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30 Essential Skills for the Qualitative Researcher

30 Essential Skills for the Qualitative Researcher

By: John W. Creswell (author)Paperback

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30 Essential Skills for the Qualitative Researcher fills a gap in introductory literature on qualitative inquiry by providing practical "how-to" information for beginning researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. Creswell defines what a skill is, and acknowledges that while there may be more than 30 that an individual will use and perfect, the skills presented in this book are crucial for a new qualitative researcher starting a qualitative project.

About Author

John W. Creswell, PhD is an Professor of Family Medicine and Co-Director, Michigan Mixed Methods Research and Scholarship Program at the University of Michigan. He has authored numerous articles and 27 books on mixed methods research, qualitative research and research design. While at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he held the Clifton Endowed Professor Chair, served as director of a mixed methods research office, founded the SAGE journal, the Journal of Mixed Methods Research, and was an Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan and a consultant to the Veterans Administration health services research center. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar to South Africa in 2008 and to Thailand in 2012. In 2011 co-led a national working group on mixed methods practices at the National Institute of Health, served as a Visiting Professor at Harvard's School of Public Health, and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. In 2014 he was the President of the Mixed Methods International Research Association. In 2015 he joined the staff of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan.


Preface Purpose Audience Organization of the book Wriitng features AcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorPart I Understanding the Landscape of Qualitative Research1 Thinking Like a Qualitative Researcher2 Building on Quantitative Research Knowledge to Implement Qualitative Research3 Making Your Qualitative Project Rigorous and Conceptually Interesting4 Managing Difficult Emotions That Come Up During Research5 Working With Research Advisers and CommitteesPart II Considering Preliminary Elements6 Using Philosophy and Theory In Qualitative Research7 Anticipating Ethical Issues8 Developing a Literature Map9 Viewing the Structure of a Thesis or Dissertation for a Qualitative StudyPart III Introducing a Qualitative Study10 Writing a Good Qualitative Title and Abstract11 Writing a Good Introduction and Opening Sentence to a Study12 Scripting a Qualitative Purpose Statement and Research QuestionsPart IV Collecting Data13 Understanding the Process of Qualitative Data Collection14 Conducting a Good Observation15 Designing and Administering an Interview Protocol16 Collecting Data With Marginalized Populations17 Being Culturally Aware in Global Qualitative ResearchPart V Analyzing and Validating Data18 Coding Text Data19 Coding Images and Pictures20 Developing Theme Passages21 Using a Computer Software Program for Data Analysis22 Implementing Validity Checks23 Conducting Intercoder AgreementPart VI Writing and Publishing Qualitative Research24 Writing In a Scholarly Way25 Writing In a Qualitative Way26 Writing Reflexively27 Writing a Good Conclusion Section28 Publishing a Qualitative Journal ArticlePart VII Evaluating a Study and Using Qualitative Designs29 Selecting Quality Criteria for a Qualitative Study30 Introducing Qualitative DesignsReferencesGlossary of Terms

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781452216867
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9781452216867
  • ISBN10: 145221686X

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