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Qualitative Research for the Social Sciences

by Marilyn Lichtman SAGE Publications, Inc
Pub Date:
09/2013
ISBN:
9781412998642
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Pbk 448 pages
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Qualitative Research for the Social Sciences presents a broad coverage of the theoretical and historical context of the field of qualitative research as it is applied to a variety of social science disciplines. It presents a variety of qualitative research approaches and the processes through which data are gathered and organised; and it address issues of analysing data, presenting completed qualitative research, and evaluating and judging research. The book combines both theoretical and practical information. Newer issues related to studying social cultures (e.g. Facebook), web2.0 and 3.0 computing, sharing data using widgets, and globalisation are also addressed.

PART I. CONCEPTUAL AND HISTORICAL CONTEXTChapter 1. IntroductionChapter 2. Qualitative ResearchaA Reflexive StanceChapter 3. Ethical Issues in Qualitative ResearchChapter 4. Conceptualizing Research ApproachesChapter 5. A Detailed Examination of Common ApproachesChapter 6. A Review of Additional Research ApproachesPART II. THE QUALITATIVE RESEARCH PROCESSChapter 7. Planning and Conceptualizing a Qualitative Research StudyChapter 8. Social Media, the Internet, and TechnologyChapter 9. A Review of Research LiteratureChapter 10. InterviewingChapter 11. Additional Methods of Gathering DataPART III. THE FINAL PRODUCTChapter 12. Drawing Meaning from the DataChapter 13. Communicating Your IdeasChapter 14. Judging the Research Process and ProductEpilogue: Social Science and the Future of Qualitative ResearchGlossary

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``I am likely to adopt this text. I think it will be a fresh alternative and/or supplement to the text I now read and require for the course. ``
Lillie M. Fears

``I really like the proposed textbook. Based on the prospectus and the outline I would very likely adopt the textbook for the next methods course. ``
Gesine Hearn

``I will adopt the book for both classroom and online teaching.``
Kebba Darboe

``This book is a contribution to Qualitative Research. The content is similar to other texts, the writing and approach to delivery of QR is a bit different. The chapter on Social Media is a departure and makes the text attractive...``
Warren Hope

``I would be likely to adopt this text as it is more undergraduate friendly than other texts in the field.``
Helen Potts
University Of North Texas Denton
Marilyn Lichtman is a retired professor of educational research and evaluation from Virginia Tech at both the main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, and at the graduate campus in Falls Church, Virginia. After attending The University of Chicago as an undergraduate, she moved to Washington, D.C. She completed all her degrees at The George Washington University, receiving her doctorate in educational research. She taught both qualitative and quantitative research courses while at The Catholic University of America and Virginia Tech. She is a regular user of the Internet and social media and was an early contributor to teaching qualitative courses online. She is currently on the editorial boards of The Qualitative Report and Forum: Qualitative Social Research (FQS), both online journals devoted to qualitative issues. She has served as a consultant to many school systems, private companies, and government agencies. She has traveled extensively throughout the world. Currently she serves on the docent council at the Corcoran gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.