Constructing Methodology for Qualitative Research

Constructing Methodology for Qualitative Research

Author: Bobby Harreveld

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137599438

Category: Education

Page: 270

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This book explores the webs of vulnerability in methodological decision-making that illustrate the deceptive strength of qualitative research. Each chapter will resonate with readers differently as they read themselves into the tensions and tangles of qualitative research when confronted with the challenges of establishing methodological frameworks for educational and social enquiry. The authors are postgraduate, early career researchers and supervisors who analyse their methodological encounters with the nimble, fluid, messy and iterative processes of qualitative research. The book flows structurally from positioning the researcher within these processes to the manoeuvring of self across necessarily selective social science disciplines in education, arts and humanities. It rejuvenates the pioneering spirit, the sense of mission and innovativeness of qualitative research.

Digital Tools for Qualitative Research

Digital Tools for Qualitative Research

Author: Trena Paulus

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446296813

Category: Reference

Page: 216

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Digital Tools for Qualitative Research shows how the research process in its entirety can be supported by technology tools in ways that can save time and add robustness and depth to qualitative work. It addresses the use of a variety of tools (many of which may already be familiar to you) to support every phase of the research process, providing practical case studies taken from real world research. The text shows you how to select and use technology tools to: engage in reflexivity collaborate with other researchers and stakeholders manage your project do your literature review generate and manage your data transcribe and analyse textual, audio and visual data and represent and share your findings. The book also considers important ethical issues surrounding the use of various technologies in each chapter. On the companion website, you'll find lots of additional resources including video tutorials and activities. Whether you're a novice or expert social researcher, this book will inspire you to think creatively about how to approach your research project and get the most out of the huge range of tools available to you.

Qualitative Research in Social Work

Qualitative Research in Social Work

Author: Ian Shaw

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446235027

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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`A really fine book... an impressive work that adds much to the development of the use of qualitative methodology in social work research' - William J Reid, University at Albany 'The back cover of the book proclaims that "Qualitative Research in Social Work will be essential reading for all students, practitioners and researchers undertaking social work research." That just about sums it up for me' - British Journal of Social Work `This book is a significant milestone in the development of social work research. It is characterized by an unparalleled command of the field of qualitative research in social work, and by a commitment to an understanding of the demands and potential of day-to-day social work practice' - Mike Fisher, Director of Research, National Institute for Social Research `Qualitative Research in Social Work edited by Ian Shaw and Nick Gould, provides a state-of-the-art exposition and analysis of qualitative inquiry in relation to social work.... The book has an unusual degree of coherence for one with several authors. The five chapters by the editors (parts one and three) do an exceptional job of providing the necessary background information and setting the context for the six application chapters and of highlighting and discussing the issues raised in those chapters. The editors are respected scholars well-versed in the theory and practice of qualitative research. Similarly, the contributing authors represent both considerable experience in this field and a diversity of interests. This combination makes Qualitative Research in Social Work an excellent text for students, practitioners, and researchers alike. It is a benchmark for social work progress in this area and points the way for the continued development of qualitative inquiry' - Professor Stanley L Witkin, Department of Social Work, University of Vermont There is a clear need for a book which treats qualitative research as a substantive theme within social work, setting epistemological and methodological issues in a context whereby the agenda is set by, and is relevant to, social work. Qualitative Research in Social Work is just such a book and will be immensely useful for students, practitioners and researchers interested in and undertaking social work research. In the introductory chapters the co-authors set qualitative research within a context of social work developments and problems. The central section provides additional topicality and directness through specially commissioned chapters from leading figures in this field each covering key qualitative methods and relating them to social work settings, and the final section which reviews qualitative research in social work, and aims to exemplify ways in which social work thought and practice can be advanced through research.

Doing Qualitative Research Differently

Doing Qualitative Research Differently

Author: Wendy Hollway

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446290163

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

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Hollway and Jefferson have updated their ground-breaking book for students and researchers looking to do qualitative research differently. The new edition critically reviews many of the assumptions, claims and methods of qualitative research and also acts as a `how to' guide to the method the authors call the Free Association Narrative Interview. In the new edition, the authors situate their arguments firmly within a tradition of psychosocial research and show how their method has developed over the last decade. The book follows this approach through the phases of empirical research practice. At each stage they use examples from their own research and end with an extended case study which demonstrates the value of their method in producing a psychosocial research subject; that is, one with socially-imbued depth, complexity and biographical uniqueness.

