Qualitative Research in Action: A Canadian Primer

Paperback | September 3, 2014

byDeborah K. van den Hoonaard

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Series: a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/tcs/"Themes in Canadian Sociology/aQualitative Research in Action emphasizes that dynamism and flexibility are the cornerstones of qualitative research. Bringing the stages of research to life with a wide array of examples drawn from actual studies, the text guides students through the processes of finding inspiration and developingquestions; gathering, coding, and analyzing data; and writing up results.

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Series: a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/tcs/"Themes in Canadian Sociology/aQualitative Research in Action emphasizes that dynamism and flexibility are the cornerstones of qualitative research. Bringing the stages of research to life with a wide array of examples drawn from actual studies, the text guides students through the processes...

Dr. Deborah van den Hoonaard is a professor of gerontology at St Thomas University and a Canada Research Chair in Qualitative Research and Analysis. She is also associate director of the Chronic Illness Research Institute, of which she is a founding member. An experienced researcher and writer, she is the author of two books based on ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.48 inPublished:September 3, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Note: Every chapter includes:- Learning Objectives- Introduction- Summary- Questions for Critical Thought- Exercises- In-Class Exercise- Suggested Readings- Related Websites1. IntroductionQualitative ResearchAbout This Book2. Asking Questions and Identifying GoalsUnderlying AssumptionsThe Research ProcessGeneric Social ProcessesResearch Questions3. Strategies for Designing ResearchOrigins of Qualitative StudiesWhere to Find Ideas for Research TopicsHow to Begin Your Own Study4. Ethics on the Ground: A Moral Compass - Will C. van den HoonaardEthical Principles of Research in CanadaApplying the Principles of Ethics to Qualitative ResearchDeveloping a Research QuestionFieldworkInterviews and TranscriptionsContent AnalysisAnalyzing DataEthics in the Digital AgeWriting Up Research5. Observing Social Life through Field ResearchHistorical Antecedents of Contemporary Field WorkConducting a Field Study6. In-Depth InterviewingStandardized InterviewsIn-Depth InterviewsConducting an In-Depth Interview StudyAfter the InterviewEmail Interviews7. Unobtrusive ResearchAnalyzing Pre-existing DocumentsAnalyzing Documents of Social InstitutionsAnalyzing Media Content and Reflections of RealityAnalyzing Physical Objects8. New Directions in Qualitative ResearchDiscourse AnalysisNarrative AnalysisAutoethnographyEthnodramasVisual SociologyVirtual Ethnography9. Trust the Process: Analyzing Qualitative DataBeginning with MemosCoding Interview Transcripts and Field NotesFrom Codes to Generic Social Processes10. Writing Up Qualitative ResearchGetting StartedWriting Your ReportMatters of StyleCleaning It All UpA Word about PlagiarismAppendix A: Selected List of Qualitative Research by Canadian ScholarsAppendix B: Sample FieldnotesAppendix C: Checklist for Research ReportsGlossaryEndnotesReferencesIndex

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"I like that the author provides 'guidelines' for analyzing qualitative data that do not stifle creativity. I also like the author's philosophy that students must learn how to analyze data as a conceptual skill and not expect that some computer program can replace this skill." --Dawn Currie, University of British Columbia