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Qualitative Research

An Introduction to Methods and Designs (Research Methods for the Social Sciences)

By Stephen D. Lapan (Edited by), MaryLynn T. Quartaroli (Edited by), Frances Juila Riemer (Edited by)

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Format: Paperback, 560 pages
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Published In: United Kingdom, 01 December 2011
The authors noted scholars and researchers provide an up-to-date guide to qualitative study design, data collection, analysis, and reporting. Step by step, the authors explain a range of methodologies and methods for conducting qualitative research focusing on how they are applied when conducting an actual study. The book includes methods of data collection, specific approaches to qualitative research, and current issues in the field. Specifically, chapters cover the methods, designs, and analyses related to the methodologies of history, case study, program evaluation, ethnography, autoethnography, narrative, life histories, emancipatory discourses, feminist perspectives, African American inquiry, indigenous studies, and practitioner qualitative research.

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and Exhibits xi Preface xiii The Editors xix The Contributors xxi Part One A Qualitative Frame of Mind 1 Introduction to Qualitative Research 3 Stephen D. Lapan, MaryLynn T. Quartaroli, and Frances Julia Riemer 2 Ethics in Qualitative Research in Education and the Social Sciences 19 Donna M. Mertens 3 Grounded Theory 41 Robert Thornberg, Kathy Charmaz 4 Methodology, Methods, and Tools in Qualitative Research 69 Jean J. Schensul Part Two Drawing on the Disciplines 5 Biography and Life Story Research 107 Cynthia E. Winston 6 Mystery Solved: Detective Skills and the Historian's Craft 137 Laurie Moses Hines 7 Ethnographic Research 163 Frances Julia Riemer 8 Trekking Through Autoethnography 189 Tony E. Adams, Carolyn Ellis Part Three Integrating the Disciplines 9 Narrative Inquiry: Stories Lived, Stories Told 215 Christine K. Lemley, Roland W. Mitchell 10 Case Study Research 243 Tricia S. Moore, Stephen D. Lapan, MaryLynn T. Quartaroli 11 Arts-Based Research 271 Sharon Verner Chappell, Tom Barone 12 Practitioner Action Research 291 Stephen D. Lapan 13 Program Evaluation 321 MaryLynn T. Quartaroli Part Four Emancipatory Discourses 14 Preliminary Considerations of an African American Culturally Responsive Evaluation System 347 Pamela Frazier-Anderson, Stafford Hood, Rodney K. Hopson 15 What Makes Critical Ethnography "Critical"? 373 Angelina E. Castagno 16 Feminist Research 391 Lucy E. Bailey 17 Reclaiming Scholarship: Critical Indigenous Research Methodologies 423 Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy, Heather R. Gough, Beth Leonard, Roy F. Roehl II, Jessica A. Solyom 18 Democratizing Qualitative Research 451 Ernest R. House References 473 Index 509

About the Author

Stephen D. Lapan , PhD, is Director, C & I Doctoral Program, College of Education, Northern Arizona University, He has developed and taught courses in statistics, tests and measurements, program evaluation, action research, introduction to research, paradigms for research, and currently teaches introductory and advanced research courses. Recent awards include the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented Honor Board Life Achievement Award, Northern Arizona University College of Education Distinguished Service Award for Research, and Northern Arizona University first campus wide Teaching Scholar award. MaryLynn T. Quartaroli , PhD, is Project Director of the NEXUS Math/Science NAU grant for Science Foundation Arizona. She is also evaluating programs funded by the U.S, Department of Education in projects as diverse as the Math Science Partnership and the Carol M. White Physical Education Program. Frances Julia Riemer , PhD, is Associate Professor in the College of Education at Northern Arizona University and Director of the University's Women and Gender Studies Program. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Award, a dissertation fellowship from the Spencer Foundation, a post-doctoral fellowship from the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation, and an Elva Knight research grant from the International Reading Association.

EAN: 9780470548004
ISBN: 0470548002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Dimensions: 23.4 x 17.9 x 2.8 centimetres (0.91 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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