Acts of Inquiry in Qualitative Research

Acts of Inquiry in Qualitative Research

Author: Bárbara M. Brizuela

Publisher: Harvard Educational Review Reprint Series

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110468209

Category: Education

Page: 470

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In this volume, researchers, practitioners, participants, and scholars address the proliferation of methodologies, ethical and disciplinary concerns, and issues of equity and diversity such research raises from a wide variety of viewpoints. Acts of Inquiry in Qualitative Research also presents a broad assortment of articles by authors from several academic disciplines who examine their own fields' contribution to qualitative research in the past as well as future trends. The book is divided into six sections reflecting different acts of inquiry in qualitative research: habits of thought and work ethics and validity the relationships of the researcher and the participants data collection data analysis and interpretations the uses of research Acts of Inquiry is unique in bringing together a rich collection of theoretical arguments and case studies, making it an invaluable resource for teaching, learning, and practicing qualitative research.

Doing Qualitative Research

Doing Qualitative Research

Author: Benjamin F. Crabtree

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39076001462154

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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This volume discusses essential strategies for doing qualitative research. Each chapter establishes the context in which the specific methods should be chosen, offers a step-by-step description of the method, tells how the quality of the method is assessed, and provides interesting true-to-life examples. Special topics include an overview of qualitative research methods, data collection approaches, strategies for analysis, and special cases of examination.

Qualitative Research Design for Software Users

Qualitative Research Design for Software Users

Author: Silvana di Gregorio

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: NWU:35556039265012

Category: Computers

Page: 272

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“Di Gregorio & Davidson provide an essential guide for qualitative researchers who wish to get to grips with the potential of software packages for handling qualitative data, research design and ethical and privacy issues ... The authors open up new ground … by integrating the discussion of qualitative data analysis software into the wider context of methodological practice. The authors' arguments and general approach are illustrated in an accessible and engaging manner through the use of detailed case studies of qualitative research using a range of software packages. A smooth read, crammed full of invaluable advice and 'best practice' guidelines and checklists…” Derek Layder, University of Leicester, UK This book is an essential guide for anyone using qualitative data analysis software (QDAS), particularly useful for those who want to go beyond a basic introduction to discover how to get the most out of software and how to identify the methodological issues they need to consider. The book is organized in three parts – the first part addresses the methodological issues that need to be addressed when designing qualitative research using QDAS; the second part uses case studies to demonstrate the issues and the design framework introduced in the first part. These chapters are supported by numerous screenshots illustrating the software under discussion. The last part contains practical appendices to help readers apply the framework introduced to their own research. Di Gregorio and Davidson introduce: The notion of the E-Project or electronic project as a genre A framework for representing the research design of a project in any QDAS package Ethical considerations when working in QDAS A variety of contextual issues including national and organizational differences Eight real research projects of a variety of designs and using different QDAS (ATLAS.ti, MAXqda, NVIVO, and XSight) Separate checklists for ATLAS.ti, MAXqda, NVIVO, and XSight, providing practical help in applying the research design framework presented in the book Uniquely, the book examines issues related to both academic and non-academic uses of QDAS. Qualitative Research Design for Software Users is a useful reference for upper level students, academics and researchers across a range of disciplines.

Research Methods Pedagogy: Engaging Psychology Students in Research Methods and Statistics

Research Methods Pedagogy: Engaging Psychology Students in Research Methods and Statistics

Author: Lynne Roberts

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889450107

Category:

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Research methods and statistics are central to the development of professional competence and evidence based psychological practice. (Noun, masculine) research on the development of psychological literacy. Despite this, many psychology students express little interest in, and in some cases of active dislike of, learning research methods and statistics. This ebook brings together current research, innovative evidence-based practice, and critical discourse.

Canadian Essentials of Nursing Research

Canadian Essentials of Nursing Research

Author: Joanne Profetto-McGrath

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781605477299

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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"Completely revised With timely content and state-of-the-art research undertaken by Canadian nurse researchers, the Third Edition of this trusted resource provides the guidance you need to effectively critique every aspect of nursing research and apply the results to clinical practice. Canadian Essentials of Nursing Research uses clear, straightforward language and a "user-friendly" presentation to help you understand, retain, and apply fundamental concepts with ease." --Book Jacket.