Writing up qualitative research

Wolcott, Harry F., 1929-

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  • Creator Harry F. Wolcott
  • Format Books
  • Publication
    • Second edition
    • Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, [2001]
    • ©2001
  • Physical Details
    • 202 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • ISBNs 9780761924289, 0761924280, 9780761924296, 0761924299
  • OCLC ocm45757681


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-192) and indexes.


  • 1. Introduction. Writing Versus Ought-to-be Writing. Looking Ahead. Jump Start -- 2. Getting Going. How to Begin. Following a Writing Plan. When to Begin. Where to Begin. Analysis and Interpretation. The Problem of Focus. Problems of Sorting and Organizing Data. Recap. Putting Ideas to Test -- 3. Keeping Going. Stay With It. The Expanding Hanging File Approach. Keeping Up the Momentum. When It's Time for Details, Get Them Right the First Time. Keeping Track of References. Keeping Track of Bits and Pieces. Getting Feedback. Checklist -- 4. Linking Up. The "Lit" Review. Making the Link to Theory. Linking Up Through Method. Research Techniques in Qualitative Inquiry. Finding Ways to Represent Qualitative Approaches Graphically. Conceptualizing Qualitative Approaches as a Tree. Method, Your (Data Collection) Methods, and Methodology. Method or Theory as Narrative. Summary. Forging Links -- 5. Tightening Up. Reviewing for Content and Style. Revising and Editing. Honing Your Editorial Skills. Formal Editorial Help. How Do You Conclude a Qualitative Study? Alternatives to Concluding a Study. Running out of Space. Crowding More In. Cutting More Out. In Short -- 6. Finishing Up. Title. The Front Matter. The Body of the Text. The Back Matter. End Game -- 7. Getting Published. Alternative Ways to Get Into Print. On Not Getting Published. Final Thoughts
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