Successful Qualitative Research

This accessible, practical 'how to' guide provides students with a step-by-step toolkit of the why, when and how of qualitative methods, for anyone studying qualitative research or doing a research project.

Author: Virginia Braun

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847875815

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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This accessible, practical 'how to' guide provides students with a step-by-step toolkit of the why, when and how of qualitative methods, for anyone studying qualitative research or doing a research project.

Successful Qualitative Health Research

This book offers a clear, no-nonsense approach that will be invaluable to students and professionals in nursing, medicine, allied health and public health.

Author: Emily C Hansen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 100024654X

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 691

A practical overview for health students and health professionals embarking on an applied research project using a qualitative approach. Successful Qualitative Health Research offers a thorough introduction to the field, written in a very clear and concise fashion. Emphasising the rigorous approach required in health research, it provides a step by step guide to designing a research project using qualitative methods, and to collecting, analysing and presenting different types of data. Hansen provides essential insights into the ideas and arguments underpinning different qualitative methods, and highlights the links between theory and practice. She also explains the importance of choosing the most appropriate form of data analysis. Each chapter features real life examples from experienced researchers from a wide range of health fields. These examples show how researchers have overcome common problems and offer inspiration and guidance. Applied qualitative research is increasingly being used to explore a range of issues in health, both on its own and as an adjunct to quantitative research. This book offers a clear, no-nonsense approach that will be invaluable to students and professionals in nursing, medicine, allied health and public health. 'I strongly recommend this book to all those looking to undertake ethical and rigorous qualitative research in the field of health and health care.' - Dr Jon Adams, Director, Qualitative Research Laboratory, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle 'From thinking about theory to writing for publication, this text covers a massive amount of ground in a fresh and dynamic way. It will enthuse the beginner and refresh the old hand . . .' - Associate Professor Jane Gunn, Research Director, Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne

Collecting Qualitative Data

Answering with a resounding 'yes', this book introduces the reader to a wide array of exciting and novel techniques for collecting qualitative data in the social and health sciences.

Author: Virginia Braun

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316849058

Category: Psychology

Page:

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Is there more to qualitative data collection than face-to-face interviews? Answering with a resounding 'yes', this book introduces the reader to a wide array of exciting and novel techniques for collecting qualitative data in the social and health sciences. Collecting Qualitative Data offers a practical and accessible guide to textual, media and virtual methods currently under-utilised within qualitative research. Contributors from a range of disciplines share their experiences of implementing a particular technique, provide step-by-step guidance to using that approach, and highlight both the potential and pitfalls. From gathering blog data to the story completion method to conducting focus groups online, the methods and data types featured in this book are ideally suited to student projects and other time- and resource-limited research. In presenting several innovative ways that data can be collected, new modes of scholarship and new research orientations are opened up to student researchers and established scholars alike.

Doing Qualitative Research

Filled with exercises to test your understanding and develop your skills, as well as David's own tips for research success based on years of experience, this book is essential reading for anyone doing qualitative research.

Author: David Silverman

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 144628140X

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

View: 600

In the fourth edition of his best-selling textbook, David Silverman provides a step-by-step guide to planning and conducting qualitative research. Using real examples from real postgraduate students, the book makes it easy to link theory to methods and shows how to move from understanding the principles of qualitative research to doing it yourself. The new edition has been fully updated and now includes: - a brand new chapter on formulating a research question appropriate for qualitative research - an expanded discussion of the role of theory in research - extended discussion of case study research and the number of cases needed for effective qualitative research - further coverage of focus groups and analysing internet data - new student examples from around the world - a new section on the common pitfalls encountered in qualitative research - an expanded companion website with more student examples and videos. Filled with exercises to test your understanding and develop your skills, as well as David's own tips for research success based on years of experience, this book is essential reading for anyone doing qualitative research.

Successful Writing for Qualitative Researchers

Discussing all aspects of translating research into writing, this text should be of use to students, researchers and writers concerned with getting their research written and having it published.

Author: Peter Woods

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415355391

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 182

View: 222

Discussing all aspects of translating research into writing, this text should be of use to students, researchers and writers concerned with getting their research written and having it published.

Planning Your Qualitative Research Thesis and Project

The new edition of Planning Your Qualitative Research Thesis and Project provides easily accessible worked examples and valuable models which can be used as guides for plans and proposals.

