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The Practice of Qualitative Research : Engaging Students in the Research Process - Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber

The Practice of Qualitative Research

Engaging Students in the Research Process

Paperback Published: 15th March 2016
ISBN: 9781452268088
Number Of Pages: 432

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The Practice of Qualitative Research guides readers step by step through the process of collecting, analyzing, designing, and interpreting qualitative research. Written by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber in an engaging style, this student-centered text offers invaluable insights into the practice of qualitative research, with coverage of in-depth interviewing, focus groups, ethnography, case study, and mixed methods research. The Third Edition features even more integrated attention to online research and implications of social media throughout all methods chapters; updates on qualitative analysis software; and significantly expanded coverage of ethics.

About the Author

Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber (PhD, University of Michigan) is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Women’s Studies & Gender Studies Program at Boston College in Massachusetts. She has published widely on the impact of socio cultural factors on women’s body image, including her book Am I Thin Enough Yet? The Cult of Thinness and the Commercialization of Identity, which was selected as one of Choice Magazine’s best academic books for 1996. She has also written widely on methodological and methods issues, including the role of technology and emergent methods in social research.

Dr. Hesse-Biber is co-editor of Emergent Methods in Social Research and the Handbook of Emergent Methods, as well as co-author of The Practice of Qualitative Research. She is also editor of the Handbook of Feminist Research: Theory and Praxis, which was selected as one of the Critics’ Choice Award winners by the American Education Studies Association and was also chosen as one of Choice Magazine’s Outstanding Academic titles for 2007. Dr. Hesse-Biber is co-developer of the software program HyperRESEARCH, a computer-assisted program for analyzing qualitative data, and the new transcription tool HyperTRANSCRIBE.

Industry Reviews

This lucid text covers nearly every aspect of qualitative research, with useful attention being paid to the thorny logistics and pragmatic problems often encountered by researchers in the field. It is a great introduction for students and a necessary resource for the more seasoned. -- Brian Creech
This is a great step-by-step teaching tool for students on how to conduct qualitative research. -- Kristen K. Bowen
With ample examples, The Practice of Qualitative Research provides clear guidance for students who aspire to conduct a qualitative research project. -- Aya Kimura Ida
This is a practical and easy-to-use manual for doctoral students in our program. The book is a thorough understanding of all the nuances and challenges of qualitative research with step-by-step approaches. This book takes some of the burden off the doctoral chair and allows the student more independence. I'm impressed! -- Jeanne L. Surface
In the new edition examples are clear, relevant, and applicable. Each chapter provides relevant, engaging examples that illustrate the selected method by including transcriptions, research studies, and personal accounts. Students will be required to read this text to learn about qualitative methods, but I predict this is one text they will actually want to read because it brings them stories of insights into the practice of learning the trade. -- Susan L. Wortmann

Part I: Taking a Qualitative Approach to Research
Chapter 1: An Invitation to Qualitative Research
What is Qualitative Research?
A Holistic Approach to Research
What Do We Want You to Learn from this Book?
Glossary
Discussion Questions/Activities
Resources
Chapter 2: Paradigmatic Approaches to Qualitative Research
What Are the Major Paradigmatic Approaches to Qualitative Research?
Conclusion
Glossary Terms
Resources
Chapter 3: Designing Qualitative Approaches to Research
How Do We Know What We Know?
What Is a Qualitative Approach to Research? Qualitative Research Inquiry: A Dynamic Dance
Conclusion
Glossary
Discussion Questions
Resources
Chapter 4: The Ethics of Social Research
Why Is Ethical Practice Important?
A Short History of Ethics in Research
How Are Research Participants Protected Today?
Beyond Informed Consent: What Are the Ethical Dilemmas in Social Research?
How Can I Observe Ethical Values in My Research Practice?
Do New Technologies in Social Research Impact the Practice of Ethical Research?
Conclusion
Glossary
Discussion Questions
Resources
Part II. Qualitative Research Practice
Chapter 5: In-Depth Interviewing
What Is an In-Depth Interview?
How Do You Design and Conduct an In-Depth Interview Study?
How Do You Conduct an In-Depth Interview
How Do You Analyze and Interpret Interviews?
Conclusion
Glossary
Discussion Questions
Resources
Chapter 6: Focus Group Research
What Are Focus Group Interviews?
Online Focus Groups
Ethics and Focus Group Research
Conclusion
Glossary
Discussion Questions
Resources
Chapter 7: Ethnography
What Is Ethnography?
A Very Brief Aside on Online Virtual Ethnographic Methods
How Do You Gather and Manage Your Ethnographic Data?
Conclusion
Glossary
Discussion Questions
Resources
Chapter 8: Case Study
What Is a Case Study?
What Are Some Reasons for Adopting a Case Study Approach?
Why Conduct Case Study Research
Case Study Examples
Conclusion
Glossary
Discussion Questions
Resources
Chapter 9: Researching Mass Media: Images and Texts by Lisa Cuklantz and Heather McIntosh
What Is Content Analysis
Strengths and Weaknesses of Qualitative Content Analysis
Qualitative Content Analysis of Online Texts
Research Databases for Mediated Texts
Making a Theoretical Contribution
Conclusion
Glossary
Discussion Questions
Chapter 10: Mixed Methods Research
What Is Mixed Methods Research?
What Is a Mixed Methods Research Design?
What is a Qualitatively-Driven Approach to Mixed Methods Research Inquiry?
Why Do Qualitative Researchers Use Mixed Methods?
What Are the Overall Problems and Prospects to Consider When Conducting a Mixed Methods Research Project?
Conclusion
Glossary
Discussion Questions
Resources
Part III: Tying the Strands Together
Chapter 11: Analysis and Interpretation of Qualitative Data
What is Qualitative Data Analysis?
How Do You Code Data?
What Computer-Assisted Software Exists for Qualitative Data Analysis?
Conclusion
Glossary
Discussion Questions
Resources
Chapter 12: Writing and Representation of Qualitative Research Projects
Who Is the Audience You Are Writing For?
Editing and Revising Your Research Paper
How Do I Represent the Voices of My Respondents?
Conclusion
Glossary
Discussion Questions/Activities
Resources
Conclusion: Future Directions of Qualitative Research Inquiry
The Future of Qualitative Research: ""Coming at Things Differently""
What's New in Qualitative Research Practice?
Emergent Methods: Some New Approaches to Old Methods
Conclusion: Staying Centered and Building Ethical Knowledge
Glossary Terms
Discussion Questions
Resources

ISBN: 9781452268088
ISBN-10: 1452268088
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 15th March 2016
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 18.6  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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