Qualitative Research Design An Interactive Approach

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Book details

List price: $67.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/8/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach, Third Edition provides researchers and students with a user-friendly, step-by-step guide to planning qualitative research. Joseph A. Maxwell shows how the components of design interact with each other, and provides a strategy for creating coherent and workable relationships among these design components, highlighting key design issues. Written in an informal, jargon-free style, the book incorporates examples and hands-on exercises.

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;

Preface
About the Author
A Model for Qualitative Research Design
The Organization of This Book
The Exercises in This Book
Notes
Goals: Why Are You Doing This Study?
Personal, Practical, and Intellectual Goals
What Goals Can Qualitative Research Help You Achieve?
Notes
Conceptual Framework: What Do You Think Is Going On?
The Value (and Pitfalls) of Research Paradigms
Experiential Knowledge
Prior Theory and Research
The Uses of Existing Theory
Concept Maps
Other Uses of Existing Research
Pilot and Exploratory Studies
Thought Experiments
Notes
Research Questions: What Do You Want to Understand?
The Functions of Research Questions
Research Questions and Other Kinds of Questions
Research Hypotheses in Qualitative Designs
General Questions and Particular Questions
Instrumentalist Questions and Realist Questions
Variance Questions and Process Questions
Developing Research Questions
Methods: What Will You Actually Do?
More and Less Structured Approaches
Negotiating Research Relationships
Site and Participant Selection
Decisions About Data Collection
The Relationship Between Research Questions and Data Collections Methods
Using Multiple Data Collection Methods
Decisions About Data Analysis
Strategies for Qualitative Data Analysis
Computers and Qualitative Data Analysis
Linking Methods and Questions
Notes
Validity: How Might You Be Wrong?
The Concept of Validity
Two Specific Validity Threats: Bias and Reactivity
Researcher Bias
Reactivity
Validity Tests: A Checklist
Generalization in Qualitative Research
Notes
Research Proposals: Presenting and Justifying a Qualitative Study
The Purpose of a Proposal
The Proposal as an Argument
The Relationship Between Your Research Design and Your Proposal Argument
A Model for Proposal Structure
Notes
A Proposal for a Study of Medical School Teaching
A Proposal for a Study of Online Learning by Teachers
References
Index

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