Qualitative Research for Education An Introduction to Theories and Methods

ISBN-10: 0205482937
ISBN-13: 9780205482931
Edition: 5th 2007 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $175.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/25/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

This concise, applied, and very clearly written introduction to qualitative research methods can be used effectively in a semester, or year-long course. This introductory-level text provides the reader with a background for understanding the uses of qualitative research in education (and other professions) examining its theoretical and historical underpinnings, and providing the ldquo;how-to'srdquo; of doing qualitative research. This new edition places qualitative research within current debates about research methods and alternative ways of knowing. While the authors approach the subject from a sociological perspective, they also take care to reflect the many changes in conceptualization of qualitative research brought by post-structural and feminist thought. New to This

Foundations of Qualitative Research in Education: An Introduction
Characteristics of Qualitative Research
Traditions of Qualitative Research
Theoretical Underpinnings
Ten Common Questions About Qualitative Research
Ethics
What Is to Come
Research Design
Choosing a Study
Case Studies
Multi-Site Studies
Additional Issues Related to Design
Concluding Remarks
Fieldwork
Gaining Access
First Days in the Field
The Participant/Observer Continuum
Doing Fieldwork in Another Culture
Researcher Characteristics and Special Problems with Rapport
Be Discreet
Research in Politically Charged and Conflict-Ridden Settings
Feelings
How Long Should an Observation Session Be? Interviewing
Visual Recording and Fieldwork
Triangulation
Leaving the Field
Qualitative Data
Some Friendly Advice
Fieldnotes
The Process of Writing Fieldnotes
Transcripts from Taped Interviews
Documents
Photography
Official Statistics and Other Quantitative Data
Concluding Remarks
Data Analysis
Analysis in the Field
Analysis After Data Collection
The Mechanics of Working with Data
Concluding Remarks
Writing It Up
Writing Choices
More Writing Tips
Criteria for Evaluating Writing
Texts
A Final Point About Getting Started
Applied Qualitative Research for Education
Evaluation and Policy Research
Action Research
Practitioner Uses of Qualitative Research
Examples of Observational Questions for Educational Settings
Examples of Fieldnotes
Glossary
References
Index

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