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Successful Qualitative Research : A Practical Guide for Beginners - Dr. Victoria Clarke

Successful Qualitative Research

A Practical Guide for Beginners

Paperback Published: 22nd March 2013
ISBN: 9781847875822
Number Of Pages: 400

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*Shortlisted for the BPS Book Award 2014 in the Textbook Category*

*Winner of the 2014 Distinguished Publication Award (DPA) from the Association for Women in  Psychology (AWP)*


Successful Qualitative Research: A Practical Guide for Beginners is an accessible, practical textbook. It sidesteps detailed theoretical discussion in favor of providing a comprehensive overview of strategic tips and skills for starting and completing successful qualitative research.

Uniquely, the authors provide a "patterns framework" to qualitative data analysis in this book, also known as "thematic analysis." The authors walk you through a basic thematic approach, and compare and contrast this with other approaches. This discussion of commonalities, explaining why and when each method should be used, and in the context of looking at patterns, will provide you with complete confidence for your qualitative research journey.

    This textbook will be an essential textbook for undergraduates and postgraduates taking a course in qualitative research or using qualitative approaches in a research project.

    Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here.

    Industry Reviews

    'Like water wings for the qualitative research beginner, Successful Qualitative Research: A Practical Guide for Beginners gracefully supports methodological novices until they learn to swim elegantly, on their own, in qualitative waters... As a teacher, researcher or a student, you will want to thank the gifted methodologists Braun and Clarke for making it all seem so easy'
    Michelle Fine
    The City University of New York, NY, USA

    'This is an admirably useful textbook that provides an uncommonly accessible, practical, and absorbing introduction for beginners to qualitative research'

    Eva Magnusson
    Umea University, UMEA, Sweden

    'A clear, engaging and intelligent qualitative research guide which will greatly appeal to students new to this area. The authors should be commended for their lively style and attention to often hidden processes and practices involved in successful qualitative research'
    Brendan Gough
    Leeds Metropolitan University

    'This book provides an excellent introduction to qualitative research, combining in-depth explanation of the distinctive nature and goals of qualitative research methods with practical tips and helpful examples for beginners'

    Lucy Yardley
    University of Southampton

    'Virginia Braun and Victoria Clarke present a clear and comprehensive road map for executing a successful qualitative study. They do so in a very engaging way that really brings the process to life for the reader. This book will be an essential read for anyone contemplating a qualitative research project'
    Guy Faulkner
    University of Toronto


    'This practical guide refreshingly demystifies the qualitative research process, relentlessly pushing an agenda for uncomplicated but high standards across the board and generously enabling anyone, no matter how inexperienced, to get on with it and do it well. It is the kind of guide that not only says how to do it but that actually shows how to do it, with a myriad of real, reproduced examples, extremely useful tables, boxes, chapter summaries, questions for discussion, exercises and lists of resources including references to a companion website with even more guidance and examples.' -- Edith Steffen

    Some Very Important Starting Information
    10 Things You Need to Know about Qualitative Research, before You Start Doing It
    Planning and Designing Qualitative Research
    Interactive Data Collection 1: Interviews
    Interactive Data Collection 1: Focus Groups
    Textual Data Collection
    Written Self-Report Data and 'Secondary' Sources
    Moving towards Analysis
    First Analytic Steps
    Familiarization and Coding
    Identifying and Analyzing Patterns across Data
    Identifying and Analyzing Stories and Actions within Data
    Writing and Communicating Qualitative Research
    Doing First Class Qualitative Research
    Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

    ISBN: 9781847875822
    ISBN-10: 1847875823
    Audience: Tertiary; University or College
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 400
    Published: 22nd March 2013
    Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 17.1  x 2.1
    Weight (kg): 0.66

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