Collecting and Interpreting Qualitative Materials

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2007-11-28
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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Collecting and Interpreting Qualitative Materials, Third Edition is the third volume of the paperback versions of The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research, Third Edition. This portion of the handbook considers the tasks of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting empirical materials, and comprises the Handbook's Parts IV ('śMethods of Collecting and Analyzing Empirical Materials'ť) and V ('śThe Art and Practices of Interpretation, Evaluation, and Presentation'ť). Collecting and Interpreting Qualitative Materials, Third Edition introduces the researcher to basic methods of gathering, analyzing and interpreting qualitative empirical materials. Part I moves from interviewing to observing, to the use of artifacts, documents and records from the past; to visual, and autoethnographic methods. It then takes up analysis methods, including computer-assisted methodologies, as well as strategies for analyzing talk and text.Key Feature of the Third Edition Contains a new Reader's Guide prepared by the editors that helps students and researchers navigate through the chapters, locating the different methodologies, methods, techniques, issues, and theories relevant to their work.'˘ Presents an abbreviated Glossary of terms that offer students and researchers a ready resource to help decode the language of qualitative research.'˘ Offers recommended Readings that provide readers with additional sources on specific topic areas linked to their research.Intended AudienceThis text is designed for graduate students taking classes in social research methods and qualitative methods as well as researchers throughout the social sciences and in some fields within the humanities.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introduction: The Discipline and Practice of Qualitative Researchp. 1
Methods of Collecting and Analyzing Empirical Materialsp. 45
Narrative Inquiry: Multiple Lenses, Approaches, Voicesp. 57
Arts-Based Inquiry: Performing Revolutionary Pedagogyp. 95
The Interview: From Neutral Stance to Political Involvementp. 115
Recontextualizing Observation: Ethnography, Pedagogy, and the Prospects for a Progresive Political Agendap. 161
What's New Visually?p. 185
Autoethnography: Making the Personal Politicalp. 205
The Methods, Politics, and Ethics of Representation in Online Ethnographyp. 247
Analytic Perspectivesp. 285
Foucault's Methodologies: Archeaology and Genealogyp. 313
Analyzing Talk and Textp. 351
Focus Groups: Strategic Articulations of Pedagogy, Politics, and Inquiryp. 375
The Art and Practices of Interpretation, Evaluation, and Representationp. 403
Relativism, Criteria, and Politicsp. 411
Emancipatory Discourses and the Ethics and Politics of Interpretationp. 435
Writing: A Method of Inquiryp. 473
Poetics for a Planet: Discourse on Some Problems of Being-in-Placep. 501
Cultural Poesis: The Generativity of Emergent Thingsp. 565
"Aria in Time of War": Investigative Poetry and the Politics of Witnessingp. 587
Qualitative Evaluation and Changing Social Policyp. 623
Reader's Guidep. 641
Glossaryp. 643
Suggested Readingsp. 655
Author Indexp. 659
Subject Indexp. 673
About the Editorsp. 693
About the Contributorsp. 695
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