Qualitative Research in Sociology

Author: Amir Marvasti

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847871461

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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'The book is an extremely valuable resource for students and new researchers who embark on qualitative research in sociology and the social sciences. It will be a valuable source for those who teach qualitative research methods in not only the social sciences but also in other disciplines, including health science. I wholeheartedly recommend this book' - Australian Journal of Primary Health Qualitative Research in Sociology offers a hands-on guide to doing qualitative research in sociology. It provides an introductory survey of the methodological and theoretical dimensions of qualitative research as practised by those interested in the study of social life. Through a detailed yet concise explanation, the reader is shown how these methods work and how their outcomes may be interpreted. Practically focused throughout, the book also offers constructive advice for students analysing and writing their research projects. Key features of the book include: · An innovative framework - combining different methodologies and approaches. · A variety of `real-life' examples and case studies - enriches the book for the reader · A set of practical exercises in each chapter - pedagogical and student-focussed throughout. · International in focus - offers a wide-ranging set of approaches and debates · A broad coverage - includes discussions of ethnography, visual analysis, ethical issues, discourse and conversation analysis and report-writing The book has a flowing narrative and student-friendly structure which makes it accessible to and popular with students. It will be an invaluable resource for students and researchers, helping them to undertake effective qualitative research in both sociology and courses in social research across the social sciences.

Qualitative Research in Action

Author: Tim May

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761960683

Category: Social Science

Page: 402

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Rather than being a how-to book, this volume examines the ideas and practices of qualitative research in terms of their applicability for an understanding and explanation of the place of qualitative research in the social sciences.

A Tale of Two Cultures

Qualitative and Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences

Author: Gary Goertz,James Mahoney

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400845440

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Some in the social sciences argue that the same logic applies to both qualitative and quantitative methods. In A Tale of Two Cultures, Gary Goertz and James Mahoney demonstrate that these two paradigms constitute different cultures, each internally coherent yet marked by contrasting norms, practices, and toolkits. They identify and discuss major differences between these two traditions that touch nearly every aspect of social science research, including design, goals, causal effects and models, concepts and measurement, data analysis, and case selection. Although focused on the differences between qualitative and quantitative research, Goertz and Mahoney also seek to promote toleration, exchange, and learning by enabling scholars to think beyond their own culture and see an alternative scientific worldview. This book is written in an easily accessible style and features a host of real-world examples to illustrate methodological points.

Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Author: Paul S. Maxim,Associate Professor Department of Sociology Paul S Maxim

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195114652

Category: Psychology

Page: 405

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Professionals will find this detailed yet concise book to be an excellent reference."--BOOK JACKET.

Qualitative Discourse Analysis in the Social Sciences

Author: Ruth Wodak,Michał Krzyżanowski

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137047984

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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What does language tell us about society? This book explains how qualitative methods are used to analyse discourse across the social sciences. Drawing on a range of examples, from political speeches to internet chat, it solves the practical problems of research design and application. This is a key resource for all social scientists.

Exploratory Research in the Social Sciences

Author: Robert A. Stebbins

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761923992

Category: Social Science

Page: 67

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Guided by the precept that to understand any phenomenon well, it is necessary to start by looking at it in broad, nonspecialized terms, Robert A Stebbins takes the reader through the process of exploratory research in an easy-to-read style providing the student or researcher with a complete reference for carrying out this type of research.

Qualitative Research and Hypermedia

Ethnography for the Digital Age

Author: Bella Dicks,Bruce Mason,Amanda Coffey,Paul Atkinson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847877095

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Digital culture and digital technologies have rapidly become unavoidable and essential forms of social experience and communication in our emerging globalised society. If we want to attempt to analyse and understand our technology-saturated society, and all its new media, then we must also develop research methods and forms of analysis that can accommodate and exploit digital culture and digital technologies. This important new methods text sets out to equip qualitative researchers with the tools necessary to conduct ethnography in the age of email and the internet. It will investigate how digital technologies potentially transform the ways in which we do research. This text also introduces the reader to new emerging methods that utilise new technologies and explains how to conduct data collection, analysis and representation using new technologies and `hypermedia'. Essential reading for any student or researcher interested in qualitative research in an age of hypermedia, this text: - explains how digital technology impacts on social research; - investigates how digital technology has reshaped the field of social research; - consider the implications of bringing multimedia into the forefront of qualitative research; - suggests new ways of observing and documenting a `technologised' and design-rich society; - enables the reader to use new technologies to handle and represent qualitative data; - unpacks the theoretical implications of writing and researching for the electronic screen

