The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research

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Presenting the state of the art for the theory and practice of qualitative inquiry, this landmark Handbook has been a publishing phenomenon in the human sciences since it first released in 1994. As with earlier editions, the Fourth Edition is virtually a new volume.

Representing the best thinking from top scholars from around the world, the new edition continues the book's tradition of synthesizing an existing literature, defining the present, and shaping the future of qualitative research. The editors and contributors address issues of social justice and examine how people's struggles can inform public issues and in turn be transformed into social policy. Their writings are underpinned by a critical framework, and they are committed to addressing inequalities. As with previous editions, their aim is to show how the practices of qualitative research can effect change in the world in positive ways.

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research is an absolutely essential reference for any scholar interested in the art, science, and practice of qualitative research, as well as a critical resource for all academic and public libraries.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 784 pages
  • 220.98 x 281.94 x 35.56mm | 1,814.36g
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 1412974178
  • 9781412974172
  • 53,865

Table of contents

PREFACE - Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln
Chapter 1. Introduction: The Discipline and Practice of Qualitative Research - Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln
Chapter 2. Revitalizing Universities by Reinventing the Social Sciences: Bildung and Action Research - Morten Levin and Davydd Greenwood
Chapter 3. A History of Qualitative Inquiry in Social and Educational Research - Frederick Erickson
Chapter 4. Ethics and Politics in Qualitative Research - Clifford Christians
Chapter 5. Ethics, Research Regulations, and Critical Social Science - Gaile Cannella and Yvonna S. Lincoln
Chapter 6. Paradigmatic Controversies, Contradictions, and Emerging Confluences, Revisited - Yvonna S. Lincoln, Susan A. Lynham, and Egon G. Guba
Chapter 7. Feminist Qualitative Research in the Millenium?s First Decade: Developments, Challenges, Prospects - Virgina Olesen
Chapter 8. The Sacred and Spiritual Nature of Endarkened Transnational Feminist Praxis in Qualitative Research - Cynthia B. Dillard and Chinwe Okpalaoka
Chapter 9. Critical Pedagogy, and Qualitative Research: Moving to the Bricolage - Joe L. Kincheloe, Peter McLaren and Shirley Steinberg
Chapter 10. Cultural Studies: Performative Imperatives and Bodily Articulations - Michael D. Giardina and Josh L. Newman
Chapter 11. Critical Humanism and Queer Theory: Postscript 2011: Living With the Tensions - Ken Plummer
Chapter 12. Asian Epistemologies and Contemporary Social Psychological Research - James Liu
Chapter 13. Disability Communities: Transformative Research for Social Justice - Donna Mertens, Martin Sullivan and Hilary Stacei
Chapter 14. The Politics and Practices of Funding Qualitative Inquiry: Messages about messages about messages - Julianne Cheek
Chapter 15. Controversies in Mixed Methods Research - John W. Creswell
Chapter 16. Mixed Methods Research: Contemporary Issues in an Emerging Field - Charles Teddlie and Abbas Tashakkori
Chapter 17. Case Study - Bent Flyvbjerg
Chapter 18. Performance Ethnography - Judith Hamera
Chapter 19. Braiding Narrative Ethnography with Memoir and Creative Nonfiction - Barbara Tedlock
Chapter 20. The Constructionist Analytics of Interpretive Practice - James A. Holstein and Jaber F. Gubrium
Chapter 21. Grounded Theory Methods in Social Justice Research - Kathy Charmaz
Chapter 22. In the Name of Human Rights: I say (how) you (should) speak (before I listen) - Antjie Krog
Chapter 23. Jazz and the Banyan Tree: Roots and Riffs on Participatory Action Research - Mary Brydon-Miller, Michael Kral, Patricia Maguire, Susan Noffke and Anu Sabhlok
Chapter 24. What Is Qualitative Health Research? - Janice M. Morse
Chapter 25. Narrative Inquiry: Still a Field in the Making - Susan E. Chase
Chapter 26. Critical Arts-based Inquiry The Pedagogy and Performance of a Radical Ethical Aesthetic - Susan Finley
Chapter 27. Oral History - Linda Shopes
Chapter 28. Observations on Observation: Continuities and Challenges - Michael Angrosino and Judith Rosenberg
Chapter 29. Visual Methodology: towards a more seeing research - Jon D. Prosser
Chapter 30. Performative Autoethnography: Critical Embodiments and Possibilities - Tami Spry
Chapter 31. The Methods, Politics, and Ethics of Representation in Online Ethnography - Sarah Gaston
Chapter 32. Analyzing Talk and Text - Anssi Perakyla and Johanna Ruusuvuori
Chapter 33. Focus Groups: Contingent Articulations of Pedagogy, Politics, and Inquiry - George Kamberelis and Greg Dimitriadis
Chapter 34. Qualitative Research, Science and Government: Evidence, Criteria, Policy and Politics - Harry Torrance
Chapter 35. Reflections on Interpretive Adequacy in Qualitative Research - David L. Altheide and John M. Johnson
Chapter 36. Analysis and Representation across the Continuum - Laura L. Ellingson
Chapter 37. Post Qualitative Research: The Critique and the Coming After - Elisabeth Adams St. Pierre
Chapter 38. Qualitative Research and Technology: In the Midst of a Revolution - Judith Davidson and Silvana diGregorio
Chapter 39. The Elephant in the Living Room, or Extending the Conversation About the Politics of Evidence - Norman K. Denzin
Chapter 40. Writing into Position: Strategies for Composition and Evaluation - Ronald J. Pelias
Chapter 41. Evaluation as a Relationally Responsible Practice - Tineke Abma and Guy A. M. Widdershoven
Chapter 42. Qualitative Futures: Where We Might Go From Where We've Been - Judith Preissle
Chapter 43. Teaching qualitative research - Margaret Eisenhart and S. Jurow
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"Like previous editions, this offers the most comprehensive analysis in a single volume of the theories, techniques, and foundational thought underpinning qualitative inquiry.... Highly recommended." CHOICE
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The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research is my go-to book on methodologies, critical approaches to qualitative inquiry, in-depth treatment of core topics, and creative challenges and developments in various fields. It is a most useful transdisciplinary volume, and I recommend it to colleagues and students frequently. -- Christina Gringeri From novice to expert, all researchers will find the SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research essential to their qualitative work. -- Cassie Quigley Denzin & Lincoln confidently connect students to the depth and breadth of qualitative research methods. -- Stephen Underhill A great resource for graduate students trying to sort out the multiple possibilities for conducting qualitative research studies. -- Randee Lipson Lawrence The handbook is incredibly valuable for those seeking a deeper understanding of research methods. -- Charles Walts The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research provides an invaluable invitation for readers to explore the philosophical and theoretical impulses, confluences, and tensions in qualitative inquiry. It is an outstanding resource to researchers. -- Rachelle Hole This is the three-sided agenda of the fourth edition, to show how the discourses of the qualitative research inside and outside the classroom, can be used to help create and imagine a free democratic society. -- Masoud Ghaffari Enlightens students to methods and ideas that are exciting and new--a real paradigm shift for many!! -- Ann Marie Powers An absolute must for seasoned as well as novice qualitative researchers. It is THE reference book to have on hand; no methodologist, both qualitative or quantitative should be without in his/her library. -- Marc Spooner Since its first edition, the SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research has been a vital and indispensable resource for qualitative researchers and practitioners in a variety of academic disciplines. -- Gust A. Yep "Like previous editions, this offers the most comprehensive analysis in a single volume of the theories, techniques, and foundational thought underpinning qualitative inquiry.... Highly recommended." -- CHOICE
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About Norman K. Denzin

