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Qualitative inquiry & research design : choosing among five approaches

Author: John W Creswell
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
"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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Creswell, John W.
Qualitative inquiry and research design.
Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, 2012
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John W Creswell
ISBN: 9781412995313 1412995310 9781412995306 1412995302
OCLC Number: 767974685
Notes: Revised edition of: Qualitative inquiry & research design : choosing among five approaches / John W. Creswell. Second edition. ©2007.
Description: xxi, 448 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 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 and research design
Responsibility: John W. Creswell.


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