Rosaline Barbour draws on her extensive teaching experience to provide a clear, user-friendly introduction to the craft of doing qualitative research. Each chapter includes examples of real-life qualitative data and a range of exercises to help students get a feel for the process of generating and analysing qualitative data.
The second edition includes:
New examples from a range of social science disciplines, making this the perfect book no matter what course you're studying
More on unobtrusive methods of data collection, such as documentary analysis
More on internet research methods, mixed methods and visual methods
A new section on using software in qualitative research
A brand new companion website full of additional lecturer and student resources.
Rosaline (Rose) S. Barbour is an Emerita Professor at the Open University, UK. A medical medial sociologist by discipline, she has carried out research on a variety of topics including reproductive/maternal health, HIV/AIDS, obesity, and cancer. Significantly, all of these projects are located at the intersection of the social and the clinical, thus affording a vantage point for developing and interrogating disciplinary and theoretical frameworks. Rose has published widely on qualitative research, particularly in relation to focus groups and the issue of rigour. Her most recent publications include Introducing Qualitative Research A Student's Guide, 2nd ed. (SAGE, 2014); Doing Focus Groups, 2nd ed. (SAGE, 2018); and A New Era of Focus Group Research: Challenges, Innovation and Practice (coedited with David L. Morgan; Palgrave, 2017).
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION The Scope and Contribution of Qualitative Research Qualitative Traditions: Epistemology and Ontology Research Design Ethics PART TWO: GENERATING DATA Interviews Focus Groups Ethnography Other Sources of Qualitative Data PART THREE: COMPLEX RESEARCH DESIGNS IN PRACTICE Mixing Methods Action Research PART FOUR: ANALYZING AND PRESENTING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH Analysis: Processing, Coding, and Interrogating Data Theorizing in Qualitative Analysis Presenting and Writing-up Qualitative Research