Italy and Sweden, and the School of Psychology at Massey University, Auckland (New Zealand). His main research interests are qualitative methods, social representations in the fields of individual and public health, vulnerability in fields like youth homelessness or (forced) migration. He is the editor of The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis (Sage, 2014), The SAGE Qualitative Research Kit (Sage, 2nd edn, 2018), A Companion to Qualitative Research (Sage, 2004), Psychology of the Social (Cambridge University Press, 1998). His most recent publications are the sixth edition of An Introduction to Qualitative Research (Sage, 2018), Doing Grounded Theory (Sage, 2018), Doing Triangulation and Mixed Methods (Sage, 2018), The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Collection (editor, Sage, 2018), the third edition of Introducing Research Methodology - Thinking Your Way through Your Research Project (Sage, 2020) and Doing Interview Research - The Essential How To Guide (Sage 2021). In 2019, Uwe Flick received the Lifetime Award in Qualitative Inquiry at the 15th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry.
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