Author: Tom O'Donoghue

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351165542

Category: Education

Page: 206

View: 124

The new edition of Planning Your Qualitative Research Thesis and Project provides easily accessible worked examples and valuable models which can be used as guides for plans and proposals. By demonstrating the thought and forward planning that is required when proposing a credible interpretivist study, this book provides the reader with all the theory and practical understanding necessary to conduct a successful qualitative research project. This new edition provides examples of contemporary topics related to a range of countries across the developed and developing world, and new chapters which include: An example of a ‘perspectives‘ study Policy studies and the interpretivist paradigm Life history studies Interactionist historical studies The interpretivist paradigm and research based on ‘problem focused‘ ideas With chapters and studies providing contemporary and relevant examples, this new edition is the perfect introductory guide for students looking to complete their first qualitative thesis project. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, it is an accessible introduction, and an invaluable resource for early stage doctoral students, and for students undertaking research and enquiry.

Qualitative Research

This title provides a one-stop resource for all those approaching qualitative research for the first time, as well as those revisiting core concepts and issues.

Author: Maggi Savin-Baden

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780415674782

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 569

View: 935

Qualitative Research: The Essential Guide to Theory and Practiceprovides a one-stop resource for all those approaching qualitative research for the first time, as well as those revisiting core concepts and issues. It presents a comprehensive overview of this rapidly developing field of inquiry, cleverly combined with practical, hands-on advice on how to conduct a successful qualitative study. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the authors break through difficult terminology to guide readers through the choices they will face during research design, implementation, and beyond. Each chapter is then brought to life by an array of relevant, real-life examples from expert researchers around the globe. Divided into seven sections, this unique text covers: Considering perspectives Acknowledging a position Framing the study Choosing a research approach Collecting data Working with data and findings Writing about the research A dedicated companion website offers a whole host of additional teaching and learning resources, including additional chapters on publishing qualitative research, sample lesson plans and activities, further case studies, and much more. From the foundations of the subject through to its application in practice, Qualitative Research: The Essential Guide to Theory and Practiceis an indispensable companion for qualitative researchers worldwide.

Qualitative Methods in Public Health

Careful study design and data management are critical, and it's important to resist drawing conclusions that the data cannot support. This book shows you how to conduct high-quality qualitative research that stands up to review.

Author: Elizabeth E. Tolley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111883450X

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 657

"Qualitative Methods in Public Health, Second Edition, like its predecessor, is a comprehensive introduction and guide that is rich in practical strategies and methods. It provides a thorough yet simple explanation of the logic and rationale for qualitative approaches, with step-by-step procedures for every phase of research, such as focussing on a theory, study design, data collection, analysis, interpretation, writing, and dissemination. Written for faculty, students, and practitioners in public health research, promotion, and education, the book will be useful to both new and seasoned researchers, thanks to its vast selection of sample forms and illustrative appendices. Basic tools include guidlelines for discussions, sample budgets, and caveats for planning and implementing focus groups, and forms. This edition is greatly expanded with examples and applications from global health, cases specifically illustrating study design, web and mobile technologies, mixing of methods, and new innovations in dissemination. Pedagogical toosl to enrich teaching and learning have also been added to each chapter. The authors are all researchers with Family Health International, the renowned nonprofit organization for public health and international development"--

Doing a Successful Research Project

This book is a straightforward, user-friendly guide on how to manage your research project successfully - akin to having a tutor at your side.

Author: Martin Brett Davies

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137306505

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 969

Carrying out a research project is a daunting task, presenting you with deadline anxieties, unfamiliar language and practical dilemmas. This book is a straightforward, user-friendly guide on how to manage your research project successfully - akin to having a tutor at your side. Doing a Successful Research Project: • offers an accessible introduction to qualitative and quantitative methods • takes you through the entire research process from planning to write-up • includes extensive real-life examples of good and bad research practice The second edition of this no-nonsense textbook, containing further discussion of internet-based research methods, research ethics and more, provides students with the self-discipline and the confidence to conduct their own research projects, whatever discipline they are from, and also the understanding required to identify the advantages and disadvantages of different strategies.

Doing Qualitative Research

David Silverman's seminal Doing Qualitative Research can justifiably claim to be `the supervisor in your pocket' for all PhD and Masters students embarking on their own qualitative research project.

