Making a Qualitative Difference

Making a Qualitative Difference : Social Justice and the Doctoral Process

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With a focus on critical orientations and equity methodologies Making a Qualitative Difference is a timely book which aims to support doctoral students and their advisors in negotiating the process of writing qualitative dissertations. The book opens up a discussion about stance, programs and purpose, providing guidance for negotiating a successful doctoral experience. The book draws on the authors' experiences as well as their analyses of national surveys, interviews of doctoral students, graduates and their advisors and research participants, in order to provide practical advice for every experience prior to, during, and after writing a critical qualitative more

Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 174 x 246mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138900389
  • 9781138900387

About Michelle Bryan

Michelle Bryan is Associate Professor of Educational Studies at the University of South Carolina, USA. Susi Long is Professor in the department of Early Childhood Education & Language and Literacy at the University of South Carolina, more

Table of contents

Introduction Section I: Critical Qualitative Research * Why Critical Qualitative Research? * What is Critical Qualitative Research? Section II: * Motives, Moves and Expectations: do you really want a Ph.D.? * The Ph.D. Application: presenting your best self * Post Admission: making wise decisions and bringing your "A" game Section III: * The Dissertation: practicalities and processes * Pitfalls and Challenges: keeping your eye on the prize * The Defense: preparing for and engaging in critical qualitative talk Section IV: After the Doctorate * Finding Paths to Power: making your qualitative study matter * What's Next?show more