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Managing Quality In Qualitative Research

Author : Uwe Flick
ISBN : 9780761949824
Genre : Social Science
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Providing practical advice on how to conduct state-of-the-art qualitative research, these volumes show students and researchers how to plan and carry out research in a variety of academic and professional environments.

Designing Qualitative Research

Author : Uwe Flick
ISBN : 9781446205181
Genre : Social Science
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Providing a comprehensive guide to devising an effective research design, Uwe Flick discusses each stage of the process of designing qualitative research in detail, including formulating a research design, selecting an appropriate strategy, conceptual framework and data source, and collecting and analyzing data.

Doing Conversation Discourse And Document Analysis

Author : Tim Rapley
ISBN : 9781446205235
Genre : Social Science
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Introducing the theory and practice of conversation, discourse and document analysis, this text demonstrates the usefulness of these methods in addressing key questions in the social sciences. Tim Rapley also provides an overview of the particular challenges involved in collecting and analysing data from these sources.

The Sage Qualitative Research Kit

Author : Uwe Flick
ISBN : 0761949747
Genre : Social Science
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"This is an impressive collection that will form a must-have resource for those undertaking, teaching or studying qualitative research. It is nicely balanced to include practical advice and methodological discussion on a range of issues, including research design, data collection, analytical approaches and the political economy of contemporary qualitative research practice." - Amanda Coffey, Cardiff University The SAGE Qualitative Research Kit is a major event in the world of Research Methods publishing. The kit comprises eight quality volumes that provide practical and accessible advice on how to conduct state-of-the-art qualitative research. This is an ideal toolkit for students and researchers for use in planning and carrying out research in a variety of academic and professional environments. Each short text is written by leading researchers in each field, and provides the reader with a hands-on guide to what it is really like to do qualitative research in the field. Each book cross-references the other books in the kit, making this an invaluable tool for both teaching and for self-learning. Ideal for anyone in the social, health and educational studies fields, this is the perfect all-encompassing and detailed introduction to the practicalities of qualitative research. The SAGE Qualitative Research Kit contains the following titles Designing Qualitative Research Uwe Flick Designing Qualitative Research provides a comprehensive guide to devising an effective research design. Uwe Flick discusses each stage of the process of designing qualitative research in detail, including formulating a research question, selecting an appropriate strategy, conceptual framework and data source, and collecting and analyzing data. 1. What is qualitative research 2. From an idea to a research question 3. Sampling, selecting and Access 4. Qualitative research designs 5. Resources and stepping stones 6. Quality in qualitative research 7. Ethics in qualitative research 8. Verbal data 9. Ethnographic and visual data 10. Analysing qualitative data 11. Designing qualitative research - Some conclusions Doing Interviews Steinar Kvale Interviewing is an invaluable tool for the qualitative researcher. Steinar Kvale provides coverage of both the theoretical background and the practical aspects of the interview process, incorporating discussion of the wide variety of methods in interview based research and the different approaches to reading the data. Consideration is also given to the crucial issue of how to ensure scientific rigor. 1. Introduction to Interview Research 2. Epistemological Issues of Interviewing 3. Ethical Issues of Interviewing 4. Planning an Interview Study 5. Conducting an Interview 6. Interview Variations 7. Interview Quality 8. Transcribing Interviews 9. Analysing Interviews 10. Validation and Generalisation of Interview Knowledge 11. Reporting Interview Knowledge 12. Enhancing Interview Quality Doing Ethnographic and Observational Research Michael Angrosino Doing Ethnographic Research guides the reader through the whole research process, from site selection through the production of a final report, and provides an introduction to the variety of data collection techniques associated with ethnographic research. Illustrative case material is provided throughout to demonstrate how the guidelines set out here translate into real-life research situations. 