The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research

Paperback | September 15, 2014

byPatricia Leavy

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The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research presents a comprehensive overview of the field of qualitative research. It is intended for students of all levels, faculty, and researchers across the social sciences. The contributors represent some of the most influential and innovative researchersin the field as well as emerging scholars. This handbook provides a broad introduction to the field of qualitative research to those with little to no background in the subject, while simultaneously providing substantive contributions to the field that will be of interest to even the mostexperienced researchers. It serves as a user-friendly teaching tool suitable for a range of undergraduate or graduate courses, as well as individuals working on their thesis or other research projects. With a focus on methodological instruction, this volume offers both a retrospective and prospective view of the field. The first two sections explore the history of the field, ethics, and philosophical/theoretical approaches. The next three sections focus on the major methods of qualitative practiceas well as newer approaches (such as arts-based research and internet research); area studies often excluded (such as museum studies and disaster studies); and mixed methods and participatory methods (such as community-based research). The next section covers key issues including data analysis,interpretation, writing and assessment. The final section offers a commentary about politics and research and the move towards public scholarship.

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The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research presents a comprehensive overview of the field of qualitative research. It is intended for students of all levels, faculty, and researchers across the social sciences. The contributors represent some of the most influential and innovative researchersin the field as well as emerging scholars. ...

Patricia Leavy, PhD, is a leading researcher, acclaimed author, and public speaker. She has published a dozen non-fiction books including the best-seller Method Meets Art: Arts-Based Research Practice, Essentials of Transdisciplinary Research: Using Problem-Centered Methodologies, Fiction as Research Practice and Oral History: Understa...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:784 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:September 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190221828

ISBN - 13:9780190221829

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Preface1. Patricia Leavy: IntroductionPart One: The Qualitative Tradition2. Svend Brinkmann, Michael Hviid Jacobsen, and Soren Kristiansen: Historical Overview of Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences3. Chares Demetriou and Victor Roudometof: The History of Historical-Comparative Methods in Sociology4. Anna Traianou: The Centrality of Ethics in Qualitative ResearchPart Two: Approaches to Qualitative Research5. Rene Spencer, Julia M. Pryce, and Jill Walsh: Philosophical Approaches to Qualitative Research6. Salley E. Thorne: Applied Interpretive Approaches7. Antony Bryant: The Grounded Theory Method8. Maureen C. McHugh: Feminist Qualitative Research: Toward Transformation of Science and Society9. Kum-Kum Bhavnani, Peter Chua, and Dana Collins: Critical Approaches to Qualitative Research10. Mike Evans, Adrian Miller, Peter Hutchinson, and Carlene Dingwall: Decolonizing Research Practice: Indigenous Methodologies, Aboriginal Methods, and Knowledge/KnowingPart Three: Narrative Inquiry, Field Research, and Interview Methods11. Arthur P. Bochner and Nicholas A. Riggs: Practicing Narrative Inquiry12. Anthony Kwame Harrison: Ethnography13. Carolyn Ellis and Tony E. Adams: The Purposes, Practices, and Principles of Autoethnographic Research14. Svend Brinkmann: Unstructured and Semi-Structured Interviewing15. Valerie J. Janesick: Oral History Interviewing: Issues and Possibilities16. George Kamberelis and Greg Dimitriadis: Focus Group Research: Retrospect and Prospect17. Erica L. Tucker: Museum StudiesPart Four: Text, Arts-Based, and Internet Methods18. Lindsay Prior: Content Analysis19. Gunilla Holm: Photography as a Research Method20. Gioia Chilton and Patricia Leavy: Arts-Based Research Practice: Merging Social Research and the Creative Arts21. Claire Hewson: Qualitative Approaches in Internet-Mediated Research: Opportunities, Issues, PossibilitiesPart Five: Multi-Method, Mixed-Method, and Participatory Designs22. Helen Simons: Case Study Research: In-Depth Understanding in Context23. Paul R. Brandon and Anna L. Ah Sam: Program Evaluation24. Margaret R. Boyd: Community-Based Research: Understanding the Principles, Practices, Challenges, and Rationale25. Sarah M. Zeller-Berkman: Lineages: A Past, Present, and Future of Participatory Action Research26. Brenda D. Phillips: Qualitative Disaster Research27. R. Burke Johnson, Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, Susan A. Tucker, and Marjorie L. Icenogle: Conducting Mixed Methods Research: Using Dialectical Pluralism and Social Psychological StrategiesPart Six: Analysis, Interpretation, Representation, and Evaluation28. Johnny Saldana: Coding and Analysis Strategies29. Christina Silver and Ann F. Lewins: Computer-Assisted Analysis of Qualitative Research30. Allen Trent and Jeasik Cho: Interpretation Strategies: Appropriate Concepts31. Jane F. Gilgun: Writing Up Qualitative Research32. Jeasik Cho and Allen Trent: Evaluating Qualitative ResearchPart Seven: Conclusion: Politics and the Public33. Michael D. Giardina and Joshua I. Newman: The Politics of Research34. Patricia Leavy: A Brief Statement on the Public and the Future of Qualitative Research