Successful Qualitative Research: A Practical Guide for Beginnersby Virginia Braun and Victoria Clarke SAGE Publications Ltd
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Key features include:
- A very practical book organised around the process of doing qualitative research successfully from start to finish. Theoretical debates are downplayed in favour strategies, tips and skills for starting and completing effectively. Theoretical principles are then 'grounded' through this process.
- Adopts a unique 'patterns framework' to qualitative data analysis, also known as 'thematic analysis'. The authors walk you through a basic thematic approach, and compare and contrast this with other approaches, where relevant.
- Skills-based, utilising a range of pedagogical features to encourage students to actually apply particular techniques and learn from their experience. These include tips on how to conduct interview and focus groups successfully (for the nervous student, not just beginner), how to design and report properly and how to see comparisons of analytical approaches by applying the same dataset in the data analysis section.
- Additional data-sets and audio interviews to support the textbook online.
This textbook will be an essential textbook for undergraduates and postgraduates taking a course in qualitative research or using qualitative approaches in a research project.
PART ONE: Successfully Getting Started in Qualitative Research
Chapter One: Some Very Important Starting Information
Chapter Two: Ten Fundamentals for Qualitative Research
Chapter Three: Planning and Designing Qualitative Research
PART TWO: Sucessfully Collecting Qualitative Data
Chapter Four: Interactive Data Collection 1: Interviews
Chapter Five: Interactive Data Collection 2: Focus Groups
Chapter Six: Textual Data Collection: Surveys, Stories, Diaries and Secondary Sources
PART THREE: Successfully Analysing Qualitative Data
Chapter Seven: Preparing Audio Data for Analysis: Transcription
Chapter Eight: Moving Towards Analysis
Chapter Nine: First Analytic Steps: Familiarisation and Data Coding
Chapter Ten: Identifying Patterns Across Data
Chapter Eleven: Analysing and Interpreting Patterns Across Data
PART FOUR: Successfully Completing Qualitative Research
Chapter Twelve: Quality Criteria and Techniques for Qualitative Research
Chapter Thirteen: Writing and Communicating Qualitative Research
Victoria Clarke is an Associate Professor in Sexuality Studies in the Department of Psychology at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Her research has focused on lesbian and gay parenting, same-sex and heterosexual relationships, sexual practices, sexualities and appearance, sexualities and higher education, and qualitative research methods. She has conducted ESRC and British Academy funded research on same-sex relationships and civil partnership. Her books include Out in Psychology: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer perspectives (Wiley) with Elizabeth Peel, and LGBTQ Psychology: An introduction (Cambridge University Press), with Sonja Ellis, Elizabeth Peel and Damien Riggs. She has developed a theoretically flexible approach to thematic analysis with Virginia Braun. Her current research interests include visible differences/disfigurements and the story completion method.