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The popular text that helped readers better understand and practice qualitative research has been completely updated and revised. To help readers better visualize and grasp the concepts, issues, and complexities of qualitative inquiry, the authors introduce each chapter with discussions among three "characters"--students whose research projects demonstrate the challenges and excitement of qualitative research. Woven into the chapters and the characters' stories are three themes that make up the tapestry of qualitative research: First, research is a learning process. Second, research can and should be useful. Finally, a researcher needs to have a clear vision of the audience and purpose of a study.
Table of Contents
|Qualitative Research as Learning|
|The Researcher as Learner|
|The Researcher as Competent and Ethical|
|Major Qualitative Research Genres|
|Conceptualizing and Planning the Research|
|Entering the Field|
|Gathering Data in the Field|
|Our Characters' Data|
|Issues That Arise in the Field|
|Analyzing and Interpreting Data|
|Our Characters' Analyses|
|Presenting the Learnings|
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