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Qualitative Research in Education A User's Guide

ISBN-10: 1412970520

ISBN-13: 9781412970525

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: Marilyn Lichtman

List price: $104.00
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Qualitative Research in Education: A Users Guide, 2nd Editionis a core textbook for graduate courses in educational research. As with the first edition, the book will provide readers with a blend of practical and theoretical information. The use of real-world examples and illustrations will help users grasp abstract ideas and apply them to their research. The 2nd Edition includes: A streamlined organization, consolidating similar topics to eliminate replication in the first 5 chaptersNew and updated examples to highlight the how-tos of doing qualitative research, along with new ways of thinking about qualitative research and information on new technologies.A new chapter on ethics, pulling together information from various spots in the existing chapters, to focus on this important and current topic.A new brief Student Study Site that includes sample forms, sample projects, and Web resources.
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Book details

List price: $104.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Marilyn Lichtman is a retired professor of educational research and evaluation from Virginia Tech at both the main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, and at the graduate campus in Falls Church, Virginia. After attending The University of Chicago as an undergraduate, she moved to Washington, D.C. She completed all her degrees at The George Washington University, receiving her doctorate in educational research. She taught both qualitative and quantitative research courses while at The Catholic University of America and Virginia Tech. She is a regular user of the Internet and social media and was an early contributor to teaching qualitative courses online. She is currently on the editorial boards of The Qualitative Report and Forum: Qualitative Social Research (FQS) , both online journals devoted to qualitative issues. She has served as a consultant to many school systems, private companies, and government agencies. She has traveled extensively throughout the world. Currently she serves on the docent council at the Corcoran gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Traditions and Influences
Introduction and Overview of the Field
Insights From the Past
Learning How to Be a Qualitative Researcher
Ethical Issues in Qualitative Research
Designing Your Research: Choosing From a Variety of Approaches
Gathering, Organizing, and Analyzing
Embarking on Qualitative Research
Self-Reflexivity and Subjectivity
The Role and Function of a Literature Review
Learning About Others Through Interviewing
Learning About Others Through Observations and Other Techniques
Putting it all Together
Making Meaning From Your Data
Communicating Your Ideas
Judging and Evaluating
Thinking About the Future