Qualitative research : a guide to design and implementation
- Merriam, Sharan B., author.
- Qualitative research : a guide to design and implementation / Sharan B. Merriam, Elizabeth J. Tisdell.
- Fourth edition.
- San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, a Wiley brand, 
- 1 online resource.
- Access for [All Campuses] - (Available on campus and off campus with authorized logon)
- Other contributors
- Tisdell, Elizabeth J., 1955- author.
- Uniform series
- Jossey-Bass higher and adult education series.
- Includes bibliographical references and index. Electronic reproduction. Ipswich, MA Available via World Wide Web.
Qualitative Research: A Guide to Design and Implementation; Contents; Preface; The Authors; Part One: The Design of Qualitative Research; Chapter One: What Is Qualitative Research?; The Nature of Qualitative Research; Where Does Qualitative Research Come From?; Philosophical Perspectives; Definition and Characteristics of Qualitative Research; Focus on Meaning and Understanding; Researcher as Primary Instrument; An Inductive Process; Rich Description; Other Characteristics and Competencies; Summary; Chapter Two:Six Common Qualitative Research Designs; Basic Qualitative Research; Phenomenology
- Contents note
EthnographyGrounded Theory; Narrative Inquiry; Qualitative Case Studies; When the Types of Qualitative Research Overlap; Summary; Chapter Three: Expanding the Qualitative Paradigm: Mixed Methods, Action, Critical, and Arts Based Research; Mixed Methods Research; A Brief History of Mixed Methods Research; Types of Mixed Methods Research; Action Research; Principles of Action Research; Types of Action Research; Critical Research; Goals and Types of Critical Research; Attending to Positionality and Reflexivity in Critical Research; Arts Based ResearchUse of the Arts in Data Collection and Research PresentationArts Based Research about Artists and Artistic Processes; Summary; Chapter Four:Designing Your Study and Selecting a Sample; Selecting a Topic; The Research Problem; The Theoretical Framework; What Is a Theoretical Framework?; Identifying Your Theoretical Framework; Reviewing the Literature; Why Review the Literature?; Conducting and Writing Up a Literature Review; Sample Selection; Types of Purposeful Sampling; ""Two-Tier"" Sampling; How Many in the Sample?; Summary; Part Two:Collecting Qualitative DataChapter Five:Conducting Effective InterviewsInterview Data; Types of Interviews; By Structure; By Philosophical and Disciplinary Orientation; Focus Group Interviews; Online Interviews; Asking Good Questions; Types of Questions, Good Questions, and Questions to Avoid; Probes; The Interview Guide; Beginning the Interview; Interviewer and Respondent Interaction; Recording and Transcribing Interview Data; Summary; Chapter Six:Being a Careful Observer; Observation in Research; What to Observe; Relationship Between Observer and Observed; Recording Observations; Online Observation; SummaryChapter Seven:Mining Data from Documents and ArtifactsTypes of Documents and Artifacts; Public Records; Personal Documents; Popular Culture Documents; Visual Documents; Physical Material and Artifacts; Researcher-Generated Documents and Artifacts; Using Documents and Artifacts in Qualitative Research; Limitations and Strengths of Documents and Artifacts; Special Considerations in Dealing with Online Data Sources; Online Versus Off-line Data; Effects of the Medium on Data Gathering; Ethical Issues in Online Environments; Summary; Part Three:Analyzing and Reporting Qualitative Data
- Subject headings
- Education--Research--Methodology. Education--Research--Case studies. Case method. Qualitative research.
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