Understanding and Evaluating Qualitative Educational Research

Understanding and Evaluating Qualitative Educational Research

ISBN: 9781412975261
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2010-04-13
Number of pages: 328
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DESCRIPTION

Illustrating the techniques of qualitative research to help readers learn to read, analyze, and design studies themselves

Taking a well-rounded and practical look at qualitative educational research, this book focuses on the diverse ways that qualitative researchers design their studies, and illustrates the wide range of techniques with myriad examples. Each example within a category of qualitative research―ethnography, grounded theory, phenomenology, case study, action research, narrative, and mixed methods―is accompanied by commentary from the editor regarding the particular approach used. The text concludes with an "Issues and Concepts" section that addresses issues that are at the forefront of this rapidly changing field.

Key Features

Distinguishes among major qualitative research approaches to help readers connect qualitative methods with completed research studies Shows students how to read, analyze, and design their own qualitative research studies Covers current issues in qualitative educational research

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