This is in large part because positivist approaches have not yielded the kinds of results that had been anticipated, and more researchers are seeking alternative perspectives to understand phenomena.
Author: Maggi Savin-Baden
Qualitative research has seen a surge of growth during the past decade. This is in large part because positivist approaches have not yielded the kinds of results that had been anticipated, and more researchers are seeking alternative perspectives to understand phenomena. The number of researchers using qualitative approaches continues to grow, yet there are few up-to-date guides to assist thinking broadly about qualitative research as a field of inquiry. Over the decades the range of approaches has increased, which has led to an even greater lack of certainty about how to think about doing qualitative research. In considering key issues while offering practical guidance on how to work within the face of uncertainty, this book will be a valuable resource to this next generation of researchers. New Approaches to Qualitative Research offers: a clear understanding of the range of issues related to researcher stance, the way that researchers position themselves in relation to their subjects, their participants, and their own belief systems, and the way in which they locate themselves across the qualitative paradigm an overview of some of the most cutting-edge qualitative techniques in use today: from the exploration of visual texts to the concept of inquiry to synthesis methods, this section lays out the state of the art in methodology specific information regarding processes of data analysis, synthesis and interpretation that are employed in these various approaches. In this book, the authors take the stance that qualitative research is a broad approach that encompasses and even encourages difference and uncertainty, and here at last they provide a route-map to this uncertain but fruitful line of inquiry. This vital text is ideal for professional researchers and postgraduates in a range of subject areas.
Poincare, J. (1889/1993) New Methods of Celestial Mechanics. Ed. D. Goroff.
New York: American Institute of Physics. Poincare,J. (1908) Science and Method.
New York: Dover. Polkinghorne, D. (1997) Reporting qualitative research as ...
Author: Carol Grbich
Category: Social Science
This groundbreaking book explores the implications of postmodernist ideas within the research context. The text relates debates in postmodernism directly to current thinking and practice in both qualitative and quantitative research. The engaging book is split into two parts: Part One offers a critical discussion of recent philosophical debates and emerging trends within the field of postmodernism, while Part Two breaks down the research process into its constituent parts and reflects on the changing aspects of postmodern thought and their implications for the researcher. This timely and thought-provoking textbook will engage directly with the relationship between postmodern theory within a research context. The book's practical approach is strengthened by the inclusion of student friendly features, including a glossary and a number of illustrative examples and case studies. Its interdisciplinary approach means it will be invaluable reading for postgraduate students and researchers across the social sciences.
However, because of the complexity of the approach, especially in regard to the
analysis of the data, the implementation of qualitative research still lags behind
the benefits of the growing body of knowledge in our field. What is the strength of
Author: Reinhard Stelter
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
Category: Sports & Recreation
The book is a collection of the keynote addresses of the 11th European Congress of Sport Psychology in Copenhagen, July 2003, including three further articles, one from the president of the congress, Reinhard Stelter, one from the winner of the Young Researchers award, and one from the new president of FEPSAC. The about 450 congress participants showed great interest in the speeches. They are not published anywhere else. The editors regard the article as an important contribution to the future development of sport and exercise psychology.
Hammersley, M. and Traianou, M. (2012) Ethics in Qualitative Research:
Controversies and Contexts (London: Sage). ... L. (1997) “The possibilities and
pitfalls of doing secondary analysis of a qualitativedata set,”Qualitative Health
Author: L. Camfield
Category: Political Science
Development researchers face many challenges in producing robust and persuasive analyses, often within a short time-frame. This edited volume tackles these challenges head-on, using examples from other fields to provide practical guidance to research producers and users.
Author: Takhar-Lail, AmandeepPublish On: 2014-08-31
Multi-Method and Qualitative Approaches Takhar-Lail, Amandeep. Bryman and
Bell ... This tradition has not been used in a significant stream of research but yet,
it can be included in innovative research methodologies. • Postmodernism: ...
Author: Takhar-Lail, Amandeep
Publisher: IGI Global
Category: Business & Economics
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.
FETTERMAN DAVID M. (Ed.) (1988) Qualitative Approaches to Evaluation: The
Silent Scientific Revolution, New York, Praeger. GEPHART, WILLIAM (1969) 'The
eight general research methodologies: A facet analysis of the research process',
Author: Renata Tesch
First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
We can see this approach at work among individuals with prior quantitative
research training, and in fields such as the health sciences in which qualitative research is a new approach to research and must be couched in terms
acceptable to ...
