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Introduction to qualitative research methods : a guidebook and resource

Taylor, Steven J., 1949-

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  • Creator Steven J. Taylor, Robert Bogdan
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication
    • Third edition
    • New York : Wiley, [1998]
    • ©1998
  • Physical Details
    • x, 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 0471168688, 9780471168683
  • OCLC ocm37353884

Summary

  • "Comprehensive and jargon-free, Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods, Third Edition reviews current theoretical developments in feminist research and postmodernism; includes examples of studies conducted in educational, human services, disability services, and health care settings; surveys the full range of qualitative methods and reviews the research process from design through data collection, analysis, and writing; and provides an extensive bibliography and an appendix containing participant observation field notes." "Comprehensive, practical, and brimming with new material, Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods, Third Edition is an ideal text for graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses across a broad range of social science disciplines. It is also an excellent guidebook and resource for practicing social scientists."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-327) and indexes.

Contents

  • pt. 1. Among the people: how to conduct qualitative research. Introduction: Go to the people -- Participant observation: pre-fieldwork -- Participant observation: in the field -- In-depth interviewing -- Montage: discovering methods -- Working with data: data analysis in qualitative research -- pt. 2. Writing qualitative studies. Writing and publishing qualitative studies -- The autobiography of Jane Fry -- "They're not like you and me": institutional attendants' perspectives on residents -- Invisible women, invisible work: women's caring work in developmental disability services -- "Children's division is coming to take pictures": life in a family with mental retardation and disabilities -- The social construction of humanness: relationships with people with severe retardation
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