Qualitative Research : An Introduction to Methods and Designs

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  • Copyright: 2011-12-27
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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The authorsnoted scholars and researchersprovide an up-to-date guide to qualitative study design, data collection, analysis, and reporting. Step by step, the authors explain a range of methodologies and methods for conducting qualitative research focusing on how they are applied when conducting an actual study. The book includes methods of data collection, specific approaches to qualitative research, and current issues in the field. Specifically, chapters cover the methods, designs, and analyses related to the methodologies of history, case study, program evaluation, ethnography, autoethnography, narrative, life histories, emancipatory discourses, feminist perspectives, African American inquiry, indigenous studies, and practitioner qualitative research.

Author Biography

Stephen D. Lapan, PhD, is Director, C & I Doctoral Program, College of Education, Northern Arizona University, He has developed and taught courses in statistics, tests and measurements, program evaluation, action research, introduction to research, paradigms for research, and currently teaches introductory and advanced research courses. Recent awards include the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented Honor Board Life Achievement Award, Northern Arizona University College of Education Distinguished Service Award for Research, and Northern Arizona University first campus wide Teaching Scholar award.

MaryLynn T. Quartaroli, PhD, is Project Director of the NEXUS Math/Science NAU grant for Science Foundation Arizona. She is also evaluating programs funded by the U.S, Department of Education in projects as diverse as the Math Science Partnership and the Carol M. White Physical Education Program.

Frances Julia Riemer, PhD, is Associate Professor in the College of Education at Northern Arizona University and Director of the University's Women and Gender Studies Program. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Award, a dissertation fellowship from the Spencer Foundation, a post-doctoral fellowship from the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation, and an Elva Knight research grant from the International Reading Association.

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and Exhibits xi

Preface xiii

The Editors xix

The Contributors xxi

Part One A Qualitative Frame of Mind

1 Introduction to Qualitative Research 3
Stephen D. Lapan, MaryLynn T. Quartaroli, and Frances Julia Riemer

2 Ethics in Qualitative Research in Education and the Social Sciences 19
Donna M. Mertens

3 Grounded Theory 41
Robert Thornberg, Kathy Charmaz

4 Methodology, Methods, and Tools in Qualitative Research 69
Jean J. Schensul

Part Two Drawing on the Disciplines

5 Biography and Life Story Research 107
Cynthia E. Winston

6 Mystery Solved: Detective Skills and the Historian's Craft 137
Laurie Moses Hines

7 Ethnographic Research 163
Frances Julia Riemer

8 Trekking Through Autoethnography 189
Tony E. Adams, Carolyn Ellis

Part Three Integrating the Disciplines

9 Narrative Inquiry: Stories Lived, Stories Told 215
Christine K. Lemley, Roland W. Mitchell

10 Case Study Research 243
Tricia S. Moore, Stephen D. Lapan, MaryLynn T. Quartaroli

11 Arts-Based Research 271
Sharon Verner Chappell, Tom Barone

12 Practitioner Action Research 291
Stephen D. Lapan

13 Program Evaluation 321
MaryLynn T. Quartaroli

Part Four Emancipatory Discourses

14 Preliminary Considerations of an African American Culturally Responsive Evaluation System 347
Pamela Frazier-Anderson, Stafford Hood, Rodney K. Hopson

15 What Makes Critical Ethnography "Critical"? 373
Angelina E. Castagno

16 Feminist Research 391
Lucy E. Bailey

17 Reclaiming Scholarship: Critical Indigenous Research Methodologies 423
Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy, Heather R. Gough, Beth Leonard, Roy F. Roehl II, Jessica A. Solyom

18 Democratizing Qualitative Research 451
Ernest R. House

References 473

Index 509

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