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Essentials of Qualitative Inquiry

ISBN-10: 1598741071
ISBN-13: 9781598741070
Edition: 2009
Authors: Maria J. Mayan
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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 172
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Maria J. Mayan is a qualitative methodologist and has studied, wrote about, and conducted qualitative research since the early 1990s. She spent over 10 years at the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology learning and teaching qualitative inquiry locally and internationally. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Extension and Assistant Director of Womens and Childrens Health, Community University Partnership for the Study of Children, Youth and Families, University of Alberta. She has been invited to teach by government, not-for-profits, the private sector, and the academic community worldwide. Her research program is primarily community-based, focusing on partnerships and health policy.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction to Qualitative Inquiry
What Is Qualitative Inquiry?
Methodological Coherence and the Armchair Walkthrough
Qualitative Annoyances
Summary
Finding the Story behind the Numbers
Theory and Method
Ontology, Epistemology, and Theoretical Position/Perspective
Methodology and Method
Relationship between Theoretical Position/Perspective and Method
Summary
Sorting It Out
Method
Choosing a Method
The Methods
Summary
Many Methods and the Armchair Walkthrough
Research Question and Sampling
The Research Question
Sampling
Saturation
Summary
An Environmental Scan
Data Collection
Data Collection Strategies
Summary
Observation and Field Notes
Data Analysis
Inquiry as Deductive, Inductive, and Abductive
Terms and Processes of Data Analysis
Summary
Categorizing and Theming
Rigor
The Rigor Game
Talking, Doing, and Writing about Rigor
Being Rigorous
Summary
Examining Criteria/Standards
Proposal Writing
Before Writing: Proposals and Politics
Writing
Coordinating the Submission
Summary
Proposal Sawy
Ethics Boards, Risk, and Qualitative Research
Ethics: Beyond "Getting through Ethics"
Summary
Ethics without REBs/IRBs
Representation, Writing, and Reflexivity
Representation
Writing
Reflexivity
Summary
Uncle Ben's Last Words
Notes
References
Index
About the Author

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