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A Companion to Qualitative Research

A Companion to Qualitative Research

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

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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.

About Author

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, where he continues to work as Guest Professor. 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 appoint-ments at the London School of Economics, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, 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 the School of Psychology at Massey University, Auckland (New Zealand). His main research interests are qualitative methods, social represen-tations 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 (Sage, 2007) and Managing Quality in Qualitative Research (Sage, 2007) and editor of The SAGE Qualitative Research Kit (Sage, 2007), A Companion to Qualitative Research (Sage, 2004), Psychology of the Social (Cambridge University Press, 1998), Quality of Life and Health: Concepts, Methods and Applications (Blackwell Science, 1995) and La perception quotidienne de la Sante et la Maladie: Theories subjectives et Representations sociales (L'Harmattan, 1993). His most recent publications are the fifth edition of An Introduction to Qualitative Research (Sage, 2014) and The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis (editor, Sage, 2014).


PART ONE: INTRODUCTIONWhat Is Qualitative Research - Uwe Flick, Ernst von Kardorff and Ines Steinke Introduction and OverviewPART TWO: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN ACTIONIntroduction - Uwe Flick, Ernst von Kardorff and Ines SteinkeAnselm Strauss - Bruno HildenbrandErving Goffman's Research Style - Herbert WillemsHarold Garfinkel and Harvey Sacks - J[um]org BergmannPaul Willis and the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies - Rolf LindnerPaul Parin, Fritz Morgenthaler and Goldy Parin Matth[gr]ey - Maya Nadig and Johannes ReichmayrClifford Geertz - Stephan WolffLife in Transit - Yvonna Lincoln The Work of Norman K DenzinMarie Jahoda - Christian FleckPART THREE: THE THEORY OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCHIntroduction - Uwe Flick, Ernst von Kardorff and Ines SteinkePhenomenological Life-World Analysis - Ronald Hitzler and Thomas EberleEthnomethodology - J[um]org R BergmannSymbolic Interactionism - Norman K DenzinConstructivism - Uwe FlickSocial Scientific Hermeneutics - Hans-Georg SoeffnerQualitative Biographical Research - Winfried MarotzkiQualitative Generation Research - Heinz BudeLife-World Analysis in Ethnography - Anne HonerCultural Studies - Rainer WinterGender Studies - Regine GildemeisterOrganizational Analysis - Lutz von RosenstielQualitative Evaluation Research - Ernst von KardorffPART FOUR: METHODOLOGY AND QUALITATIVE RESEARCHIntroduction - Uwe Flick, Ernst von Kardorff and Ines SteinkeDesign and Process in Qualitative Research - Uwe FlickHypotheses and Prior Knowledge in Qualitative Research - Werner MeinefeldAbduction, Deduction and Induction in Qualitative Research - Jo ReichertzSelection Procedures, Sampling, Case Construction - Hans MerkensQualitative and Quantitative Methods - Udo Kelle and Christian Erzberger Not in OppositionTriangulation in Qualitative Research - Uwe FlickQuality Criteria in Qualitative Research - Ines SteinkePART FOUR: QUALITATIVE METHODS AND DOING QUALITATIVE RESEARCHIntroduction - Uwe Flick, Ernst von Kardorff and Ines SteinkeWays into the Field and their Variants - Stephan WolffQualitative Interviews - Christel Hopf An OverviewInterviewing as an Activity - Harry HermannsGroup Discussions and Focus Groups - Ralf BohnsackField Observation and Ethnography - Christian L[um]udersPhotography as Social Science Data - Douglas HarperReading Film - Norman K Denzin Using Films and Video as Empirical Social Science MaterialElectronic Process Data and Analysis - J[um]org Bergmann and Christoph MeierOn the Transcription of Conversations - Sabine Kowal and Daniel C O'ConnellThe Analysis of Semi-Structured Interviews - Christiane SchmidtThe Analysis of Narrative-Biographical Interviews - Gabriele Rosenthal and Wolfram Fischer-RosenthalQualitative Content Analysis - Philipp MayringTheoretical Coding - Andreas B[um]ohm Text Analysis in Grounded TheoryComputer-Assisted Analysis of Qualitative Data - Udo KelleAnalysis of Documents and Records - Stephan WolffObjective Hermeneutics and Hermeneutic Sociology of Knowledge - Jo ReichertzConversation Analysis - J[um]org BergmannGenre Analysis - Hubert Knoblauch and Thomas LuckmannDiscourse-Analytic Method - Ian ParkerDeep Structure Hermeneutic - Hans Dieter K[um]onigThe Art of Interpretation - Heinz BudeThe Presentation of Qualitative Research - Eduard MattPART SIX: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN CONTEXTIntroduction - Uwe Flick, Ernst von Kardorff and Ines SteinkeResearch Ethics and Qualitative Research - Christel HopfTeaching Qualitative Research - Uwe Flick and Martin BauerUtilization of Qualitative Research - Ernst von KardorffThe Future Prospects of Qualitative Research - Hubert KnoblauchThe Challenges of Qualitative Research - Christian L[um]udersThe Art of Procedure, Methodological Innovation and Theory-Formation in Qualitative Research - Alexandre MetrauxPART SEVEN: RESOURCESService Section - Heike Ohlbrecht

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  • ISBN13: 9780761973751
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780761973751
  • ISBN10: 0761973753

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