A Companion to Qualitative Research

A Companion to Qualitative Research

By: Ernst von Kardoff (editor), Uwe Flick (editor), Ines Steinke (editor)Hardback

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'The book covers such a diverse range of material and there are so many practical tips provided, that it is useful - as the title suggests - as a companion for those conducting or teaching research' - "Nurse Researcher". This exciting companion provides an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the latest writing on every aspect of qualitative research. "A Companion to Qualitative Research" draws on the work of an array of leading scholars from Europe, Britain and North America, to present a summary of every aspect of the qualitative research process from nuts-and-bolts methods and research styles, to examinations of methodological theory and epistemology. It is one of the few surveys of qualitative research to adopt a genuinely international voice. The Companion: includes an introduction to the field; provides examples of how key researchers, from Garfinkel to Geertz, carried out their research and examines the nature of their legacy; investigates different methodological and epistemological approaches to the act of researching; takes the classic methods available to the researcher and asks what the thinking is behind choosing to use such methods; is a how-to guide to the actual process of gathering research data in the field; introduces the reader to important practical issues such as ethics and teaching in research; and, provides the reader with practical information about methods literature, and guides the reader on how to study methods, and use databases and the Internet in qualitative research. Easy to use, "A Companion to Qualitative Research" presents a concise and systematic introduction. Recent developments, such as the use of computers and the internet, and the analysis of visual materials are covered at length, as are the future challenges for qualitative research. Essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners alike, the Companion will serve as a comprehensive textbook for any student embarking on a research methods course, and at the same will be an invaluable reference book for active researchers and practitioners.

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Uwe Flick is Professor of Qualitative Research in Social Science and Education at the Free University of Berlin, Germany. He is a trained psychologist and sociologist and received his PhD from the Free University of Berlin in 1988 and his Habilitation from the Technical University of Berlin in 1994. He has been Professor of Qualitative Research at Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany and at the University of Vienna, Austria. Previously, he was Adjunct Professor at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's, Canada; a Lecturer in research me-thodology at the Free University of Berlin; a Reader and Assistant Professor in qualitative methods and evaluation at the Technical University of Berlin; and Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Medical Sociology at the Hannover Medical School. He has held visiting appointments at the London School of Economics, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, at Cambridge University (UK), Memorial University of St. John's (Canada), University of Lisbon (Portugal), Institute of Higher Studies in Vienna, in Italy and Sweden, and at the School of Psychology at Massey University, Auckland (New Zealand). His main research interests are qualitative methods, social representations in the fields of individual and public health, vulnerability in fields like youth homelessness or migration, and technological change in everyday life. He is the author of Designing Qualitative Research (London: Sage, 2007) and Managing Quality in Qualitative Research (London: Sage, 2007) and editor of The SAGE Qualitative Research Kit (London: Sage, 2007), A Companion to Qualitative Research (London: Sage, 2004), Psychology of the Social (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), Quality of Life and Health: Concepts, Methods and Applications (Berlin: Blackwell Science, 1995), and La perception quotidienne de la Sante et la Maladie: Theories subjectives et Representations sociales (Paris: L'Harmattan, 1993). As his most recent publications, he edited The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis (London: Sage, 2014) and wrote An Introduction to Qualitative Research, fifth edn. (London: Sage, 2014) and Introducing Research Methodology - A Beginners' Guide to Doing a Research Project, second edn. (London: Sage, 2015).


