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QUAL Titles by QUAL Faculty
Foundations for Research by
Call Number: LB1028 .F64 2004
Publication Date: 2003-09-01
Designed for introductory research courses in the professional fields and social sciences, this text acquaints students and beginning researchers with a broad view of research methodologies and an understanding of the assumptions that inform each of these approaches. More experienced researchers will also find the book useful in acquainting them with methodologies and theoretical frameworks that are new to them. The text is distinguished by its avoidance of using the discreet categories of qualitative and quantitative methods to organize the chapters. While some chapter authors rely more on one or the other, many employ multiple methodologies to investigate particular problems and questions. Further, the book is not organized into single, contradictory positivist-interpretivist categories of research; chapter authors often situate methodologies within a variety of, and sometimes multiple, theoretical positions, particularly as these approaches are shaped by the historical context of social science research. Focus points in Foundations for Research: Methods of Inquiry in Education and the Social Sciences: *research ethics. *intertwined relationship of theory and research design. *systematic examination of ways to design and implement high-quality, trustworthy research across varying research designs. *specific methods for implementing research within various frameworks. *pedagogical strategies.
Inside Stories by
Call Number: GN345 .I374 1998
Publication Date: 1998-06-01
Although articles reporting research studies are helpful in acquainting students with methodological approaches, they often make the process look so straightforward, clean, and effortless. It is rare to find an article that tells the "real" story behind the finished product. By having real researchers tell their own stories of "mucking around" with methodological and ethical issues in qualitative research, we get a more realistic, human story of the process. This is a collection of such stories. Authors were asked to describe their own experiences with methodological and ethical struggles as they engaged in their work. Each of the essays offers insight into the research approach used as well as particular issues which became apparent during the research process. Key issues raised by the authors include early learnings; gaining entry; overlapping, conflicting roles, and the boundaries of these roles; differential power relationships; who tells the story and whose story is told; ethical concerns related to confidentiality; and the influence of a researcher's particular philosophy or theoretical framework on his or her research. Throughout the book we see scholars whose personal stories or autobiographies intersect closely with their research projects. deMarrais introduces a unique framework to help students gain an overview of qualitative research methods and the underpinnings and processes in these approaches. This framework is centered on the ways we understand phenomena using qualitative research approaches that engage archival knowledge, narrative knowledge, or observational knowledge.
Modes of Thinking for Qualitative Data Analysis by
Call Number: H62 .F7225 2017 and online
Publication Date: 2016-04-30
Modes of Thinking for Qualitative Data Analysis argues for engagement with the conceptual underpinnings of five prominent analytical strategies used by qualitative researchers. Melissa Freeman describes the core characteristics of each analytical strategy or mode of thinking in relation to its aim and action and then illustrates each using examples from a range of disciplines. Providing these modes of thinking in one text contributes to a deeper understanding of their distinct theoretical and methodological contributions to research as well as the potential and challenge of combining them. Experienced qualitative researchers, novices, and graduate students from many disciplines will gain new insight from the theory-practice relationship of analysis advanced. This book: -introduces five dominant modes of thinking in qualitative data analysis: categorical thinking, narrative thinking, dialectical thinking, poetical thinking, and diagrammatical thinking; -argues for the importance of thinking about qualitative research at the level of the analytic strategies guiding the research; -uses examples from a range of disciplines to illustrate the strategies in diverse design configurations.
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Researching Children's Experiences by
Call Number: BF722 .F74 2009
Publication Date: 2008-11-03
This accessible book presents approaches to planning, carrying out, and analyzing research projects with children and youth from a social constructivist perspective. Rich, contextualized examples illustrate how to elicit and understand the lived experiences of diverse young people. Data-collection methods discussed in depth include drawing, photography, the Internet, games, interviewing, focus groups, journaling, and observation. Also covered are strategies for fostering the active contributions of children in the research process; navigating consent and ethical issues; enlisting the support of parents, school personnel, and other gatekeepers; and interpreting data. Throughout, the authors emphasize the need to attend to the social setting in which research with children is done. End-of-chapter questions and exercises encourage readers to reflect on taken-for-granted conceptions of children and childhood and to try out the book's ideas in their own research projects. Also available electronically https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ugalib/detail.action?pq-origsite=primo&docID=371193
Hall Through Roulston
Focus groups by
Call Number: H61.28 .H35 2020
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series: Qualitative research methodologies : traditions, designs, and pedagogies
Reflective Interviewing by
Call Number: HM526 .R68 2010
Publication Date: 2010-02-11
Qualitative researchers have long made use of many different interview forms. Yet, for novice researchers, making the connections between "theory" and "method" is not always easy. Reflective Interviewing provides a theoretically-informed guide for researchers learning how to interview in the social sciences. In order to undertake high quality research using qualitative interviews, a researcher must be able to theorize the application of interviews to investigate research problems in social science research. As part of this process, researchers examine their subject positions in relation to participants, and examine their interview interactions systematically to inform research design. This book provides a practical approach to interviewing, helping researchers to learn about themselves as interviewers in ways that will inform the design, conduct, analysis, and representation of interview data. The author takes the reader through the practicalities of designing and conducting an interview study, and relates various forms of interview to different underlying epistemological assumptions about how knowledge is produced. The book concludes with practical advice and perspectives from experienced researchers who use interviews as a method of data generation. Reflective Interviewing is written for a multidisciplinary audience of students of qualitative research methods.
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Reflective interviewing a guide to theory and practice
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