Researching Interpersonal Relationships Qualitative Methods, Studies, and Analysis

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ISBN-13: 9781452203904

Edition: 2014

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Description: Researching Interpersonal Relationships: Qualitative Methods, Studies, and Analysis, by Jimmie Manning and Adrianne Kunkel, explores and demonstrates methodological tools and theories used to guide relationships research, especially studies of interpersonal communication. Featuring chapters illustrated by research studies conducted by leading communication scholars, this book introduces both classic and cutting-edge methodological approaches to qualitative inquiry and analysis. Each chapter highlights a particular method, context, and analytical tool. Through the methodological and analytical overviews, illustrative research studies, and post-study interviews with the researchers, readers can better understand how qualitative research approaches can expand and solidify understandings of personal relationships.

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List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Jimmie Manning (PhD, University of Kansas) is an associate professor of communication at Northern Illinois University. His research program focuses on meaning-making in relationships and has been supported by a number of funding agencies including the National Science Foundation and Learn & Serve America. He has generated over 50 publications including the co-edited Case Studies of Communication About Sex and journal articles in outlets such as Communication Monographs and Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication . That research has won numerous awards, including the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Early Professional Leadership Award and ten different top-paper designations from professional academic organizations. He teaches classes exploring relational communication, qualitative research methods, social media, communication theory, and cultural studies, and has received the National Communication Association Outstanding Mentor in Master's Education Award and the Central States Communication Association's Outstanding New Teacher Award, among other teaching honors. He currently edits the journal Sexuality & Communication.

Introduction: Embracing a Full Spectrum of Interpersonal Communication Research
Understanding Personal Relationships Through an Interpretivist-Oriented Lens
Interpretivism Explained
A Family of Interpretivist Theories
Embracing Multiple Paradigms
Confusing Normative and Interpretive Approaches
What Interpretivist-Oriented Qualitative Research Is Not
What Interpretivist-Oriented Qualitative Research Is
A Future of Methodological Plurality in Interpersonal Communication Studies
Reworking Assumptions in Interpersonal Communication Studies
Commitments for Interpretivist-Oriented Interpersonal Communication Studies
Interpretive Possibilities for Interpersonal Communication Theory
Method and Analysis in Qualitative Relationships Research
Research Traditions
Grounded Theory
Interpersonal Considerations for Maxwell's Interactive Design Model
Conceptual Framework
Research Questions
Bringing It All Together: Considering Quality
Working Paradoxes for Interpretivist-Oriented Interpersonal Communication Researchers
Tracy's Criteria for Quality Qualitative Research
Examining Possibility
Interviews, Emotion Coding, and a Family Communication Study
Interviews and the Study of Relationships
Flexibility and Probing
Discovery and Elaboration
Best Practices for Collecting Interviews
Using Emotion Coding in Relationships Research
An Overview of Emotion Coding
Another Approach to Emotion Coding
Aunts and the Emotional Experience of Generativity: An Illustrative Research Study Using Interviews and Emotion Coding
Patricia Sotirin, Michigan Technical University, and Laura Ellingson, Santa Clara University
Reflecting on the Study: Excerpts From an Interview With Laura Ellingson and Patricia Sotirin
Focus Groups, Values Coding, and a Romantic Relationships Study
Focus Groups and the Study of Relationships
Validity Concerns in Focus Group Studies
Employing Focus Groups in Interpersonal Relationship Research
Best Practices for Conducting Focus Groups
Using Values Coding in Relationships Research
An Overview of Values Coding
Adults' Meanings of Friends-With-Benefits Relationships: A Romantic Relationships-Oriented Study Using Focus Groups and Values Coding
Reflecting on the Study: Excerpts From an Open-Ended Survey Completed by Laura Stafford
Open-Ended Surveys, Taxonomic Coding, and a Friendship Study
A Need for Survey Research
Allowing Space and Time Through Surveys
Encouraging Openness and Detail
Best Practices for Collecting Open-Ended Survey Data
Developing Taxonomies (or Typologies) Through Interpersonal Communication Research
Common Results of Taxonomic Analysis
Taxonomic Trees
Domain and Taxonomic Analysis Is a Way to Analyze Qualitative Data: Using Semantic Relationships as a Means for Studying Long-Distance Friendship
Reflecting on the Study: Excerpts From an Interview With Erin Sahlstein
Ethnography, Dramaturgical Coding, and a Sexuality Study
Ethnography, Participant Observation, and the Study of Relationships
Ethnography: The Basics
The Spirit of Ethnography
Dwight Conquergood and Exploring Dialogue
D. Soyini Madison and Positionality
H. L. Goodall and Writing the New Ethnography
Moving Interpersonal Communication Into Ethnographic Realms
Entering the Ethnographic Field
Writing Good Field Notes
Ethnography and Ethics
Ethnographic Inspirations
Exercising Caution
Dramaturgical Analysis
Prostitutes as "Sex Workers": A Dramaturgical Analysis of Identity at a Legal Brothel
Reflecting on the Study: Excerpts From an Interview With Jennifer C. Dunn
Discourse Analysis, Thematic Analysis, and a Study of Computer-Mediated Communication
Discourse Analysis and the Study of Relationships
Connecting Everyday Talk and Other Texts to Interpersonal Relationships
Discursive Practice
Discursive Practices in Everyday Talk
From Talk to Analysis
Analyzing Discourse
Selecting a Discourse
Tools for Analysis
The Critical Discourse Analysis Movement
Thematic Analysis
The Online Discourse of Wounded Warrior Wives: A Study of Online Discourses Using Thematic Analysis 161
Reflecting on the Study: Excerpts From an Interview With Denise Haunani Solomon
Narrative Inquiry, Crystallization, and a Study of Workplace Relationships
Narrative and the Study of Relationships
The Importance of Narrative and Stories in Relationships
Narrative Studies of Interpersonal Communication
Uses of Narratives in Interpersonal Communication
Using Method to Encourage Narrative
Narrative Interviews
Narrative Environments and Close Relationships
Additional Narrative Exemplars
Feminist Inspiration and Critical Potential: Narrative as Dialogic Liberation
Qualitative Crystallization: Representation Across Multiple Genres
Crystallization : Performing and Analyzing Women Engineers' Workplace Stories and Interpersonal Communication
Reflecting on the Study: Excerpts From an Interview With Patrice M. Buzzanell
Writing and Presenting Qualitative Interpersonal Communication Studies
Functions for "Good" Interpretive Theorizing From Research
Final Thoughts on Validity and Qualitative Research
Disseminating Qualitative Research Findings
Goals of the Book
Reviewing the Experience
Our Stories, Your Stories
About the Authors
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