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Sarah J. Tracy is Associate Professor of Human Communication at Arizona State University-Tempe. She has contributed more than 50 essays to such publications as Qualitative Inquiry, Communication Monographs, Management Communication Quarterly, and others. Dr. Tracy’s research has garnered international acclaim and she regularly serves as qualitative methodology expert for granted research.
Table of Contents
Prologue: Is this book for me?
Chapter 1: Developing Contextual Research that Matters
Chapter 2: Entering the Conversation of Qualitative Research
Chapter 3: Paradigmatic Reflections and Theoretical Foundations
Chapter 4: Fieldwork and Fieldplay: Negotiating Access and Exploring the Scene
Chapter 5: Proposal Writing: Explaining Your Research to Institutional Review Boards, Instructors, Supervisory Committees, and Funding Agencies
Chapter 6: Field Roles, Fieldnotes, and Field Focus
Chapter 7: Interview Planning and Design: Sampling, Recruiting, and Questioning
Chapter 8: Interview Practice: Embodied, Mediated, and Focus Group Approaches
Chapter 9: Data Analysis Basics: A Pragmatic Iterative Approach
Chapter 10: Advanced Data Analysis: The Art and Magic of Interpretation
Chapter 11: Qualitative Quality: Creating a Credible, Ethical, Significant Study
Chapter 12: Writing Part 1: The Nuts and Bolts of Qualitative Tales
Chapter 13: Writing Part 2: Drafting, Polishing, and Publishing
Chapter 14: Qualitative Methodology Matters: Exiting and Communicating Impact
Appendix A: Fieldnote
Appendix B: Focus Group Guide
Appendix C: Interview Transcription Excerpts