Author: David Silverman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412901970

Category: Social Science

Page: 395

View: 674

David Silverman's seminal Doing Qualitative Research can justifiably claim to be `the supervisor in your pocket' for all PhD and Masters students embarking on their own qualitative research project. This hugely popular textbook has been fully revised and updated and is one of the few books available that can claim to be essential reading for anyone planning their own research project. Written in a lively, accessible style, this step-by-step guide provides answers to all the questions students ask when beginning their first research project. Silverman demonstrates how to learn the craft of qualitative research by applying knowledge about different methods to actual data. He provides practical advice on key issues, such as: defining `originality' and narrowing down a topic; keeping a research diary and writing a research report; and presenting research to different audiences. Features of Doing Qualitative Research: Second Edition include: - six new chapters - case studies of students' own experiential accounts of doing research - essential guidance on practical issues such as working with your supervisor or writing up your research - end-of-chapter 'researcher's checklists' - a range of examples from across the full range of social science disciplines, including sociology, education, health studies and business studies - the latest discussions of CAQDAS and E-research - an all new and extended methods glossary Doing Qualitative Research: Second Edition retains Silverman's uniquely accessible, hands-on style, walking the student through every aspect of the process of actually doing a qualitative research project. Packed with case studies and examples of students' experiences, the book has many features to aid study, including overviews, summaries of key skills and a glossary of terms. Each stage in the research process is grounded in worked examples based on the experiences of real students, with exercises designed both to test readers' knowledge and to encourage the development of practical skills.

Successful Writing for Qualitative Researchers

Author: Peter Woods

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415188474

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

View: 256

Annotation. Academics and postgraduates alike are now under increasing pressure to improve the quality and rate of their publications. The book discusses all aspects of translating research into writing, including: - getting started and keeping going- putting into words what you want to say- ways of organizing your work- coping with problems, blockages and sustaining morale- writing a literature review- the effective use of computers- style and format- editing your writing- writing alone and writing in a team- approaching problems and getting published.Now brought fully up-to-date to cover recent innovations in research and technology this well respected book will help readers to publish the results of their research with maximum clarity and impact. New sections cover writing a literature review and the effective use of computers.

How to Write Qualitative Research

This text provides the perfect companion for writers of almost any skill level, from undergraduates to professionals.

Author: Marcus B. Weaver-Hightower

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351659049

Category: Psychology

Page: 274

View: 993

Qualitative research has exploded in popularity in nearly every discipline from the social sciences to health fields to business. While many qualitative textbooks explain how to conduct an interview or analyze fieldnotes, rarely do they give more than a few scant pages to the skill many find most difficult: writing. That’s where How to Write Qualitative Research comes in. Using clear prose, helpful examples and lists, it breaks down and explains the most common writing tasks in qualitative research, and each chapter suggests step-by-step how-to approaches writers can use to tackle those tasks. Topics include: writing about and with qualitative data composing findings orginizing chapters and sections using grammar for powerful writing revising for clarity writing conclusions, methods sections, and theory creating and writing about visuals writing different types of qualitative research and different document types Each chapter features real-world examples from both professionals and students, hands-on practice activities, and template sentences that show qualitative writers how to get started. This text provides the perfect companion for writers of almost any skill level, from undergraduates to professionals. Whether you are writing a course paper, a dissertation, or your next book, How to Write Qualitative Research will help you write clearer, more effective qualitative research.

Qualitative Research Methods

From selecting appropriate methods to publishing your findings, this second edition offers a multidisciplinary introduction to the qualitative research process built around the authors’ Qualitative Research Cycle – consisting of the ...

Author: Monique Hennink

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473944252

Category: Reference

Page: 376

View: 895

Practical and straightforward, this book is a multidisciplinary introduction to the process of planning, conducting and analysing qualitative research, from selecting appropriate methods to publishing your findings. Built around the authors’ Qualitative Research Cycle – consisting of the design, data collection and analytic cycles – this pragmatic guide clearly demonstrates the steps you need to take to ensure your research is rigorous and robust. Drawing on decades of experience teaching workshops, the book is packed with techniques and tools to help you turn theory and method into research practice. This second edition: Showcases the importance of linking research design to data analysis, helping you avoid potential pitfalls and get the most out of your data Highlights the relevance and wide application of qualitative methods with an array of international examples of real field research and interdisciplinary case studies Gives clear guidance on writing qualitative research, including how to respond to critiques of qualitative methods Has a renewed focus on evaluating quality in qualitative research, ensuring your work is valid, reflexive and ethical Offering tried and tested research tools like interview guides that you can apply to your own projects and supported by online resources including checklists and reflective questions, this book is the perfect companion for anyone looking to complete a successful project using qualitative research methods.

