Writing up Qualitative Research

ISBN-10: 0761924299

ISBN-13: 9780761924296

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Harry F. Wolcott

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`Harry Wolcott's book is one of those little "must-have", "must-read" gems. The voice of experience is unmistakable. It's great fun to read, and chock full of helpful, "how-to-do-it" advice' - H Russell Bernard, University of Florida and author of Social Research MethodsHow do you select what to write up from all the qualitative data that has been collected? How can you best tell the story of your study? Harry F Wolcott has thoroughly revised the book that has provided a solution to this conundrum as well as inspired thousands of readers with their writing. Using lively examples and friendly tips gleaned from his own and other researchers' experiences and a warm, reflective (and, remarkably candid) writing style, Wolcott offers readers suggestions for when and where to begin, how to keep the momentum going once writing is underway, suggestions for tightening things up, alternatives for handling questions of theory and method, how to proceed with the mechanics of preparing a manuscript from the table of contents to the index, and how to get published. Designed in a new format to make it easier to locate and review key ideas, this second edition has been completely updated and expanded to include features, such as:Chapter 4 on Linking Up: Provides readers with thoughtful guidelines as to how and where to use theory, how much needs to be said about method, and some thoughts about the `traditional' literature reviewApplications: Give readers the opportunity to put into practice some of Wolcott's tips to improve or jump-start their own writingBulleted Reviews: Highlight the key points to remember from each chapterSubject and author indexes for easy referenceRead the book that will not only enable you to better tell the story of your research but will inspire you to write that dissertation, article, or book and incorporate writing into its essential place as part of a professional research career.`Written in an easy-to-read, conversational tone, Writing up Qualitative Research is useful and interesting and will be an important aid to graduate students working on their dissertations. It will also enable recent doctorates who accept university positions to advance in their profession through writing and publishing' - from review of First Edition in Harvard Educational Review`Recommended reading for anyone out there despairing of ever starting to turn that pile of transcripts into written form (and indeed for all those lucky enough to have already started)' - from review of First Edition in Social Research Association News
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List price: $38.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/22/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Alice Beck Kehoeis professor emeritus of anthropology at Marquette University, and author of a dozen books, including Controversies in Archaeology, The Ghost Dance: Ethnohistory and Revitalization,andNorth American Indians: A Comprehensive Account. Paul L. Doughtyis Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of anthropology and Latin American studies at the University of Florida. He is coauthor ofPeru: A Cultural HistoryandPeasants, Power, and Applied Social Change: Vicos as a Model.

Writing Versus Ought-to-be-Writing
Looking Ahead
Jump Start
Getting Going
How to Begin
Following a Writing Plan
When to Begin
Where to Begin
Analysis and Interpretation
The Problem of Focus
Problems of Sorting and Organizing Data
Putting Ideas to Test
Keeping Going
Stay With It
The Expanding Hanging File Approach
Keeping Up the Momentum
When It's Time for Details, Get Them Right the First Time
Keeping Track of References
Keeping Track of Bits and Pieces
Getting Feedback
Linking Up
The "Lit" Review
Making the Link to Theory
Linking Up Through Method
Research Techniques in Qualitative Inquiry
Finding Ways to Represent Qualitative Approaches Graphically
Conceptualizing Qualitative Approaches as a Tree Method, Your (Data Collection) Methods, and Methodology
Method or Theory as Narrative
Forging Links
Tightening Up
Reviewing for Content and Style
Revising and Editing
Honing Your Editorial Skills
Formal Editorial Skills
How Do You Conclude a Qualitative Study?
Alternatives to Concluding a Study
Running out of Space
Crowding More In
Cutting More Out
In Short
Finishing Up
The Front Matter
The Body of the Text
The Back Matter
End Game
Getting Published
Alternative Ways to Get Into Print
On Not Getting Published
Final Thoughts
References and Select Bibliography
Name Index
Subject Index
About the Author/About the Book
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