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Beginning Qualitative Research : A Philosophical and Practical Guide - Pamela Maykut

Beginning Qualitative Research

A Philosophical and Practical Guide

Hardcover Published: 8th September 1994
ISBN: 9780750702720
Number Of Pages: 208

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Beginning Qualitative Research is a guide for novice practitioners. The reader and/or teacher, alone or as a part of a class on qualitative research, can conduct a qualitative inquiry from beginning to end using this work as the primary guide. The step-by-step instructions for each phase of the research allow the reader to learn, reflect on, and apply new knowledge and skills. Further, the novice qualitative researcher, by reflecting on the questions and issues raised in the text, can restructure their existing skills and knowledge in service of their research project. Importantly, these step-by-step instructions are embedded within the context of the philosophic underpinning of the research paradigm. Each chapter of the book, including the philosophical chapters, has activities which clarify and extend the readers' understanding of the themes being explored. From the generation of research ideas, to the collection and analysis of data, to the final write-up, novice qualitative researchers are given the tools for learning both the 'how to' and 'why' of a research project.

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. viii
Building a Philosophic Foundation for Qualitative Researchp. xiii
Philosophic Underpinnings: an Overviewp. 1
Before Beginning Research: a Philosophic Perspectivep. 7
Referencesp. 23
The Qualitative Posture: Indwellingp. 25
From Ideas to Outcomes: Conducting Qualitative Researchp. 41
Designing Qualitative Research: an Overviewp. 43
Generating Ideasp. 50
Building a Samplep. 56
Data Collection in the Natural Setting: Studying People, Studying Settingsp. 68
Data Analysisp. 119
Qualitative Data Analysis: an Overviewp. 121
Qualitative Data Analysis: Using the Constant Comparative Methodp. 126
Communicating the Outcomes of Qualitative Researchp. 150
Referencesp. 162
Appendixp. 165
p. 167
p. 171
Referencesp. 177
Interview Schedulep. 178
Interview Schedulep. 184
Indexp. 190
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ISBN: 9780750702720
ISBN-10: 0750702729
Series: The Falmer Press Teachers' Library, 6
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 8th September 1994
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1

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