PART ONE: INTRODUCTION What Is Qualitative Research - Uwe Flick, Ernst von Kardorff and Ines Steinke Introduction and Overview PART TWO: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN ACTION Introduction - Uwe Flick, Ernst von Kardorff and Ines Steinke Anselm Strauss - Bruno Hildenbrand Erving Goffman's Research Style - Herbert Willems Harold Garfinkel and Harvey Sacks - J[um]org Bergmann Paul Willis and the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies - Rolf Lindner Paul Parin, Fritz Morgenthaler and Goldy Parin Matth[gr]ey - Maya Nadig and Johannes Reichmayr Clifford Geertz - Stephan Wolff Life in Transit - Yvonna Lincoln The Work of Norman K Denzin Marie Jahoda - Christian Fleck PART THREE: THE THEORY OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH Introduction - Uwe Flick, Ernst von Kardorff and Ines Steinke Phenomenological Life-World Analysis - Ronald Hitzler and Thomas Eberle Ethnomethodology - J[um]org R Bergmann Symbolic Interactionism - Norman K Denzin Constructivism - Uwe Flick Social Scientific Hermeneutics - Hans-Georg Soeffner Qualitative Biographical Research - Winfried Marotzki Qualitative Generation Research - Heinz Bude Life-World Analysis in Ethnography - Anne Honer Cultural Studies - Rainer Winter Gender Studies - Regine Gildemeister Organizational Analysis - Lutz von Rosenstiel Qualitative Evaluation Research - Ernst von Kardorff PART FOUR: METHODOLOGY AND QUALITATIVE RESEARCH Introduction - Uwe Flick, Ernst von Kardorff and Ines Steinke Design and Process in Qualitative Research - Uwe Flick Hypotheses and Prior Knowledge in Qualitative Research - Werner Meinefeld Abduction, Deduction and Induction in Qualitative Research - Jo Reichertz Selection Procedures, Sampling, Case Construction - Hans Merkens Qualitative and Quantitative Methods - Udo Kelle and Christian Erzberger Not in Opposition Triangulation in Qualitative Research - Uwe Flick Quality Criteria in Qualitative Research - Ines Steinke PART FOUR: QUALITATIVE METHODS AND DOING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH Introduction - Uwe Flick, Ernst von Kardorff and Ines Steinke Ways into the Field and their Variants - Stephan Wolff Qualitative Interviews - Christel Hopf An Overview Interviewing as an Activity - Harry Hermanns Group Discussions and Focus Groups - Ralf Bohnsack Field Observation and Ethnography - Christian L[um]uders Photography as Social Science Data - Douglas Harper Reading Film - Norman K Denzin Using Films and Video as Empirical Social Science Material Electronic Process Data and Analysis - J[um]org Bergmann and Christoph Meier On the Transcription of Conversations - Sabine Kowal and Daniel C O'Connell The Analysis of Semi-Structured Interviews - Christiane Schmidt The Analysis of Narrative-Biographical Interviews - Gabriele Rosenthal and Wolfram Fischer-Rosenthal Qualitative Content Analysis - Philipp Mayring Theoretical Coding - Andreas B[um]ohm Text Analysis in Grounded Theory Computer-Assisted Analysis of Qualitative Data - Udo Kelle Analysis of Documents and Records - Stephan Wolff Objective Hermeneutics and Hermeneutic Sociology of Knowledge - Jo Reichertz Conversation Analysis - J[um]org Bergmann Genre Analysis - Hubert Knoblauch and Thomas Luckmann Discourse-Analytic Method - Ian Parker Deep Structure Hermeneutic - Hans Dieter K[um]onig The Art of Interpretation - Heinz Bude The Presentation of Qualitative Research - Eduard Matt PART SIX: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN CONTEXT Introduction - Uwe Flick, Ernst von Kardorff and Ines Steinke Research Ethics and Qualitative Research - Christel Hopf Teaching Qualitative Research - Uwe Flick and Martin Bauer Utilization of Qualitative Research - Ernst von Kardorff The Future Prospects of Qualitative Research - Hubert Knoblauch The Challenges of Qualitative Research - Christian L[um]uders The Art of Procedure, Methodological Innovation and Theory-Formation in Qualitative Research - Alexandre Metraux PART SEVEN: RESOURCES Service Section - Heike Ohlbrecht

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/04/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780761973744
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780761973744
  • weight: 1111
  • ISBN10: 0761973745

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