Qualitative Research: A Guide to Design and Implementation

Qualitative Research: A Guide to Design and Implementation Author Sharan B. Merriam
ISBN-10 111900361X
ISBN-13 9781119003618
Year 2015-08-24
Pages 368
Language English
Publisher Jossey-Bass
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The bestselling guide to qualitative research updated and expanded Qualitative Research is the essential guide to understanding designing conducting and presenting a qualitative research study This fourth edition features new material covering mixed methods action research arts based research online data sources and the latest in data analysis including data analysis software packages as well as narrative and poetic analysis strategies A new section offers multiple ways of presenting qualitative research findings The reader friendly jargon free style makes this book accessible to both novice and experienced researchers emphasizing the role of a theoretical framework in designing a study while providing practical guidance Qualitative research reaches beyond the what where and when of quantitative analysis to investigate the why and how behind human behavior and the reasons that govern such behavior but this presents a number of significant challenges This guide is an invaluable reference for students and practitioners alike providing the deep understanding that this sometimes difficult area of research requires to produce accurate results The book contains a step by step guide to analyzing qualitative data and an addendum for graduate students with a template for a thesis dissertation or grant application Build a strong foundation in qualitative research theory and application Design and implement effective qualitative research studies Communicate findings more successfully with clear presentation Explore data sources data analysis tools and the different types of research

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