Qualitative Analysis for Social Scientists

Author: Anselm L. Strauss

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521338066

Category: Social Science

Page: 319

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The teaching of qualitative analysis in the social sciences is rarely undertaken in a structured way. This handbook is designed to remedy that and to present students and researchers with a systematic method for interpreting qualitative data', whether derived from interviews, field notes, or documentary materials. The special emphasis of the book is on how to develop theory through qualitative analysis. The reader is provided with the tools for doing qualitative analysis, such as codes, memos, memo sequences, theoretical sampling and comparative analysis, and diagrams, all of which are abundantly illustrated by actual examples drawn from the author's own varied qualitative research and research consultations, as well as from his research seminars. Many of the procedural discussions are concluded with rules of thumb that can usefully guide the researchers' analytic operations. The difficulties that beginners encounter when doing qualitative analysis and the kinds of persistent questions they raise are also discussed, as is the problem of how to integrate analyses. In addition, there is a chapter on the teaching of qualitative analysis and the giving of useful advice during research consultations, and there is a discussion of the preparation of material for publication. The book has been written not only for sociologists but for all researchers in the social sciences and in such fields as education, public health, nursing, and administration who employ qualitative methods in their work.

Qualitative Sociology

Author: Howard Schwartz,Jerry Jacobs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0029281601

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Efforts to reconstruct the reality of a social scene have evolved numerous theoretical and methodological strategies. Qualitative sociology fills the gap in existing literature by providing a comprehensive and detailed treatment of the broad range of non-quantitative methods currently being used in sociological research, with the conceptual rationales for each method. Recognizing the need for a clear, concise discussion of both the theoretical and practical aspects of "reality reconstruction" and "formal sociology," Drs. Schwartz and Jacobs draw on the theories and strategies of Weber, Mead, Blumer, Glaser, Straus, Simmel, Goffman, Schutz, Garfinkel, and Cicourel, among others, to justify, explain, and illustrate: field studies participant observation (ethnography) interviewing life histories and personal accounts the analysis of unobtrusive measures audio-visual techniques methods of studying and subjectivity phenomenology and more Thus, the authors not only describe the various theories and methods, but they add to the reader's understanding by providing insight into who has used the methods and why, and by evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of each method. They also supplement the text throughout with a collection of case studies which illustrate the kind of substantive work qualitative research can produce. No other available text covers as many methods as are described in Qualitative Sociology. All the methods are examined in an informal, conversational style, making the discussion accessible to the student with no previous knowledge of qualitative theories and practices.

Qualitative Research on Sport and Physical Culture

Author: Kevin Young,Michael Atkinson

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1780522967

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 225

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Addresses issues in methodology, contemporary issues in research methods and innovative trends in qualitative research that are addressed through case study examples from areas of research in sport studies. This title includes: historical methods; ethnography; auto-ethnography; embodied methods; interviewing; and, narratives.

Doing Qualitative Research

A Comprehensive Guide

Author: David Silverman,Amir Marvasti

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412926394

Category: Social Science

Page: 555

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The Indispensable, Bestselling Qualitative Textbook isáNow Chock-Full of Examples and Pedagogy for theáAmerican Market!David SilvermanÆs seminal Doing Qualitative Research, originally written primarily for the European market, has been completely revised and adapted foráU.S.ástudentsáwith the help of Amir Marvasti of Penn State Altoona. It contains interdisciplinary and real-world examples and student diaries that speak to those readers undertaking new research projects and qualitative dissertations in the U.S.Key Features Offers a thorough review of the major methods in qualitative research and data analysis techniques specific to each methodGives practical advice on key issues, such as defining ôoriginalityö and narrowing down a topicProvides a thorough review of the major methods in qualitative research and data analysis techniques specific to each methodPresents End-of-Chapter Narratives accounts of current or former graduate studentsÆ experiences with the topics covered in the respective chaptersContains web-based exercises designed to help students and their instructors incorporate web-based learning in their coursesIncludes exercises to test readersÆ knowledge and to encourage the development of relevant skillsIntended AudienceThis lively, accessible textbook is ideal for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in the social sciencesùincluding those in sociology, education, communications, anthropology, and health departments.

