Introducing Qualitative Research

ISBN-10: 1446254607

ISBN-13: 9781446254608

Edition: 2nd 2014 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)

Authors: Rosaline Barbour

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Introducing Qualitative Research is an ideal starter text for those new to the field, providing thorough coverage of all the core areas of qualitative research practice. Rose Barbour draws on her extensive teaching experience to provide a clear, user-friendly introduction to the craft of doing qualitative research. Each chapter includes examples of real-life qualitative data and a range of exercises to help students get a feel for the process of generating and analysing qualitative data.The second edition includes:- New examples from a range of social science disciplines, making this the ideal book no matter what course you're studying- More on unobtrusive methods of data collection, such as documentary analysis- More on internet research methods, mixed methods and visual methods- A new section on using software in qualitative research- A brand new companion website full of additional lecturer and student resourcesBarbour's engaging style and clear explanations make this an ideal textbook for students of qualitative methods courses in any social science discipline, and for students or novice researchers doing qualitative research projects.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 11/19/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 7.32" wide x 9.13" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342

Interests Current research spans both of the School's programmes and includes work with colleagues in Dundee and Bristol on developing an intervention for weight loss part partum and understanding the reasons for suboptimal uptake of folic acid. A personal programme of work is concerned with the sociology of recovery and involves research into young adult cancer patients' concerns about future fertility (with colleagues from Aberdeen), reintegration after stroke, and the long-term outcomes for women who have experienced post partum psychosis (with colleagues at St.Andrews). Her research career has covered a wide variety of topics located at the intersection of the clinical and the social - e.g. HIV/AIDS; reproductive health and fertility; psychosocial health; and obesity. Rose's theoretical interests centre around the links between identity and agency, and implications for health promotion and clinical practice. Rose has a particular interest in rigour in qualitative research and has published widely on this topic in a range of academic journals. Reflecting her conviction that qualitative research is a craft skill, Rose has developed an innovative series of 'hands-on' qualitative methods workshops. She has been invited to present these workshops throughout the UK, in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, France, the US and Canada. She co-edited Developing Focus Group Research: Politics, Theory and Practice (Sage, 1999). Her most recent books - Introducing Qualitative Research: A Student Guide to the Craft of Doing Qualitative Research (Sage, 2014) and Doing Focus Groups (Sage, 2008) - bring together and share the expertise she has developed through running workshops for a variety of audiences over the past 15 years.

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