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Qualitative Research in Action

Qualitative Research in Action Author Tim May
ISBN-10 0761960686
Release 2002-04-22
Pages 402
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Rather than being a how-to book, this volume examines the ideas and practices of qualitative research in terms of their applicability for an understanding and explanation of the place of qualitative research in the social sciences.



Qualitative Research in Action

Qualitative Research in Action Author Deborah K. Van den Hoonaard
ISBN-10 0199009473
Release 2014-09-03
Pages 240
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Series: a href=http://www.oupcanada.com/tcs/"Themes in Canadian Sociology/a Qualitative Research in Action emphasizes that dynamism and flexibility are the cornerstones of qualitative research. Bringing the stages of research to life with a wide array of examples drawn from actual studies, the text guides students through the processes of finding inspiration and developing questions; gathering, coding, and analyzing data; and writing up results."



Qualitative Educational Research in Action

Qualitative Educational Research in Action Author Tom O'Donoghue
ISBN-10 9781134409112
Release 2003-08-29
Pages 224
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Qualitative research is a key form of research in education; the findings of such projects frequently play a central role in shaping policy and practice. First time qualitative researchers require clear and practical guidance from the outset. However, given the diversity of both subject matter and methodological approaches encompassed by qualitative research, such guidance is not always easily come by. Qualitative Educational Research in Action: Doing and Reflecting is a collection of ten first-hand accounts by educational researchers of qualitative inquiries they carried out. The subjects are diverse, taking in school restructuring, policy analysis, critical literacy, phenomenology and the student teacher relationship. Each chapter outlines the research question investigated and provides an overview of the project's findings, before going on to describe how each researcher approached the challenges of their particular inquiry. The researchers reflect upon the unexpected turns qualitative research can take and the way such projects can move through different theoretical and methodological positions, often ending up significantly removed from the original premise, but all the more valuable for that. Anyone conducting qualitative research in education will be heartened and inspired by this collection, and will also find in it invaluable guidance on dealing effectively with the idiosyncrasies and pitfalls of qualitative research - guidance that is all the more valuable for coming from those who have themselves navigated similar difficulties.



Participatory Action Research

Participatory Action Research Author Alice McIntyre
ISBN-10 9781412953665
Release 2008
Pages 79
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Ideal for researchers who are committed to co-developing research programs with people rather than for people, this book provides a history of PAR, its various strands, and the underlying tenets that guide most PAR projects.



Qualitative and Action Research

Qualitative and Action Research Author Michael P. Grady
ISBN-10 0873678087
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 55
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Qualitative and Action Research has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Qualitative and Action Research also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Qualitative and Action Research book for free.



Action Research A Methodology For Change And Development

Action Research  A Methodology For Change And Development Author Somekh, Bridget
ISBN-10 9780335216581
Release 2005-12-01
Pages 225
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This book presents a fresh view of action research as a methodology uniquely suited to researching the processes of innovation and change. Drawing on twenty-five years’ experience of leading or facilitating action research projects, Bridget Somekh argues that action research can be a powerful systematic intervention, which goes beyond describing, analyzing and theorizing practices to reconstruct and transform those practices. The book examines action research into change in a range of educational settings, such as schools and classrooms, university departments, and a national evaluation of technology in schools. The opening chapter presents eight methodological principles and discusses key methodological issues. The focus then turns to action research in broader contexts such as ‘southern’ countries, health, business and management, and community development. Each chapter thereafter takes a specific research project as its starting point and critically reviews its design, relationships, knowledge outcomes, political engagement and impact. Action Researchis important reading for postgraduate students and practitioner researchers in education, health and management, as well as those in government agencies and charities who wish to research and evaluate change and development initiatives. It is also valuable for pre-service and in-service training of professionals such as teachers, nurses and managers.



Qualitative Research in Education

Qualitative Research in Education Author Liz Atkins
ISBN-10 9781446208076
Release 2012-07-31
Pages 272
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This accessible and practical book is a perfect quick guide for graduate researchers in education. Looking at the interdependence of teaching and research, authors Liz Atkins and Sue Wallace show that a critical and analytical exploration of policies and practices is a necessary part of what we mean by being a ‘professional’ in education. Drawing on the authors’ substantial experience of teaching research skills at graduate level, as well as on their own experiences as active researchers, the book will guide you through: Discourse analysisVisual methods Textual researchData collection and analysis



Participatory Visual and Digital Research in Action

Participatory Visual and Digital Research in Action Author Aline Gubrium
ISBN-10 9781315422954
Release 2016-07-01
Pages 296
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This collection of original articles, a companion to the authors’ Participatory Visual and Digital Methods, illustrates how innovative visual and digital research techniques are being used in various field projects in health care, environmental policy, urban planning, education and youth development, and heritage management settings. These methodologies produce rich visual and narrative data guided by participant interests and priorities, key tools for collaborative work. The 16 chapters-include digital storytelling, PhotoVoice, community-based filmmaking, participatory mapping and GIS, and participatory digital archival research;-provide a portfolio of model research projects for researchers who wish to collaborate on community-based studies;-will appeal to an audience across social science, heritage, health, education, and social service fields.An open-access companion website will allow readers to view the research products presented in each contributor's chapter.



