Qualitative research in action /

Rather than being a how-to book, this volume examines the ideas and practices of qualitative research in terms of their applicability for an understanding and explanation of the place of qualitative research in the social sciences.

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Other Authors: May, Tim, 1957-
Format: eBook
Published: London : SAGE, 2002.
Series:Online access with subscription: SAGE research methods (Core)
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: transformation in principles and practice
  • pt. 1. Putting the practice into theory
  • Institutional ethnography / Dorothy E. Smith
  • Critical realist ethnography / Sam Porter
  • Framing the rational in fieldwork / Peter K. Manning
  • Analysing interaction: video, ethnography and situated conduct / Christian Heath, Jon Hindmarsh
  • pt. 2. Generalization, interpretation and analysis
  • Generalization in interpretive research / Malcolm Williams
  • Representation, responsibility and reliability in participant-observation / Martín Sánchez-Jankowski
  • Automating the ineffable: qualitative software and the meaning of qualitative research / Nigel G. Fielding
  • Subjectivity and qualitative method / Valerie Walkerdine, Helen Lucey, June Melody
  • pt. 3. Choices in context
  • Observation and interviewing: options and choices in qualitative research / Kathleen Gerson, Ruth Horowitz
  • Qualitative interviewing: asking, listening and interpreting / Jennifer Mason
  • Narrative in social research / Steph Lawler
  • pt. 4. Power, participation and expertise
  • Engagement and evaluation in qualitative inquiry / Linda McKie
  • Negotiating power and expertise in the field / Lynne Haney
  • On relations between black female researchers and participants / Tracey Reynolds
  • pt. 5. Reflexivity, the self and positioning
  • Ethnography and self: reflections and representations / Amanda Coffey
  • Reflexivity and the politics of qualitative research / Lisa Adkins
  • Techniques for telling the reflexive self / Beverley Skeggs
  • Emotions, fieldwork and professional lives / Sherryl Kleinman.