Qualitative Research Practice A Guide for Social Science Students and Researchers

ISBN-10: 1446209121

ISBN-13: 9781446209127

Edition: 2nd 2014

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Why use qualitative methods? What kinds of questions can qualitative methods help you answer? How do you actually do rigorous and reflective qualitative research in the real world?Written by a team of leading researchers associated with NatCen Social Research (the National Centre for Social Research) this textbook leads students and researchers through the entire process of qualitative research from beginning to end - moving through design, sampling, data collection, analysis and reporting. In this fully revised second edition you will find: - A practical account of how to carry out qualitative research which recognises a range of current approaches and applications - A brand new chapter on ethics- A brand new chapter on observational research- Updated advice on using software when analysing your qualitative data- New case studies which illustrate issues you may encounter and how problems have been tackled by other researchers.This book is an ideal guide for students, practitioners and researchers faced with the challenges of doing qualitative research in both applied and academic settings in messy real-life contexts.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 11/19/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Rachel Ormston is a Research Director at the Scottish Centre for Social Research and co-director of the Scottish Social Attitudes survey. Publications include Attitudes to government in Scotland (Scottish Government Social Research, 2008).

One of the editors of the textbook Qualitative Research Practice, Dr Carol McNaughton Nicholls is a Senior Research Director at NatCen Social Research Crime and Justice Research Team. Carol has over 14 years of experience managing all aspects of complex, sensitive qualitative and mixed method projects and regularly delivers high impact research and evaluations to government in the UK. She specialises in research on sexual abuse, violence and exploitation with victims, perpetrators and professionals, and has previously researched homelessness, drug use, mental ill health and related policy and practice issues. Carol is passionate about the power of qualitative research to explore difficult but important social issues in a way that puts at the heart of the research those who have been affected by these issues, and also about the role researchers have to ensure their research informs real social and political change. Carol is also a Trustee of the Rape and Sexual Assault Support Centre (RASASC) in London, has published widely on a range of issues, regularly presents at national and international conferences and seminars, and is a trainer for NatCen Learning. Profile: http://www.natcen.ac.uk/about-us/people/staff/carol-mcnaughton-nicholls

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