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Qualitative Inquiry in Clinical and Educational Settings

Danica G. Hays and Anneliese A. Singh

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July 2011
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I. Foundations of Qualitative Inquiry

1. Introduction to Qualitative Inquiry

• Chapter Preview

• A Rationale for Qualitative Research

• Characteristics of Qualitative Research

• The Qualitative–Quantitative “Debate”

• A Brief History of Qualitative Inquiry

• Qualitative Inquiry Today: Applied Research in Clinical and Educational Settings

• Building a Research Agenda

• TheTop 10Pointsto Considerabout Qualitative Research

• Chapter Summary

• Recommended Readings

2. Qualitative Research Paradigms and Traditions

• Chapter Preview

• A Cautionary Note

• Philosophies of Science

• Research Paradigms

• Research Traditions

• The Universal Tradition: Case Study

• Experience and Theory Formulation: Grounded Theory, Phenomenology, Heuristic Inquiry, and Consensual Qualitative Research

• The Meaning of Symbol and Text: Symbolic Interaction, Semiotics, Life History, Hermeneutics, and Narratology

• Cultural Expressions of Process and Experience: Ethnography, Ethnomethodology, and Autoethnography

• Research as a Change Agent: Participatory Action Research

• Chapter Summary

• Recommended Readings

3. Ethical Issues in Qualitative Research

• Chapter Preview

• A Case for Ethics in Qualitative Research

• A Brief History of Research Ethics

• Ethical Guidelines in Clinical and Educational Disciplines

• Key Ethical Concepts in Qualitative Research

• Additional Ethical Considerations in Qualitative Inquiry

• Chapter Summary

• Recommended Readings

II. Qualitative Research Design

4. Selecting a Topic

• Chapter Preview

• Selecting a Topic

• Research Goals

• Conceptual Framework

• Purpose Statement

• Research Questions

• Is a Mixed Methods Approach Suitable?

• Chapter Summary

• Recommended Readings

5. Understanding the Researcher’s Role

• Chapter Preview

• Researcher Reflexivity

• Subjectivity in Qualitative Inquiry

• “Voice” of Participants in Qualitative Research

• Use of Peer Debriefers

• To Use a Research Team—or Not?

• Chapter Summar

• Recommended Readings

6. Entering the Field

• Chapter Preview

• Entering the Field

• Choosing a Sampling Method

• Purposeful Sampling Methods

• Sample Size

• Selecting and Entering a Site

• Building Rapport with Gatekeepers, Stakeholders, and Key Informants

• Exiting the Field

• Chapter Summary

• Recommended Readings

7. Maximizing Trustworthiness

• Chapter Preview

• What Is “Good” Research?

• Validity and Qualitative Research

• Role of the Researcher, Revisited

• Criteria of Trustworthiness

• Strategies of Trustworthiness

• Considerations in Establishing Trustworthiness

• Chapter Summary

• Recommended Readings

III. Data Collection and Analysis

8. Data Collection via Fieldwork, Interviewing, and Focus Groups

• Chapter Preview

• Linking Method to Research Design

• Observations

• Individual Interviews

• Focus Group Interviews

• Other Data Collection Considerations

• Triangulating Individual and Focus Group Interview Data

• Chapter Summary

• Recommended Readings

9. Data Collection Using the Internet, Documents, or Arts-Based Methods

• Chapter Preview

• General Reminders about Selecting Data Collection Method(s)

• Media as Method and Source of Data Collection

• Using the Internet for Data Collection

• Using Visual Methods for Data Collection

• Using Written Materials for Data Collection

• Using Other Documents for Data Collection

• Chapter Summary

• Recommended Readings

10. The Basics of Qualitative Data Management and Analysis

• Chapter Preview

• Qualitative Data Analysis

• Steps of Qualitative Data Analysis

• Coding Considerations

• Additional “Generic” Strategies of Qualitative Data Analysis

• Qualitative Data Management

• Case Displays

• Qualitative Software

• Chapter Summary

• Recommended Readings

11. Qualitative Data Analysis by Research Tradition

• Chapter Preview

• General Thinking on Qualitative Data Analysis across Traditions

• Qualitative Data Analysis with the Universal Tradition: The Case Study

• Qualitative Data Analysis in Experience and Theory Formulation: Grounded Theory, Consensual

Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, and Heuristic Inquiry

• Qualitative Data Analysis with Symbol and Text: Narratology, Biography, and Hermeneutics

• Qualitative Data Analysis of Cultural Expressions of Process and Experience: Ethnography,

Ethnomethodology, and Autoethnography

• Qualitative Data Analysis When Research Is a Change Agent: Participatory Action Research

• Postscript: A Final Note on Qualitative Data Analysis

• Chapter Summary

• Recommended Readings

IV. Presenting Your Qualitative Research

12. Writing and Presenting Qualitative Research

• Chapter Preview

• Developing a Research Proposal

• Writing a Quality Proposal

• Writing the Research Report

• Presenting Your Findings in Student and Professional Settings

• Publishing your Findings

• Chapter Summary

• Recommended Readings

Appendix A. Glossary of Key Terms

Appendix B. Sample Qualitative Proposals

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