Norman K. Denzin is Distinguished Professor of Communications, College of Communications Scholar, and Research Professor of Communications, Sociology, and Humanities at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Denzin is the author or editor of more than two dozen books, including Indians on Display; Custer on Canvas; The Qualitative Manifesto; Qualitative Inquiry Under Fire; Searching for Yellowstone; Reading Race; Interpretive Ethnography; The Cinematic Society; The Voyeur's Gaze; and The Alcoholic Self. He is past editor of The Sociological Quarterly, co-editor (with Yvonna S. Lincoln) of four editions of the Handbook of Qualitative Research, coeditor (with Michael D. Giardina) of eight plenary volumes from the annual Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, co-editor (with Lincoln) of the methods journal Qualitative Inquiry, founding editor of Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies and International Review of Qualitative Research, and editor of three book series. Yvonna S. Lincoln is Professor of Higher Education and Educational Administration at Texas A & M University. She is author, coauthor, or editor of such books as Naturalistic Inquiry and Fourth Generation Evaluation (both with Egon G. Guba), and Organizational Theory and Inquiry. Vice President of Division J (Postsecondary Education) of the American Educational Research Association, Dr. Lincoln formerly served as president of the American Evaluation Association and is the recipient of many prestigious awards. Dr. Lincoln coedited, with Dr. Denzin, the Handbook of Qualitative Research.
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