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Qualitative Research Design

Qualitative Research Design Author Joseph A. Maxwell
ISBN-10 9781452285832
Release 2012-06-08
Pages 232
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Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach, Third Edition provides researchers and students with a user-friendly, step-by-step guide to planning qualitative research. Joseph A. Maxwell shows how the components of design interact with each other, and provides a strategy for creating coherent and workable relationships among these design components, highlighting key design issues. Written in an informal, jargon-free style, the book incorporates examples and hands-on exercises. "This book uses everyday language that will captivate students' attention and embed practical knowledge to supplement the technical." —Gaetane Jean-Marie, University of Oklahoma "The key strengths of the text are the passion and the enthusiasm that Dr. Maxwell has for qualitative research after all these years. I feel I can also utilize these concepts on my own research team and take them out of the classroom and into research team meetings with colleagues." —Deborah Gioia, University of Maryland, Baltimore "I really liked this book. I found myself taking notes and saying "yes" so many times because Maxwell captures the research process so well and provides many points worth quoting. As a faculty mentor, I particularly see the value of this book for my students who are conducting qualitative dissertations." —Mary S. Enright, Capella University "The text is incredibly engaging and practical...So many of the issues raised in the book are central to qualitative research, yet often not explicitly discussed in 'public' venues." - David Carlone, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro "I particularly like the interactive focus and believe that helps students to more realistically engage qualitative research design. It certainly lives up to its billing as a good guidebook, and I appreciate the fact that the author really concentrates on useful content, exercises, insights, and examples, and leaves extensive theory discussions to others." - Sharon L. Caudle, Texas A & M University



Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Entrepreneurship

Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Entrepreneurship Author Helle Neergaard
ISBN-10 9781847204387
Release 2007
Pages 520
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. . . the Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Entrepreneurship is an important contribution to the field, and should be referenced in any paper using qualitative methodologies to investigate the entrepreneurial phenomenon. Craig S. Galbraith, Journal of Enterprising Communities There is no hiding behind the ramparts of dry scholarship here. The credibility of the theory being spoken of is not the stuff of constructed proofs, but alignments of critical insight and utility. This is where qualitative work can make a difference to the field, and where this book makes its mark. Robin Holt, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research The Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Entrepreneurship is an unusually solid and multifaceted book on what qualitative methods have done, are doing and will do in entrepreneurship research. Every serious entrepreneurship scholar should read it. It points at the future! Björn Bjerke, University of Kalmar, Sweden I would warmly recommend this unique collection of qualitative methods of entrepreneurship research to both mature and beginning researchers as a menu to choose from for their planned empirical studies. For those who try to get away from only quantitative studies in both business practice and academic research, this book is their chance to find a rich inspiration in reflecting on entrepreneurship as a lived experience using grounded theory and ethnographic, discourse and narrative approaches. It might convince editors of top journals of entrepreneurship research to welcome qualitative research submissions as an indispensable complement to quantitative only submissions. This domain is not physics. In bringing together such a variety of experts from so many nationalities in this Handbook, our Danish colleagues are making entrepreneurship research a realistic global venture. Jan Ulijn, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands Helle Neergaard and John Parm Ulhøi have compiled a remarkable collection of work that both represents the range of methods and demonstrates the depth of insight that can be achieved through qualitative approaches. This book is not simply a handbook of qualitative research methods, though it well achieves this aim, it is also an important contribution towards the field of entrepreneurship research. From the Foreword by Sara Carter This expansive and practical Handbook introduces the methods currently used to increase the understanding of the usefulness and versatility of a systematic approach to qualitative research in entrepreneurship. It fills a crucial gap in the literature on entrepreneurship theory, and, just as importantly, illustrates how these principles and techniques can be appropriately and fruitfully employed. The Handbook is underpinned by the belief that qualitative research has the potential to charter hitherto unexplored waters in the field of entrepreneurship and thus contribute significantly to its further advancement. The contributors seek to assist entrepreneurship researchers in making more informed choices and designing more rigorous and sophisticated studies. They achieve this by providing concrete examples of research experiences and tangible how to advice. By clarifying what these research methods entail, how they are currently being used and how they can be evaluated, this Handbook constitutes a comprehensive and highly accessible methodological toolbox. Dealing with both well-accepted qualitative approaches and lesser-known, rarer and more novel approaches to the study of entrepreneurship, this Handbook will be invaluable to those studying, researching and teaching entrepreneurship.



The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods Author Leonard Bickman
ISBN-10 9781412950312
Release 2009
Pages 661
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The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods, Second Edition provides students and researchers with the most comprehensive resource covering core methods, research designs, and data collection, management, and analysis issues. This thoroughly revised edition continues to place critical emphasis on finding the tools that best fit the research question given the constraints of deadlines, budget, and available staff. Each chapter offers key guidance on how to make intelligent and conscious tradeoffs so that one can refine and hone the research question as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or contextual shifts take place - all key elements in the iterative nature of applied research. Each chapter has been enhanced pedagogically to include more step-by-step procedures, specific, rich yet practical examples from various settings to illustrate the method, parameters to define when the method is most appropriate and when it is not appropriate, and greater use of visual aids (graphs, models, tip boxes) to provide teaching and learning tools. - twenty core chapters written by research experts that cover major methods and data analysis issues across the social and behavioral sciences, education, and management; - emphasis on applying research techniques, particularly in "real-world" settings in which there are various data, money, time, and political constraints; - new chapters on mixed methods, qualitative comparative analysis, concept mapping, and internet data collection; - a newly developed section that serves as a guide for students who are navigating through the book and attempting to translate the chapters into action; - a new Instructor's Resources CD, with relevant journal articles, test questions, and exercises to aid the instructor in developing appropriate course materials.



Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods Author Leonard Bickman
ISBN-10 076190672X
Release 1998
Pages 580
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The Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods shows how to make intelligent and conscious decisions so that researchers can refine and hone their research questions as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or contextual shifts take place - all key elements in the iterative nature of applied research. With examples and illustrations from the authors' own experiences, this book gives readers a practical guide to conducting applied research.



Qualitative Research Methods

Qualitative Research Methods Author Monique Hennink
ISBN-10 9781412922258
Release 2010-12-08
Pages 304
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This comprehensive text takes a practical approach that mirrors the path that students follow in conducting a research project. The book is based on the authors' highly successful multidisciplinary qualitative methods workshops, which have been conducted for over a decade. They introduce a 'qualitative research cycle' that leads students through the selection of appropriate methods, the collection of data, and the transformation of findings into a finished project. The book provides a clear explanation of the nature of qualitative research and its key concepts.



Proposals That Work

Proposals That Work Author Lawrence F. Locke
ISBN-10 9781452216850
Release 2013-04-18
Pages 383
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Covering all aspects of the proposal process, from the most basic questions about form and style to the task of seeking funding, this Sixth Edition has been completely updated and revised to offer clear advice backed up with excellent examples.



Advances in mixed method evaluation

Advances in mixed method evaluation Author Jennifer C. Greene
ISBN-10 0787998222
Release 1997-06-02
Pages 97
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Evaluation theory and practice today are characteristically pluralistic, embracing diverse perspectives, methods, data, and values within and across studies that aim to generate more insightful and meaningful evaluative claims. This volume seeks to strengthen the promise of pluralistic evaluation by advancing an enhanced conceptual framework for planning and implementing mixed-method evaluation studies. Previous mixed-method work has concentrated on the technical level of method, focusing on combining qualitative and quantitative methods within one evaluation study. The present mixed-method volume addresses the philosophical level of paradigm, analyzing the challenges of combining in one study different, even conflicting, assumptions about the nature of social phenomena and our claims to know them. The volume argues for a shift in the mixed-method conversation. The shift would be away from a preoccupation with explicit assumptive differences among paradigms, such as objectivity-subjectivity and realism-relativism, and toward other characteristics of social inquiry traditions. Such characteristics define these traditions in important ways but are not logically irreconcilable. The significant advance here is to redirect the bases for mixing methods away from what may well be incommensurable philosophical assumptions and toward other inquiry characteristics that can more productively share a common analytic space. Through analysis of illustrative cases, this volume presents an array of conceptual and practical ideas for promising mixed-method inquiry directions. This is the 74th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Evaluation.



How to Do Your Research Project

How to Do Your Research Project Author Gary Thomas
ISBN-10 9781526414571
Release 2017-05-15
Pages 360
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The Third Edition of this bestselling title continues to lead the way as an essential guide for anyone undertaking a research project in the applied social sciences.



Evaluation and Comparative Analysis of Fishery Management Policies in the 1836 Treaty Waters of the Great Lakes

Evaluation and Comparative Analysis of Fishery Management Policies in the 1836 Treaty Waters of the Great Lakes Author Laura Faitel Cimo
ISBN-10 MSU:31293023726825
Release 2002
Pages 408
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Evaluation and Comparative Analysis of Fishery Management Policies in the 1836 Treaty Waters of the Great Lakes has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Evaluation and Comparative Analysis of Fishery Management Policies in the 1836 Treaty Waters of the Great Lakes also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Evaluation and Comparative Analysis of Fishery Management Policies in the 1836 Treaty Waters of the Great Lakes book for free.



Rehabilitation Education

Rehabilitation Education Author
ISBN-10 WISC:89065528937
Release 1997
Pages
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Qualitative Research Evaluation Methods

Qualitative Research   Evaluation Methods Author Michael Quinn Patton
ISBN-10 9781483358499
Release 2001-10-31
Pages 688
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The book that has been a resource and training tool for countless applied researchers, evaluators, and graduate students has been completely revised with hundreds of new examples and stories illuminating all aspects of qualitative inquiry. Patton has created the most comprehensive, systematic and up-to-date review of qualitative methods available. Patton has retained and expanded upon the Exhibits that highlight and summarize major issues and guidelines, the summative sections, tables, and figures as well as the sage advice of the Sufi Master, Halcolm. This revision will help readers integrate and make sense of the great volume of qualitative works published in the past decade.



Toward Better Early Childhood Education

Toward Better Early Childhood Education Author Linda Cummings Cunningham
ISBN-10 UOM:39015070902807
Release 2007
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Mentoring relationships in doctoral education

Mentoring relationships in doctoral education Author Mark James Hager
ISBN-10 UOM:39015056499463
Release 2003
Pages 188
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Women Advocates in Great Lakes Conservation

Women Advocates in Great Lakes Conservation Author Sonia T. Joseph
ISBN-10 MSU:31293025044458
Release 2004
Pages 274
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Rethinking Urban Storm Water Management

Rethinking Urban Storm Water Management Author Marisa A. Rinkus
ISBN-10 MSU:31293030625218
Release 2008
Pages 280
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Research Methods in Human Development

Research Methods in Human Development Author
ISBN-10 1559348755
Release 1999
Pages 395
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This introductory text is designed for applied research methods courses focused on human development. Accessible and clearly written, the text refl ects an interdisciplinary, life-span approach as well as a complete balance between experimental and non-experimental methods.



Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling

Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling Author
ISBN-10 UCLA:L0098838378
Release 2007
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