Interpreting qualitative data

methods for analysing talk, text and interaction

Author: David Silverman

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9780803987579

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

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"David Silverman is, without doubt, one of the most challenging, demanding writers on qualitative research. . . . For all nurses who are considering, planning, or currently working on qualitative research studies, this book will prove indispensable." --Nursing Times Agenda "The major interest of this book is the immediacy of its accounts of life in the field and how individual ethnographers responded to its demands and dilemmas. It will alert the apprentice researcher to the realities of day-to-day engagement in the research setting, and to the more worn practitioner it offers the comforting reassurance that one is not alone in one's field experiences of isolation, fear, hostility, harassment and confusion." --European Sociological Review "The book offers communication researchers some of the best, recent work on qualitative inquiry in the human disciplines. . . . Published by Sage, the leading publisher of qualitative research in the social sciences today. . . . David Silverman's elegantly written text, filled with worked-through examples and student exercises, argues for a rigorous postpositivist approach to the issues of observation, analysis, validity, reliability, and generalizability in qualitative research. . . . There is great value here, especially in Silverman's desire to bring new terms and new methods into the qualitative research tradition. . . . This work brings the communication scholar up-to-date on where qualitative methods are in current sociological and educational discourse." --Norman K. Denzin in Journal of Communication "This book is a milestone. At last a leading researcher has given us an authoritative account of ethnography as a way of doing social science, building a discipline and a body of theory. The standards set here will be benchmarks for years to come." --Robert Dingwall, University of Nottingham "This book, written by one of the master craftsmen of qualitative research, deals with the full gamut of problems and possibilities which routinely confront the researcher. It is absolutely brimming with ideas and suggestions for teachers, students, and professional researchers, and will undoubtedly serve as an indispensable resource for years to come. Indeed, for anyone even vaguely interested in getting their students to engage with everyday social life, this book will prove to be an incomparable starting point." --Lindsay Prior, University of Ulster "A very useful addition to the literature, covering aspects of qualitative research in an admirably lucid and well-illustrated way." --Paul Atkinson, University of Wales "An excellent text. Sliverman's earlier book set new standards for 'thinking about' qualitative sociology; the present text adds to this by demonstrating the practical relevance of qualitative research as a way of doing social science. I doubt it will be surpassed for many years." --Michael Emmison, University of Queensland "Readable and likely to be a big success with students. I use especially the chapter on quantifying observational data." --Maureen Cain, University of West Indies "Excellent book with its useful exercises, just what is needed in teaching research methods." --Helmi Jarvilouman, University of Tampere "Excellent. Both learned and concrete enough for the student." --Anssi Perakyla, University of Tampere This book is a broad-ranging critical introduction to and assessment of the central issues involved in qualitative research. David Silverman's text spans the range of different approaches within the qualitative tradition, the relations between qualitative and quantitative methods in social research, and the strengths of specific methodologies. Particular issues discussed include the theoretical underpinnings and methodological consequences of major traditions of qualitative research, including ethnography, symbolic interactionism, conversation analysis, and ethnomethodology; issues of observation, analysis, and validity in qualitative research; and the centrality of language as the medium of communication of the subjects of qualitative research and the different ways in which such communication can be studied--through interviews, texts, and transcripts. Interpreting Qualitative Data will be of interest to students, academics, and researchers doing qualitative research.

