9781849666060

What Is Qualitative Research?

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  • ISBN13:

    9781849666060

  • ISBN10:

    1849666067

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-01-03
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Summary

This book provides an inviting and engaging introduction to qualitative research. What is Qualitative Research? offers clear definitions of key terms and concepts, as well as a thorough discussion of the various kinds of data used. Comprehensive examination coupled with illustrative examples clarifies the differences and disagreements among qualitative researchers. Covering important topics such as research design, data production and analysis and the politics of representation, What is Qualitative Research?will be a vital resource for both new and experienced researchers.

Author Biography

Martyn Hammersley is Professor of Educational and Social Research at the Centre for Childhood, Development and Learning at The Open University. He has carried out research in the sociology of education and the sociology of the media. However, much of his work has been concerned with the methodological issues surrounding social enquiry. He has written several books, including: Reading Ethnographic Research (1991); What's Wrong with Ethnography? (1992); The Politics of Social Research (1995); Taking Sides in Social Research (1999); Educational Research, Policymaking and Practice (2002), Questioning Qualitative Inquiry (2008), and Methodology, Who Needs It? (2011).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Defining Qualitative Research Chapter 2 Research DesignChapter 3 Data ProductionChapter 4 Data Analysis Chapter 5 Writing Chapter 6 Disputes

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