Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design
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Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design : Choosing Among Five Approaches

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In the revised Fourth Edition of the best-selling text, John W. Creswell and new co-author Cheryl N. Poth explore the philosophical underpinnings, history, and key elements of five qualitative inquiry approaches: narrative research, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and case study. Preserving Creswell's signature writing style, the authors compare the approaches and relate research designs to each of the traditions of inquiry in a highly accessible manner. Featuring new content, articles, pedagogy, references, and expanded coverage of ethics throughout, the Fourth Edition is an ideal introduction to the theories, strategies, and practices of qualitative inquiry. show more

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  • Paperback | 488 pages
  • 187 x 231 x 17.78mm | 725.75g
  • SAGE Publications Inc
  • SAGE Publications (USA)
  • Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 1506330207
  • 9781506330204
  • 88,800

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-An excellent, detailed and clear guide for anyone seeking further knowledge about qualitative inquiry.---Billie Severtsenshow more

Table of contents

About the Authors Acknowledgments Analytic Table of Contents by Approach List of Tables and Figures 1. Introduction Purpose and Rationale for the Book What Is New in This Edition Positioning Ourselves Definition of Qualitative Research Selection of the Five Approaches Key Book Readings Audience Organization 2. Philosophical Assumptions and Interpretive Frameworks Questions for Discussion Situating Philosophy and Interpretive Frameworks Within the Research Process Philosophical Assumptions Interpretive Frameworks The Practice of Using Interpretive Frameworks in Qualitative Research Linking Philosophy and Interpretive Frameworks in Qualitative Research Chapter Check-In Summary Further Readings 3. Designing a Qualitative Study Questions for Discussion The Characteristics of Qualitative Research When to Use Qualitative Research What a Qualitative Study Requires From Us The Features of a “Good” Qualitative Study The Process of Designing a Qualitative Study Ethics in Qualitative Research The Design Structures of a Plan or Proposal Chapter Check-In Summary Further Readings 4. Five Qualitative Approaches to Inquiry Questions for Discussion Deciding Among the Five Approaches Narrative Research Phenomenological Research Grounded Theory Research Ethnographic Research Case Study Research Comparing the Five Approaches Chapter Check-In Summary Further Readings 5. Five Different Qualitative Studies Questions for Discussion A Narrative Study (Chan, 2010; see Appendix B) A Phenomenological Study (Anderson & Spencer, 2002; see Appendix C) A Grounded Theory Study (Harley et al., 2009; see Appendix D) An Ethnographic Study (Mac an Ghaill & Haywood, 2015; see Appendix E) A Case Study (Frelin, 2015; see Appendix F) Differences Among the Approaches Chapter Check-In Summary Further Readings 6. Introducing and Focusing the Study Questions for Discussion Interrelating the Study Problem, Purpose, and Questions Within Research The Research Problem Statement The Purpose Statement The Research Questions Chapter Check-In Summary Further Readings 7. Data Collection Questions for Discussion The Data Collection Circle Five Approaches Compared Chapter Check-In Summary Further Readings 8. Data Analysis and Representation Questions for Discussion Ethical Considerations for Data Analysis Three Analysis Strategies The Data Analysis Spiral Analysis Within Approaches to Inquiry Comparing the Five Approaches Computer Use in Qualitative Data Analysis Chapter Check-In Summary Further Readings 9. Writing a Qualitative Study Questions for Discussion Ethical Considerations for Writing Several Writing Strategies Overall and Embedded Writing Strategies A Comparison of Writing Structures Across Approaches Chapter Check-In Summary Further Readings 10. Standards of Validation and Evaluation Questions for Discussion Validation and Reliability in Qualitative Research Evaluation Criteria Comparing the Evaluation Standards of the Five Approaches Chapter Check-In Summary Further Readings 11. “Turning the Story” and Conclusion Turning the Story A Case Study: “Campus Response to a Student Gunman” A Case Study A Narrative Study A Phenomenology A Grounded Theory Study An Ethnography Conclusion Chapter Check-In Appendix A. An Annotated Glossary of Terms Appendix B. A Narrative Research Study—“Living in the Space Between Participant and Researcher as a Narrative Inquirer: Examining Ethnic Identity of Chinese Canadian Students as Conflicting Stories to Live By” Appendix C. A Phenomenological Study—“Cognitive Representations of AIDS” Appendix D. A Grounded Theory Study—“Developing Long-Term Physical Activity Participation: A Grounded Theory Study With African American Women” Appendix E. An Ethnography—“British-Born Pakistani and Bangladeshi Young Men: Exploring Unstable Concepts of Muslim, Islamophobia and Racialization” Appendix F. A Case Study—“Relational Underpinnings and Professionality—A Case Study of a Teacher’s Practices Involving Students With Experiences of School Failure” References Name Index Subject Indexshow more

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