Introducing Qualitative Research in Psychology: Adventures in Theory and Method (3rd Revised edition)

Introducing Qualitative Research in Psychology: Adventures in Theory and Method (3rd Revised edition)

By: Carla Willig (author)Paperback

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Why use qualitative research in psychology? How is qualitative research in psychology carried out? What are the major debates and unresolved issues surrounding this form of research? Introducing Qualitative Research in Psychology is a vital resource for students new to qualitative psychology. It offers a clear introduction to the topic by taking eight different approaches to qualitative methods and explaining when each one should be used, the procedures and techniques involved, and any limitations associated with such research. Throughout the new edition, material has been re-organized and updated to reflect developments in the field, while Carla Willig's style of writing, popular with students and lecturers alike, remains unchanged. Together with wider coverage of conceptual issues and epistemological & theoretical challenges in qualitative research, this third edition boasts three new methods chapters: Thematic Analysis, Narrative Analysis and Visual Methodologies. Three additional chapters on Qualitative Research Design & Data Collection, The Role of Interpretation and Putting Together A Research Proposal will be invaluable to students and researchers during conceptual preparation. This edition contains more interactive exercises and discussion points in order to help students understand what they are learning, as well as three qualitative research reports written by students. The third edition is supported by a new Online Learning Centre with resources for lecturers and students. With contributions from Sarah Jane Dryden, Caroline Silcock and Joanna Silver.

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Carla Willig is professor of psychology at City University London. Her publications are concerned with the theory and practice of qualitative research methodology. She is the author of Qualitative Interpretation and Analysis in Psychology and co-editor of the Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology.


About the authors Acknowledgements Part 1: Conceptual Preparation From recipes to adventures Epistemological bases for qualitative research Qualitative research design and data collection The role of interpretation Putting together a research proposal Part 2: Doing Research Thematic analysis Grounded theory methodology Phenomenological methods Case studies Discursive psychology Foucauldian discourse analysis Narrative psychology Visual methods Part 3: Reflections and Conclusions Quality in qualitative research Review and conclusion: Where next for qualitative psychology? Appendix 1: What influences a person's decision to want to stop using drugs? A grounded theory study exploring the experiences of heroin users Appendix 2: The experience of body dysmorphic disorder: An interpretative phenomenological analysis and photo elicitation study Appendix 3: Constructing self-harm at the turn of the 21st century: A Foucauldian discourse analysis References

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  • publication date: 01/06/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780335244492
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9780335244492
  • weight: 1
  • ISBN10: 0335244491
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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