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Qualitative inquiry and research design : choosing among five approaches

Author: John W Creswell
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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In this Third Edition of his bestselling text, John W. Creswell explores the philosophical underpinnings, history, and key elements of each of five qualitative inquiry traditions: narrative research, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and case study. In his signature writing style, the author relates research designs to each of the traditions of inquiry in a highly accessible manner. He compares  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John W Creswell
ISBN: 9781412995313 1412995310 9781412995306 1412995302
OCLC Number: 767974685
Notes: Previous ed. cataloged as: Qualitative inquiry & research design. c2007.
Description: xxi, 448 p. : ill. (some dol.) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Philosophical assumptions and interpretive frameworks --
Designing a qualitative study --
Five qualitative approaches to inquiry --
Five different qualitative studies --
Introducing and focusing the study --
Data collection --
Data analysis and representation --
Writing a qualitative study --
Standards of validation and evaluation --
"Turning the story" and conclusion --
Appendix A. An annotated glossary of terms --
Appendix B. A narrative research study - "Living in the space between participant and researcher as a narrative inquirer : examining ethnic identity of Chinese Canadian students as conflicting stories to live by" / Elaine Chan --
Appendix C. A phenomenological study - "Cognitive representations of AIDS" / Elizabeth H. Anderson and Margaret Hull Spencer --
Appendix D. A grounded theory study - "Developing long-term physical activity participation: a grounded theory study with African American women" --
Amy E. Harley, Janet Buckworth, Mira L. Katz, Sharla K. Willis, Angela Odoms-Young, and Catherine A. Heaney --
Appendix E. An ethnography - "Rethinking subcultural resistance: core values of the straight edge movement" / Ross Haenfler --
Appendix F. A case study - "Campus response to a student gunman" / Kelly J. Asmussen and John W. Creswell.
Other Titles: Qualitative inquiry & research design
Responsibility: John W. Creswell.

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