Learning in the Field : An Introduction to Qualitative Research

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-07-07
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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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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