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
  • 225,318

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 a psychologist and sociologist and holds a PhD from Freie Universitat Berlin. He has been professor at Alice Salomon University (Berlin) and at University of Vienna, Austria. His main research interests include qualitative methods, access to labor market for refugees and after migration, social representations of health, vulnerability, youth homelessness, and technological change in everyday life.

He edited The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis (SAGE, 2014), The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Collection (SAGE, 2018), The SAGE Qualitative Research Kit (2nd ed. SAGE, 2018) and, most recently, The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research Design (SAGE, 2022). He is the author of Introducing Research Methodology: Thinking Your Way Through Your Research Project (3rd ed., SAGE, 2020), Designing Qualitative Research (2nd ed., SAGE, 2018), Doing Grounded Theory (SAGE, 2018), Doing Triangulation and Mixed Methods (SAGE, 2018), and An Introduction to Qualitative Research (6th ed., SAGE, 2018).

In 2019, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Qualitative Inquiry for dedication and contributions to qualitative research, teaching and, practice, and dissemination.
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