Constructing Grounded Theory

Author: Kathy Charmaz

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446293491

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy Kathy Charmaz presents the definitive guide to doing grounded theory from a constructivist perspective. This second edition of her groundbreaking text retains the accessibility and warmth of the first edition whilst introducing cutting edge examples and practical tips. This expanded second edition: - explores how to effectively focus on data collection - demonstrates how to use data for theorizing - adds two new chapters that guide you through conducting and analysing interviews in grounded theory - adds a new chapter on symbolic interactionism and grounded theory - considers recent epistemological debates about the place of prior theory - discusses the legacy of Anselm Strauss for grounded theory. This is a seminal title for anyone serious about understanding and doing grounded theory research. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.
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Constructing Grounded Theory

A Practical Guide Through Qualitative Analysis

Author: Kathy Charmaz

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 0761973524

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Kathy Charmaz is one of the world's leading theorists and exponents of grounded theory. In this important and essential new textbook, she introduces the reader to the craft of using grounded theory in social research, and provides a clear, step-by-step guide for those new to the field. Using worked examples throughout, this book also maps out an alternative vision of grounded theory put forward by its founding thinkers, Glaser and Strauss. To Charmaz, grounded theory must move on from its positivist origins and must incorporate many of the methods and questions posed by constructivists over the past twenty years to become a more nuanced and reflexive practice.
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Market Research Methodologies: Multi-Method and Qualitative Approaches

Multi-Method and Qualitative Approaches

Author: Takhar-Lail, Amandeep

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466663723

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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Human inquiry has served as the impetus for a number of developments throughout history. Seeking new knowledge about the world around us helps to drive our progress and push us to discover innovative improvements. This drive lends itself to the development of qualitative research. Market Research Methodologies: Multi-Method and Qualitative Approaches brings together innovative techniques and novel designs that aid in the development of multi-method studies and investigations. Focusing on vital concepts such as data validity, triangulation, and reliability, this book is a fundamental reference source for PhD students, graduate students, and academics within the business field who wish to understand how these methods can be employed to extract data from particular environments.
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Practising Social Work Research

Case Studies for Learning, Second Edition

Author: Rick Csiernik,Rachel Birnbaum

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487510551

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Research skills are as critical to social work practitioners as skills in individual and group counselling, policy analysis, and community development. Adopting strategies similar to those used in direct practice courses, this book integrates research with social work practice, and in so doing promotes an understanding and appreciation of the research process. This second edition of Practising Social Work Research comprises twenty-three case studies that illustrate different research approaches, including quantitative, qualitative, single-subject, and mixed methods. Six are new to this edition, and examine research with First Nations, organizing qualitative data, and statistics. Through these real-life examples, the authors demonstrate the processes of conceptualization, operationalization, sampling, data collection and processing, and implementation. Designed to help the student and practitioner become more comfortable with research procedures, Practising Social Work Research capitalizes on the strengths that social work students bring to assessment and problem solving.
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Introduction to Research - E-Book

Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies

Author: Elizabeth DePoy,Laura N. Gitlin

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291074

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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Bridge the gap between research and practice with DePoy and Gitlin's Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, 4th Edition. This completely updated, user-friendly text helps you better understand not only the research process, but also research designs and their applications to the real world of clinical practice. Covering multiple research strategies (including both qualitative and quantitative research), it gives you a balanced approach to various research traditions, addressing emerging key issues in today's health care environment. Offers a balanced approach to various research methods and multiple research strategies, including qualitative, quantitative, naturalistic and experimental-type, and more. Presents complex information in a clear, highly readable, and easy-to-understand manner. Keeps information relevant to today's health care environment with real-world "snapshots" and a final Stories from the Field chapter. Includes detailed discussions of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, a unique and balanced focus that makes this text more comprehensive than others in its field. Covers experimental-type, naturalistic, and mixed method design strategies, improving your ability to compare, contrast, and integrate different methods. Evolve online resources include statistics math tips to accompany Chapter 19, crossword puzzles, useful weblinks, and sample forms. Reflects recent changes in the field, including new material on preparing poster presentations, community and participatory research, translation issues, and advanced scale development, giving you the tools you need to devise successful research studies. Includes expanded evidence-based material and occupational therapy-specific information, discussing the methods used in each study.
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An Introduction to Qualitative Research

Author: Uwe Flick

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780761955870

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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`This text is a unique contribution to the body of general theoretical material about this rapidly expanding field of inquiry in social psychology as well as the social and health sciences' - Contemporary Psychology `A highly readable introduction to the most important qualitative research methodologies' - British Journal of Sociology `With Uwe Flick's book, instruction in the field of qualitative research finally comes of age. This is the text I wish I had written! Now students have access to the latest developments in interpretive qualitative inquiry, from symbolic interactionism and ethnomethodology to structuralism and poststructuralism. This is a very important book and it w
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Grounded Theory in Practice

Author: Anselm Strauss,Juliet M. Corbin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761907480

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 280

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Grounded theory methodology and procedure have become one of the most influential modes of carrying out qualitative research when generating theory is a principle aim of the researcher. This volume presents a series of readings that emphasize different aspects of grounded theory methodology and methods. The selections are written by former students of the late Anselm Strauss and have been chosen for their accessibility and range.
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Using Qualitative Methods in Organizational Research

Author: Thomas W. Lee

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761908074

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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Offering a broad description of qualitative research, this book facilitates the integration of qualitative and quantitative methods in organizational research. It examines the methods and tactics for both generating and testing management theories, including guidelines for deciding whether to use qualitative methods and overviews of four specific research designs. It describes how qualitative data is collected and analyzed and when and how to quantitatively analyze qualitative data. The author articulates the critical roles for reliability and validity and in the final chapter offers conclusions and recommendations for writing articles that report qualitative studies.
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The Nature of Qualitative Evidence

Author: Janice M. Morse,Janice Swanson,Anton J. Kuzel

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761922858

Category: Social Science

Page: 321

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What constitutes qualitative evidence? This book will break new ground by providing urgently needed standards for qualitative inquiry and tackle the significant issues of what constitutes qualitative evidence. In particular, this book will address the place of qualitative evidence in the planning delivery, and evaluation of health care. The authors first examine the status of qualitative research as evidence versus as "opinion." They then examine such topics as: who decides what counts as evidence, the nature of outcomes, how to evaluate qualitative evidence, constructing evidence within the qualitative project, and research utilization and qualitative research. They conclude with perspectives on the issue of standards for qualitative investigation.
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Researching Life Stories and Family Histories

Author: Robert Lee Miller

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446202747

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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`A comprehensive, balanced and judicious treatment of biographical methods in social research, made all the more useful to students by its careful delineation of the practicalities involved' - Raymond M Lee, Royal Holloway, University of London Specifically designed for those carrying out biographical, life history or family history research, this concise guide covers the methods and issues involved. The author demonstrates that biographical research is a distinctive way of conceptualizing social activity. The three main approaches to biographical and family history research are covered: - Realist - focused around grounded-theory techniques of interviewing; - Neo-positivist - more structured interview techniques; - Narrative - with emphasis on the active construction of life stories through the interplay between interviewer and interviewee. An invaluable introduction to the field, which contains much that will be of interest to the experienced practitioner, the book will be ideal for researchers in sociology, psychology, political science, social policy or anthropology.
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