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Qualitative Inquiry in Clinical and Educational Settings

Danica G. Hays and Anneliese A. Singh

504 Pages
Size: 7" x 10"
July 2011
ISBN 978-1-60918-245-8
Cat. #8245
Price: $68.00 $57.80
August 2011
ISBN 978-1-60918-485-8
Cat. #8485
Price: $123.00 $104.55
August 2011
ISBN 978-1-4625-0264-6
PDF format
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This highly readable text demystifies the qualitative research process—and helps readers conceptualize their own studies—by organizing the different research paradigms and traditions into coherent clusters. Real-world examples and firsthand perspectives illustrate the research process; instructive exercises and activities build on each other so readers can develop their own proposals or reports as they work through the book. Provided are strategies for selecting a research topic, entering and exiting sites, and navigating the complexities of ethical issues and the researcher's role. Readers learn how to use a range of data collection methods—including observational strategies, interviewing, focus groups, e-mail and chat rooms, and arts-based media—and to manage, analyze, and report the resulting data.

Useful pedagogical features include:
  • In-class and field activities to apply qualitative concepts.
  • Discussion questions, proposal development exercises, and reflexive journal activities.
  • Exemplary qualitative studies and two sample proposals.
  • Cautionary notes, or "Wild Cards," about possible research pitfalls.
  • Tables that summarize concepts and present helpful tips.
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