Discovering Qualitative Methods: Ethnography, Interviews, Documents, and Images

Paperback | May 28, 2014

byCarol A. B. Warren, Tracy Xavia Karner

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In Discovering Qualitative Methods, Third Edition, researchers Carol A. B. Warren and Tracy Xavia Karner emphasize the process of social research - from the initial idea to the final paper, journal article, or scholarly monograph. Establishing the theoretical underpinnings and applications ofqualitative research, the authors offer comprehensive yet straightforward coverage that includes the major types of qualitative analysis: field research or ethnography, interviews, documents, and images. They also discuss the historical background and evolution of research practices, in turnteaching students how to generate and develop their own rigorous practices. A thorough, versatile text, Discovering Qualitative Methods, Third Edition, is ideal for undergraduate and graduate courses in qualitative methods and general research methods. It is also appropriate for qualitative methods courses in other social science disciplines including anthropology,business, communications, education, journalism, and social work.

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In Discovering Qualitative Methods, Third Edition, researchers Carol A. B. Warren and Tracy Xavia Karner emphasize the process of social research - from the initial idea to the final paper, journal article, or scholarly monograph. Establishing the theoretical underpinnings and applications ofqualitative research, the authors offer comp...

Carol A. B. Warren is Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of Kansas. Tracy Xavia Karner is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Houston.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:May 28, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface: Welcome to the Study of Qualitative MethodsAcknowledgmentsPART I1. Introduction to Qualitative Methods2. The Law, Politics, and Ethics of Qualitative ResearchPART II3. Ethnography: Setting and Entree4. Roles and Relationships in Ethnographic Research5. Writing Fieldnotes6. The Interview: From Research Questions to Interview Questions7. The Interview: Interaction, Talk, and Text8. The Textual and the Visual as Qualitative Data: Documents, Images, and the InternetPART III9. Analyzing Qualitative Data: Fieldnotes, Transcripts, Documents, and Images10. Writing WellReferencesIndex