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Qualitative Research for Education : An Introduction to Theories and Methods

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5th
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9780205482931

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0205482937
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Pub. Date:
7/25/2006
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Pearson
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Summary

This concise, applied, and very clearly written introduction to qualitative research methods can be used effectively in a semester, or year-long course. The purpose of this introductory-level text is to provide the reader with a background for understanding the uses of qualitative research in education to examine its theoretical and historical underpinnings, and to provide the "how-to's" of doing qualitative research. This new edition places qualitative research within current debates about research methods and alternative ways of knowing. While the authors approach the subject from a sociological perspective, they also take care to reflect the many changes in conceptualization of qualitative research brought by post-structural and feminist thought.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Foundations of Qualitative Research for Education
1(53)
Characteristics of Qualitative Research
3(5)
Traditions of Qualitative Research
8(16)
Disciplinary Traditions
8(1)
Chicago Sociology
9(1)
The Sociology of Education
10(1)
European Connections and the Social Survey Movement
11(3)
Ideological and Political Practices
14(1)
Ideologies and Social Change
15(3)
Politics and Theory in the Academy
18(6)
Theoretical Underpinnings
24(11)
Phenomenological Approach
25(2)
Symbolic Interaction
27(2)
A Story
29(1)
Culture
30(2)
Ethnomethodology
32(1)
The Current Theoretical Scene: Cultural Studies, Feminisms, Postmodernism, Critical Theory, and Institutional Ethnography
33(2)
On Methods and Methodology
35(1)
Eleven Common Questions about Qualitative Research
35(13)
Ethics
48(5)
What Is to Come
53(1)
Research Design
54(28)
Choosing a Study
56(3)
Case Studies
59(11)
Historical Organizational Case Studies
60(1)
Observational Case Studies
60(3)
Life History
63(1)
Documents
64(2)
Other Forms of Case Studies
66(1)
Case-Study Design Issues
66(3)
Multicase Studies
69(1)
Multisite Studies
70(6)
Modified Analytic Induction
70(3)
The Constant Comparative Method
73(2)
Multi-Sited Ethnography
75(1)
Additional Issues Related to Design
76(5)
Proposal Writing
76(3)
Interview Schedules and Observer Guides
79(1)
Team Research and the Lone Ranger
80(1)
Qualitative Research and Historical Research
80(1)
Concluding Remarks
81(1)
Fieldwork
82(35)
Gaining Access
84(5)
First Days in the Field
89(2)
The Participant/Observer Continuum
91(2)
Doing Fieldwork in Another Culture
93(1)
Researcher Characteristics and Special Problems with Rapport
94(4)
Be Discreet
98(2)
Researching in Politically Charged and Conflict-Ridden Settings
100(1)
Feelings
101(2)
Interviewing
103(9)
Focus Groups
109(3)
Audio Recording
112(1)
Visual Recording and Fieldwork
112(3)
Triangulation
115(1)
Leaving the Field
116(1)
Qualitative Data
117(42)
Some Friendly Advice
118(1)
Fieldnotes
118(8)
The Content of Fieldnotes
120(4)
The Form of Fieldnotes
124(2)
The Process of Writing Fieldnotes
126(3)
Transcripts from Taped Interviews
129(4)
The Form of Transcripts
129(2)
Recording Equipment
131(2)
Documents
133(8)
Personal Documents
133(3)
Official Documents
136(2)
Popular Culture Documents
138(3)
Photography
141(13)
Found Photographs
142(9)
Researcher-Produced Photographs
151(1)
Photographs as Analysis
152(1)
Technique and Equipment
152(2)
Official Statistics and Other Quantitative Data
154(3)
Concluding Remarks
157(2)
Data Analysis and Interpretation
159(39)
Analysis and Interpretation in the Field
160(12)
More Tips
171(1)
Analysis and Interpretation after Data Collection
172(12)
Developing Coding Categories
173(7)
Preassigned Coding Systems
180(1)
Influences on Coding and Analysis
180(4)
The Mechanics of Working with Data
184(3)
Computers and Data Analysis
187(10)
Interpretation
197(1)
Concluding Remarks
197(1)
Writing It Up
198(21)
Writing Choices
199(10)
Decisions about Your Argument
199(2)
Decisions about Your Presence in the Text
201(1)
Decisions about Your Audience
202(1)
Decisions about Disciplines
203(1)
Decisions about the Introduction
204(1)
Decisions about the Core of the Paper and Strategies for Communicating Evidence
205(4)
Decisions about the Conclusion
209(1)
More Writing Tips
209(6)
Call It a Draft
209(1)
Styles of Presentation
210(1)
Overwriting
211(1)
``Yes. But...?''
212(1)
Keep It Simple Up Front
212(1)
Whose Perspective Are You Writing From?
212(1)
Jargon and Code
213(1)
On Giving Voice
214(1)
General Advice
215(1)
Criteria for Evaluating Writing
215(2)
Is It Convincing?
216(1)
Is the Author in Control of the Writing?
216(1)
Does It Make a Contribution?
217(1)
Texts
217(1)
A Final Point about Getting Started
218(1)
Applied Qualitative Research for Education
219(30)
Evaluation and Policy Research
223(11)
Head Start: Description of a Case Study
223(1)
Head Start: Discussion of a Case Study
224(1)
Getting Funds
224(1)
Relations between the Contractor and the Researcher
225(2)
The Research Site
227(1)
Feedback
228(1)
The Audience
229(1)
Timetables
229(1)
A Values-Based Approach to Policy Research
229(2)
More on the Study
231(1)
Selecting Sites
231(1)
Field Relations
232(1)
Analysis and Dissemination
232(1)
Theoretical and Conceptual Understanding
233(1)
Action Research
234(9)
The Case of It Not Adding Up: Description
235(2)
The Case of It Not Adding Up: Discussion
237(1)
Political Action Research
237(2)
What Action Research Can Do
239(1)
The Action Research Approach to Data
240(2)
Action Research and the Qualitative Tradition
242(1)
Practitioner Uses of Qualitative Research
243(6)
Employing Qualitative Research to Improve Your Teaching
244(1)
The Qualitative Approach and Teacher Education
245(4)
Appendix A Examples of Observational Questions for Educational Settings 249(11)
Appendix B Example of Fieldnotes 260(11)
Glossary 271(5)
References 276(21)
Index 297


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