Qualitative Research

This is a comprehensive and accessible first text on qualitative methods that boasts a who's who of leading qualitative methodologists and is a must-have book for any student involved in doing research.

Author: David Silverman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446259573

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

View: 299

Lecturers, click here to request an electronic inspection copy - no waiting for the post to arrive! This hugely successful textbook has been fully updated and revised to make it even more accessible and comprehensive than previous editions. New chapters have been added on a range of key topics, including grounded theory, research ethics and systematic review. This book draws on a stellar list of leading qualitative researchers, each of whom is writing on their own specialized area in qualitative research, but doing so in a way that is clear and accessible to students and those new to the field of qualitative methods. All chapters also have added features - such as internet links, questions for readers and recommended readings. Alongside its engaging and accessible style, these new features make Qualitative Research the ideal textbook for all students working within this field. This is a comprehensive and accessible first text on qualitative methods that boasts a who's who of leading qualitative methodologists and is a must-have book for any student involved in doing research.


Qualitative Research for the Information Professional

Historical study Although the historical method is often overlooked in qualitative
research texts , it certainly embodies ... the personal relationships which
successful qualitative researchers build up with their subjects rely on mutual trust
and ...

Author: G. E. Gorman

Publisher: Library Association Publishing (UK)

ISBN:

Category: Information science

Page: 287

View: 458

This is an integrated manual on how to conduct qualitative research. Its coverage includes all aspects of the field from conception to completion and all areas from multisite studies to data organization. The book features many examples and case studies and a manual of practice.

Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods

CHAPTER FOURTEEN A Closing Remark Our purpose has been to introduce
qualitative research as an approach to ... our experience , a number of different
people from varied backgrounds have become successful qualitative researchers
.

Author: Robert Bogdan

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN:

Category: Phenomenology

Page: 266

View: 291


Qualitative Research Methods for Health Professionals

Detailed , accurate , and extensive fieldnotes are necessary for a successful
qualitative study . In studies that use participant observation , all data are
recorded as fieldnotes . Fieldnotes may also be used to supplement other forms
of data ...

Author: Janice M. Morse

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780803973268

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 385

A text for undergraduate and graduate levels that can be used as a supplement or a core text. Covers collecting, organizing, and making sense of qualitative data, and discusses interviewing, ethnographic field strategies, sociometry, content analysis, ethical issues, and writing research papers. This second edition contains more examples from outside the field of sociology, and new material on designing qualitative research and the role of computers in qualitative research and analysis. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Secrets of Successful Public Relations

The primary objective of qualitative work is to gain sufficient information about the
survey topic to be able to develop objectives, structure a questionnaire, and
conduct a successful quantitative study. Some research purists might disagree,
but I ...

Author: Charles S. Phillips

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780137986613

Category: Public relations

Page: 315

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Introducing Research Methodology

In this new book, specifically written for first time researchers, Uwe Flick, author of the highly successful Introduction to Qualitative Research, focuses on the process of producing an undergraduate research project.

Author: Uwe Flick

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446243299

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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In this new book, specifically written for first time researchers, Uwe Flick, author of the highly successful Introduction to Qualitative Research, focuses on the process of producing an undergraduate research project. Introducing Research Methodology: A Beginner's Guide to Doing a Research Project gives readers the fundamental data collection and analysis skills that they need for their first project, as well as a good understanding of the research process as a whole. It covers both quantitative and qualitative methods, and contains lots of real life examples from the author's own research. Its contents include: - reading and reviewing the literature - research design - writing up - research ethics As well as practical research techniques, Flick provides a basic explanation of methodological issues such as epistemology, the quantitative/qualitative debate and the wider social role of research, linking these to real world issues and examples and the actual task of researching and writing a project.