Qualitative Research in Health

Qualitative Research in Health Author Carol Grbich
ISBN-10 1446235017
Release 1998-09-10
Pages 320
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Qualitative Research in Health offers a comprehensive and practical introduction to the main theories and methods of qualitative research for the health sciences.



Reviewing Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences

Reviewing Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences Author Audrey Trainor
ISBN-10 9780415893473
Release 2013
Pages 234
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"A guide for researchers and reviewers."



Qualitative Marketing Research

Qualitative Marketing Research Author
ISBN-10 0761963669
Release 2001-03-22
Pages 239
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As the importance of marketing to business grows, and as new concepts and applications of marketing emerge and evolve, so too does the need for up-to-date market intelligence. This book recognizes that the contribution which qualitative research can make to market understanding and insight is immense, and that statistical information flows are never enough but need to be compounded by market intelligence gained through qualitative methods. Qualitative Marketing Research clearly explains the use and importance of qualitative methods, clarifying the theories behind the methodology and providing concrete examples and exercises which illustrate its application to Management Studies and Marketing. This book is intended for all students of marketing who are required to complete their studies with a dissertation or research project.



Interpretive Description

Interpretive Description Author Sally Thorne
ISBN-10 9781134820566
Release 2016-03-21
Pages 336
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The first edition of Interpretive Description established itself as the key resource for novice and intermediate level researchers in applied settings for conducting a qualitative research project with practical outcomes. In the second edition, leading qualitative researcher Sally Thorne retains the clear, straightforward guidance for researchers and students in health, social service, mental health, and related fields. This new edition includes additional material on knowledge synthesis and integration, evidence-based practice, and data analysis. In addition, this book takes the reader through the qualitative research process, from research design through fieldwork, analysis, interpretation, and application of the results; provides numerous examples from a variety of applied fields to show research in action; uses an accessible style and affordable price to be the ideal book for teaching qualitative research in clinical and applied disciplines.



Community Based Qualitative Research

Community Based Qualitative Research Author Laura Ruth Johnson
ISBN-10 9781483351698
Release 2016-03-18
Pages 208
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Community-Based Qualitative Research: Approaches for Education and the Social Sciences by Laura Ruth Johnson is a practical text that integrates theoretical perspectives with guidelines for designing and implementing community-based qualitative research projects. Coverage of participatory research designs and approaches is complemented by chapters on specific aspects of this research process, such as developing relationships and sharing findings to strengthen programs. Included are useful handouts and templates for applying to the reader’s own projects, and end-of-chapter questions for self-reflection and class discussion. Readers will find the book’s engaging case studies, interdisciplinary real-life examples, and insights from project participants as a helpful foundation for future work in the field.



The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology Author Carla Willig
ISBN-10 9781526422866
Release 2017-06-20
Pages 664
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One of our bestselling handbooks, The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology, is back for a second edition, with updated chapters and three new chapters introduced on Thematic Analysis, Interpretation and Netnography.



Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research

Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research Author Deborah K. Padgett
ISBN-10 9781412951937
Release 2008-06-20
Pages 281
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The Second Edition of Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research provides accessible how-to instruction for social work and other practice-based researchers interested in carrying out rigorous and relevant qualitative research. This comprehensive, expanded version offers a sophisticated introduction to qualitative methods based upon six major approaches: ethnography, grounded theory, case study, narrative, phenomenological, and participatory action research. Similar to the earlier edition, this Second Edition is a highly readable introduction to qualitative research that combines attention to methodological rigor with pragmatic concerns for real-world relevance.



Foundations of Qualitative Research

Foundations of Qualitative Research Author Jerry W. Willis
ISBN-10 9781452279008
Release 2007-01-26
Pages 392
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Foundations of Qualitative Research introduces key theoretical and epistemological concepts replete with historical and current real-world examples. Author Jerry W. Willis provides an invaluable resource to guide the critical and qualitative inquiry process written in an accessible and non-intimidating style that brings these otherwise difficult concepts to life.



Qualitative Research for Development

Qualitative Research for Development Author Morten Skovdal
ISBN-10 1853398543
Release 2015-10-15
Pages 224
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How do we know whether our development programmes are reducing poverty and empowering the most vulnerable people? What evidence do we have to support our theory of change? Qualitative research for development aims to build the research capacity of development practitioners so that their work benefits from the significant contributions offered by solid qualitative research. The book guides development practitioners through the process of planning, conducting and reporting on a qualitative study, whilst simultaneously highlighting the role of qualitative research in improving the impact, quality and accountability of development programmes. It covers in detail data collection methods such as Participatory Learning and Action, Photovoice, Individual Interviews, Focus Group Discussions and Observations. It demystifies qualitative research and builds the skills and confidence of development practitioners to use qualitative methods authoritatively, and to communicate findings to different audiences. The book draws on considerable hands-on experience and incorporates case studies from Save the Children and other international organizations to illustrate 'good practice'. To facilitate learning, all the chapters include a series of practical activities that can help the reader to engage actively with the material. This book is an indispensable learning tool for all development practitioners within NGOs and government departments, as well as researchers and students engaged with applied qualitative research in the context of development.