Sociology

Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life

Author: David M. Newman

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412961521

Category: Social Science

Page: 547

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DISCOUNTED BUNDLE SAVES YOUR STUDENTS MONEY!This book is available bundled with Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life Readings, Seventh Edition (bundle ISBN: 978-1-4129-6151-6) The Seventh Edition of David NewmanÆs Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life invites students to delve into the fascinating world of sociological thought. Encouraging students to think more about how sociology applies to their everyday lives, this edition features updated coverage and fresh examples, including revamped micro-macro connections to help students understand the link between individual lives and the structure of society. New to the Seventh Edition Presents new and updated coverage throughout, including new sections on Muslim-Americans, global warming, and sexual orientationFeatures NewmanÆs signature compelling writing style with slightly briefer chapters and integrated global content in each for a better fit with todayÆs courses Provides a more robust research methods section with innovative discussions of spuriousness in research, reading a research article correctly, and more, plus a new ôDoing Social Researchö feature Offers new examples from the myriad U.S. subcultures to engage students with examples that are relevant to their lives Features new and updated Micro-Macro Connections, including technology and erosion of privacy, the global health divide, and more, to help students make the link between their daily lives and the architecture of society Includes fresh examples and updated statistical information throughout the text, along with new exhibits and impactful visual essays Ancillaries InstructorÆs Resources on CD-Rom are available to qualified instructors. Contact SAGE at [email protected] or 1.800.818.7243 to request a copy.Student study site û COMING SOON - at www.pineforge.com/newman7study Intended AudienceThis core text is designed for students enrolled in Introduction to Sociology and Principles of Sociology courses in departments of sociology.

Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Research in Development Projects

Author: Michael Bamberger

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821344316

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 171

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A report based on a workshop held in 1998 at which outside research specialists and World Bank staff discussed the importance of integrating quantitative and qualitative research methods and reviewed experiences in the use of mixed method approaches in Bank research and project design.

Using NVIVO in Qualitative Research

Author: Lyn Richards

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 184920697X

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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From getting started to completing your research project, this book provides a practical guide to using QSR NUD·IST NVivo, the latest qualitative software package. Written in clear language, the book is accompanied by a CD-ROM which carries a demonstration version of the software, together with six tutorials to use with your own data. Much more than a manual, the book offers advice with each section, addressing a range of research approaches and priorities. Each chapter starts with an overview and includes tips on design issues and ways of flexibly managing your project. QSR NVivo is distributed by Scolari, SAGE Publications Software.

Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education

Author: Sara Delamont

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849807299

Category: Education

Page: 640

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The Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education offers both basic and advanced discussions of data collection, analysis and representation of all the best qualitative methods used in educational research. It contains four comprehensive yet concise sections on perspectives, settings, data collection and data analysis and representation. Authors from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand contribute to a wide-ranging and provocative Handbook that will inspire novice researchers and re-invigorate experienced scholars. Its 44 well-documented chapters will serve academics and graduate students in educational research across all sectors of education from pre-school to graduate school, and all settings from formal to non-formal.

Ethics in Qualitative Research

Author: Tina Miller,Maxine Birch,Melanie Mauthner,Julie Jessop

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446271188

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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This fresh, confident second edition expands its focus on the theoretical and practical aspects of doing qualitative research in light of new ethical dilemmas facing researchers today. In a climate of significant social and technological change, researchers must respond to increased ethical regulation and scrutiny of research. New sources, types of data and modes of accessing participants are all challenging and reconfiguring traditional ideas of the research relationship. This engaging textbook explores key ethical dilemmas - including research boundaries, informed consent, participation, rapport and analysis - within the context of a rapidly changing research environment. The book effectively covers the ethical issues related to the data collection process, helping readers to address the ethical considerations relevant to their research. This fully updated new edition: - Maps the changing and increasingly technology-reliant aspects of research relationships and practices - Provides researchers with guidance through practical examples, enabling those engaged in qualitative research to question and navigate in ethical ways This book is essential reading for all those engaged in qualitative research across the social sciences.

Qualitative Analysis

Author: Douglas Ezzy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113648003X

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Offering a detailed introduction to the practice of data analysis, this book is both user-friendly and theoretically grounded. Drawing on his extensive experience of qualitative research, Douglas Ezzy reviews approaches to data analysis in established research traditions including ethnography, phenomenology and symbolic interactionism, alongside the newer approaches informed by cultural studies and feminism. He explains the difference between inductive, deductive and abductive theory building, provides a guide to computer-assisted analysis and outlines techniques such as journal writing, team meetings and participant reviews. This text is one of the first to treat computer assisted data analysis as an integral part of qualitative research. Exceptionally well written, this is a valuable reference for research students and professional researchers in the social sciences and health.