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Author Merriam, Sharan B.

Title Qualitative Research [electronic resource] : A Guide to Design and Implementation

Published Hoboken : Wiley, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
Edition 3
Physical description 1 online resource (322 p.)
Notes Description based upon print version of record.
Contents Qualitative Research: A Guide to Design and Implementation; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Overview of the Contents; Acknowledgments; The Author; Part 1: The Design of Qualitative Research; Chapter 1: 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 2: Types of Qualitative Research
Basic Qualitative ResearchPhenomenology; Ethnography; Grounded Theory; Narrative Analysis; Critical Research; Summary; Chapter 3: Qualitative Case Study Research; Case Study Defined; A Bounded System; Special Features; Types of Qualitative Case Studies; Historical and Observational; Intrinsic and Instrumental; Multisite Case Studies; Strengths and Limitations of Case Studies; Summary; Chapter 4: 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 LiteratureWhy Review the Literature?; Conducting and Writing Up a Literature Review; Sample Selection; Types of Purposeful Sampling; How Many in the Sample?; The Sample in Case Studies; Summary; Part 2: Collecting Qualitative Data; Chapter 5: Conducting Effective Interviews; Interview Data; Types of Interviews; By Structure; By Philosophical and Disciplinary Orientation; Focus Group 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 DataSummary; Chapter 6: Being a Careful Observer; Observation in Research; What to Observe; Relationship Between Observer and Observed; Recording Observations; Summary; Chapter 7: Mining Data from Documents; Types of Documents; Public Records; Personal Documents; Popular Culture Documents; Visual Documents; Physical Material/Artifacts; Researcher-Generated Documents; Using Documents in Qualitative Research; Limitations and Strengths of Documents; Online Data Sources; Online Versus Off-line Data; Effects of the Medium on Data Gathering; Ethical Issues
SummaryPart 3: Analyzing and Reporting Qualitative Data; Chapter 8: Qualitative Data Analysis; Beginning Analysis During Data Collection; Managing Your Data; How to Analyze Qualitative Data; The Goal of Data Analysis; The Step-by-Step Process of Analysis; Computers and Qualitative Data Analysis; Data Analysis and Types of Qualitative Research; Phenomenological Analysis; Grounded Theory; Ethnographic Analysis; Narrative Analysis; Case Studies; Content Analysis and Analytic Induction; Summary; Chapter 9: Dealing with Validity, Reliability, and Ethics; Validity and Reliability
Internal Validity or Credibility
Summary Praise for the Third Edition of Qualitative Research: "Sharan B. Merriam synthesizes twenty years of developments in qualitative research with clarity and acumen." ?Michael Quinn Patton, author, Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods "Here is a qualitative research methods book that reinforces the connection between professional experience and qualitative inquiry." ?Robert Stake, author, The Art of Case Study Research and Multiple Case Study Analysis "In this new edition, Sharan Merriam once again presents the world of qualitative research in language engaging and accessible?for new and experienced readers alike. If you can have only one book about qualitative research, this is it!" ?Patricia M. Reeves, associate professor, School of Social Work, University of Georgia "Mystified by qualitative research? You couldn't ask for a better guide than Sharan Merriam, who introduces you to the fundamental concepts of this research method, explains its complex forms, and then shows you exactly how to do a high-quality qualitative study." ?M. Carolyn Clark, coeditor, The International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.
Other author Ebook Library
Subject Case method.
Education -- Research -- Case studies.
Education -- Research -- Methodology.
Qualitative research.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781118947012 73.50 (NL)