Qualitative Research Design An Interactive Approach

ISBN-10: 0761926089
ISBN-13: 9780761926085
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach, Second Edition provides researchers and students a user-friendly, step-by-step guide to planning qualitative research. A bestseller in its first edition, this invaluable book presents an innovative approach to the components of design and how they interact with each other. The text presents a clear strategy for creating coherent and workable relationships among these design components and highlights key design issues. Based on a course the author taught for seven years at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the work is written in an informal, jargon-free style and incorporates many examples and hands-on exercises. This edition includes new or substantially expanded discussions of * Research paradigms * Defining a research problem * Site and participant selection * Relationships with research participants * Data analysis * Reliability and validity Qualitative Research Design presents a flexible, systemic model of design, which is perfect for designing studies and research proposals. Experienced researchers will welcome author Joseph A. Maxwells refreshing approach and clear, direct style, and professors across the social sciences will find this an invaluable text for graduate research courses.

Joseph A. Maxwell is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University , where he teaches courses on research design and methods. nbsp; He is the author of Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach (Sage, 1996) as well as papers on qualitative methodology, mixed method research, socio-cultural theory, and medical education. nbsp; He has also worked extensively in applied settings. nbsp; He has given seminars and workshops on teaching qualitative research methods and on using qualitative methods in various applied fields, and has been an invited speaker at conferences and universities in the U.S. , Puerto Rico , Europe , and China . nbsp; He has a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago . nbsp;

A Model for Qualitative Research Design
Purposes
Why Are You Doing This Study?
Conceptual Context
What Do You Think Is Going On?
Research Questions
What Do You Want to Understand?
Methods
What Will You Actually Do?
Validity
How Might You Be Wrong?
Research Proposals
Presenting and Justifying a Qualitative Study

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