1. Ethnography and Participant Observation 2. What Kinds of Topics Can Be Effectively and Efficiently Studied by Ethnographic Methods? 3. Selecting a Field Site 4. Data Collection in the Field 5. Focus on Observation 6. Analyzing Ethnographic Data 7. Strategies for Representing Ethnographic Data 8. Ethical Considerations 9. Ethnography for the Twenty-First Century Doing Focus Groups Rosaline Barbour Focus groups are an increasingly popular method for collecting qualitative data in the social sciences. Doing Focus Groups provides practical advice on planning and running such group successfully. Rose Barbour discusses the advantages and limitations of using group discussion and demonstrates effective methods for collecting and analysing data. 1. Introducing Focus Groups 2. Uses and Abuses of Focus Groups 3. Underpinnings of Focus Group Research 4. Research Design 5. Sampling 6. Practicalities of Planning and Running Focus Groups 7. Ethics and Engagement 8. Generating Data 9. Starting to Make Sense of Focus Group Data 10. Analytical Challenges in Focus Group Research Using Visual Data in Qualitative Research Marcus Banks Using Visual Data in Qualitative Research examines the wide range of uses of paintings, photographs, film, drawings and a host of other images in qualitative research. Marcus Banks discusses visual data produced by the researcher, and that produced by those under study, and provides a comprehensive introduction to the practice of visually-orientated research. 1. The place of visual data in social research: a brief history 2. Approaches to studying the visual 3.Visual methods and field research 4. Presenting visual research 5. Conclusion: images and social research Analyzing Qualitative Data Graham Gibbs Analyzing Qualitative Data outlines how to select the most appropriate tool for analysis and provides the reader with an awareness of the various challenges that are unique to interpreting the conceptual and subjective data generated in qualitative research. Graham Gibbs covers preparation of data, coding and categorizing, analyzing biographies and narratives, and discusses the use of computer assisted qualitative data analysis. 1. The Nature of Qualitative Analysis 2. Data preparation 3. Writing 4. Thematic coding and categorizing 5. Analysing biographies and narratives 6. Comparative Analysis 7. Analytic Quality and Ethics 8. Getting started with computer assisted qualitative data analysis 9. Searching and other analytic activities using software 10. Putting it all together Doing Conversation, Discourse and Document Analysis Tim Rapley Doing Conversation, Discourse and Document Analysis demonstrates how language-in-use can be researched, looking at a wide range of sources, including official documents, political debate, casual conversations, interviews and internet chat rooms. The issues that might be faced by those undertaking such research are tackled and practical solutions are explored. 1. Studying discourse 2. Generating an archive 3. Ethics and recording 'data' 4. The practicalities of recording 5. Transcribing audio and video materials 6. Exploring conversations 7. Exploring conversations about and with documents 8. Exploring conversations and discourse: some debates and dilemmas 9. Exploring documents 10. Studying discourse: some closing comments Managing Quality in Qualitative Research Uwe Flick The issue of quality in qualitative research is one that is often neglected. In Managing Quality in Qualitative Research attention is given to the fundamental question of how to define and assess the quality of research. Uwe Flick examines how to distinguish good research from bad research when it comes to teaching, planning, evaluating and publishing qualitative research. 1. How to manage, address and assess the quality of qualitative research 2. Standards, criteria, checklists and guidelines 3. Strategies of managing diversity 4. Concepts of Triangulation 5. Methodological Triangulation in Qualitative Research 6. Triangulation in Ethnography 7. Triangulation of Qualitative and Quantitative Research 8. How to Use Triangulation for managing quality - Practical Issues 9. Quality, Creativity, and Ethics: Different ways to ask the question 10.Managing Quality in qualitative research - a focus on process and transparency

