Longitudinal Qualitative Research: Analyzing Change Through Time

Longitudinal Qualitative Research: Analyzing Change Through Time

By: Johnny Saldana (author)Paperback

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Johnny Saldana outlines the basic elements of longitudinal qualitative data, focusing on micro-levels of change observed within individual cases and groups of participants. He draws upon his primary experience in theater education to examine time and change in longitudinal qualitative studies; contending that "playwrights and qualitative researchers write for the same purpose: to create a unique, insightful, and engaging text about the human condition." Offering sixteen specific questions through which researchers may approach the analysis of longitudinal qualitative data, Professor Saldana presents a text intended as a primer for fellow newcomers to long term inquiry, based on traditional social science methods from traditional qualitative and quantitative paradigms, but enriched by an artist-educator's unconventional perspective.

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Johnny Saldana is a professor of Theatre at Arizona State University.

Contents

Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction: Looking Toward the Journey Chapter 3 Chapter 1: Longitudinal Qualitative Studies, Time, and Change Chapter 4 Chapter 2: Longitudinal Qualitative Research Design Chapter 5 Chapter 3: Longitudinal Qualitative Data Analysis Chapter 6 Chapter 4: Framing Questions Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Descriptive Questions Chapter 8 Chapter 6: Analytic and Interpretive Questions Chapter 9 Conclusion: Looking Back at the Journey Chapter 10 References Chapter 11 Footnotes 12 Appendix: Longitudinal Qualitative Data Summary 13 Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/05/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780759102965
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 212
  • ID: 9780759102965
  • weight: 345
  • ISBN10: 0759102961

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