There is no longer any question that qualitative inquiry is fundamental to the enterprise of social science research, with a broad reach and a history all its own. This book seeks to introduce-to reintroduce-readers to selections that provide a solid intellectual grounding in the area of qualitative research. Thoughtfully and painstakingly culled from over a thousand candidate articles by co-editors A. Michael Huberman and the late Matthew B. Miles (co-authors of the seminal Qualitative Data Analysis), The Qualitative Researcher's Companion examines the theoretical underpinnings, methodological perspectives, and empirical approaches that are crucial to the understanding and practice of qualitative inquiry. Incisive, provocative, and drawn from across the many disciplines that employ qualitative inquiry, The Qualitative Researcher's Companion is a key addition to the bookshelf of anyone involved in the research act.
Introduction Introduction I. THEORIES & ANALYSIS 1. Building Theories from Case Study Research - K. Eisenhardt 2. Understanding and Validity in Qualitative Research - J. Maxwell 3. Ethnography and Realism - M. Hammersly 4. Real Men Don't Collect Soft Data - S. Gherardi & B. Turner 5. The Fact of Fiction in Organizational Ethnography - J. Van Maanen II. METHODOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES 6. Intuitive Data Processing - D. Royce Sadler 7. Analytic Ethnography - J. Lofland 8. Increasing the Generalizability of Qualitative Research - J. W. Schofield 9. Judging the Quality of Case Study Reports - Y. S. Lincoln & E. Guba 10. Narrative Analysis - C. K. Riessman III. EMPIRICAL STUDIES 11. Empirical Phenomenological Analyses of Being Criminally Victimized - C. Fischer and F. Wertz 12. Qualitative Data Analysis for Applied Policy Research - J. Ritchie and L. Spencer 13. Bounding the Case Within Its Context - A. Wells, & et al. 14. Interpretive Interactionism - N. K. Denzin 15. Temporality and Identity Loss Due to Alzheimer's Disease - C. J. Orona 16. Reflections and Advice - M. B. Miles & A. M. Huberman
A. Michael Huberman's long-term interests were in scientific epistemology and adult cognition and knowledge use. His work focused on education policy, school reform, and the practical translation of research knowledge into effective school practice. His first extensive project was a four-year study of an experimental elementary school's implementation of Piagetian theories into classroom practice.. Matthew B. Miles, a social psychologist, had a career-long interest in strategies for educational reform. His work focused on planned change in education, group and organizational studies, and the dissemination and implementation of research findings. His first major research project was a four-year study of six new, innovative public schools.