Doing Ethnographic And Observational Research

Author : Michael Angrosino
ISBN : 9781446249536
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Including coverage of the selection of cases, observation and interviewing, recording data, and takes into account ethical issues, Doing Ethnographic and Observational Research introduces the reader to the practice of producing data through ethnographic fieldwork and observational research.

An Introduction To Qualitative Research

Author : Uwe Flick
ISBN : 9781446297728
Genre : Social Science
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Lecturers - request an e-inspection copy of this text or contact your local SAGE representative to discuss your course needs. In the new edition of his bestselling book, Uwe Flick introduces all of the main theoretical approaches to qualitative research, and provides unmatched coverage of the full range of methods now available to qualitative researchers. Organised around the process of doing qualitative research, the book guides you through ethics, research design, data collection, and data analysis. In this fifth edition, you will find: a new chapter outlining methodological approaches to qualitative research new introductory sections at the beginning of each of the book’s seven parts, which prepare the ground and define key terms lots of new practical examples which show you how to carry out all aspects of a qualitative research project new exercises that give you the opportunity to test your understanding of what you’ve read a brand new companion website full of resources for lecturers and students including suggested answers to the exercises in the book, full text journal articles and links to additional resources: http://uk.sagepub.com/flick5e Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

A Companion To Qualitative Research

Author : Uwe Flick
ISBN : 9781446228241
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`The book covers such a diverse range of material and there are so many practical tips provided, that it is useful - as the title suggests - as a companion for those conducting or teaching research' - Nurse Researcher This exciting companion provides an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the latest writing on every aspect of qualitative research. A Companion to Qualitative Research draws on the work of an array of leading scholars from Europe, Britain and North America, to present a summary of every aspect of the qualitative research process from nuts-and-bolts methods and research styles, to examinations of methodological theory and epistemology. It is one of the few surveys of qualitative research to adopt a genuinely international voice. The Companion: includes an introduction to the field; provides examples of how key researchers, from Garfinkel to Geertz, carried out their research and examines the nature of their legacy; investigates different methodological and epistemological approaches to the act of researching; takes the classic methods available to the researcher and asks what the thinking is behind choosing to use such methods; is a how-to guide to the actual process of gathering research data in the field; introduces the reader to important practical issues such as ethics and teaching in research; and, provides the reader with practical information about methods literature, and guides the reader on how to study methods, and use databases and the Internet in qualitative research. Easy to use, A Companion to Qualitative Research presents a concise and systematic introduction. Recent developments, such as the use of computers and the internet, and the analysis of visual materials are covered at length, as are the future challenges for qualitative research. Essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners alike, the Companion will serve as a comprehensive textbook for any student embarking on a research methods course, and at the same will be an invaluable reference book for active researchers and practitioners.

Using Visual Data In Qualitative Research

Author : Marcus Banks
ISBN : 9781446205211
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Examining the wide range of uses of visual images in qualitative research, Using Visual Data in Qualitative Research incorporates discussion of visual data produced by the researcher, and that produced by those under study. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the practice of visually-orientated research.

The Basics Of Project Evaluation And Lessons Learned Second Edition

Author : Willis H. Thomas
ISBN : 9781482204537
Genre : Business & Economics
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For some organizations, Lessons Learned (LL) is an informal process of discussing and recording project experiences during the closure phase. For others, LL is a formal process that occurs at the end of each phase of a project. Regardless of when they are performed, if you are a project team member, chances are you will soon be required to present an evaluation of your project using Lessons Learned. Presenting new information that updates the award-winning first edition, The Basics of Project Evaluation and Lessons Learned, Second Edition supplies practical guidance on conducting project Lessons Learned. The first edition won the Project Management Institute's (PMI®) David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award. Following in the footsteps of its popular predecessor, this second edition provides an easy-to-follow, systematic approach to conducting Lessons Learned on a project. Updated to align with the PMBOK® Guide, Fifth Edition Includes three new chapters—PRINCE2®, Agile Retrospectives, and Knowledge Transfer— in response to information requests from readers of the first edition from around the world Enhanced with valuable new resources in the Project Evaluation Resource Kit (PERK) found on the free CD included in the back of the book, including a fully functional MS Access Lessons Learned Database The research in this book is based on four years of doctoral dissertation research and is supported by renowned experts in the field of evaluation. The concepts covered are applicable to all types of organizations that implement projects and need to conduct Lessons Learned. Providing tools and techniques for active engagement, the text is founded on the principles of conducting project evaluations as recommended by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, and PRINCE2® (Project in Controlled Environments version 2), a major governing body of project management. Simplifying and formalizing the methodology of conducting LL in projects, the contents of this book will help organizations, large and small, more effectively implement processes and systems to support effective LL. The text is supported by a Project Evaluation Resource Kit (PERK), which is found in CD format at the back of the book.

Introducing Research Methodology

Author : Uwe Flick
ISBN : 9781473917538
Genre : Social Science
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Lecturers/instructors - request a free digital inspection copy here In the Second Edition of this textbook designed for new researchers, Uwe Flick takes readers through the process of producing a research project. The book gives readers the fundamental data collection and analysis skills that they need for their first project, as well as a good understanding of the research process as a whole. It covers both quantitative and qualitative methods, and contains plenty of real-life examples from the author's own research. The book will help readers to answer questions such as: why do social research in the first place? how do I develop a researchable question? what is a literature review and how do I conduct one? how could I collect and analyze data? what if I want to do my research online? Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

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