Author: John W. Creswell
Category: Social Science
The Second Edition of this bestselling text once again explores the philosophical underpinnings, history, and key elements of each of five qualitative inquiry traditions: narrative research, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and case study. Written in an accessible style, this book relates research designs to each of the traditions of inquiry. The author compares theoretical frameworks, ways to employ standards of quality, and strategies for writing introductions to studies, collecting data, analyzing data, writing a narrative, and verifying results. New to the Second Edition: - Broader coverage of narrative research - Updated coverage of data analysis, which accounts for programs like Atlas.ti and NVivo, and discusses counting codes more fully - More specific steps for doing research within each tradition
Cohen, L, Manion, L and Morrison K (2011) Research Methods in Education, 7th
edition. London/New York: Routledge. Doyle, D (2007) ... New Approaches to Qualitative Research: Wisdom and Uncertainty. London and New York:
Author: Graham Butt
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
MasterClass in Geography Education provides a comprehensive exploration of the major themes in geography education research and pedagogy, drawing on international research. The editor draws together a variety of professional, academic and practitioner perspectives to support professional development of geography teachers. The book incorporates discussion of the place of subject knowledge in geography, the role and function of research in geography education and the relationship between research and practice. Topics covered include: - research and professional practice - constructing geographical knowledge - ethical considerations - carrying out research projects MasterClass in Geography Education will be essential reading for all studying the teaching and learning of geography on PGCE and Education MEd/MA courses.
Clive Seale and Jonathan Charteris-Black In this chapter, we show how keyword analysis can be applied in qualitative health research, drawing on our
experience of the method over the past few years on a variety of projects. This is
a new ...
Author: Ivy Bourgeault
Category: Social Science
The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Methods in Health Research is a comprehensive and authoritative source on qualitative research methods. The Handbook compiles accessible yet vigorous academic contributions by respected academics from the fast-growing field of qualitative methods in health research and consists of: - A series of case studies in the ways in which qualitative methods have contributed to the development of thinking in fields relevant to policy and practice in health care. - A section examining the main theoretical sources drawn on by qualitative researchers. - A section on specific techniques for the collection of data. - A section exploring issues relevant to the strategic place of qualitative research in health care environments. The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Methods in Health Research is an invaluable source of reference for all students, researchers and practitioners with a background in the health professions or health sciences.
Novel Approaches to Qualitative Methods Robin Patric Clair. erick C. Corey and
Catherine Becker, each, provide the reader with excerpts from their in-progress
novels. Each one draws the reader into unique cultural circumstances, yet in this
Author: Robin Patric Clair
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category: Social Science
A different approach to contemporary ethnography, embracing the idea that alternative genres may be used to express cultural experience.
The Kurdistan Region of Iraq and a Drying Tigris: A Case Study of Three Villages
By Alex Munoz Research conducted by Alex Munoz and Shahnaz Zebary
Abstract This paper is a qualitative study of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) ...
In this chapter, trends and developments in qualitative research methods and the
ethical issues that they raise are outlined. The chapter concludes by discussing
whether these ethical issues demand new approaches to research ethics or ...
Author: Rose Wiles
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Social Science
This book is a short, accessible guide to the key issues in qualitative research. The book covers new online practices as well as traditional methods.
Social work researchers need to be inventive to find funding for innovative approaches. Social work's professional ... The arrival of Qualitative Social Work
suggests that a growing marketplace for innovative scholarship exists. More
sources for ...
Author: Anne E. Fortune
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Social Science
In this volume, progressive experts survey recent trends in qualitative study, which relies on small sample groups and interview data to better represent the context and complexity of social work practice. Chapters address different approaches to qualitative inquiry, applications to essential areas of research and practice, integration of qualitative and quantitative methods, and epistemological issues. This second edition brings even greater depth and relevance to social work qualitative research, including new material that tackles traditional research concerns, such as data quality, ethics, and epistemological stances, and updated techniques in data collection and analysis. To increase the usefulness for students and researchers, the editors have reorganized the text to present basic principles first and then their applications, and they have increased their focus on ethics, values, and theory. New and revised illustrative studies highlight more than ever the connection between effective research and improved social functioning among individuals and groups. The collection continues to feature scholars and practitioners who have shaped the social work research practice canon for more than twenty years, while also adding the innovative work of up-and-coming talent.
A New Guide for Practitioners Britha Mikkelsen. reformulating old ones ( Gill ,
2000 : 173 ) . Rather than asking why so and so happened , discourse analysis
helps to answer how so and so is happening . Like other ' qualitative researchers
Author: Britha Mikkelsen
Category: Social Science
an indispensable, down-to-earth, richly illustrated guide to a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods for research and practice in development settings.
qualitative. interviews. Approximately fifty years ago, in 1956, Benney and
Hughes stated that 'Sociology has become the ... The emphasis in this chapter is
therefore on the role of narrative in shaping new approaches to qualitative research ...
Author: Jane Elliott
Category: Social Science
'Jane Elliott's examination of the use of "narrative" within the broad context of social science inquiry is a must-read for both qualitative and quantitative researchers, novice and expert alike' - Journal of Advanced Nursing `This important book does an impressive job of synthesising a complex literature and bringing together both qualitative and quantitative methods of narrative analysis. It will become a milestone in the development of narrative methods. Although ground-breaking in many ways, it is very clearly written and accessible to readers from a wide variety of backgrounds and methodological experience' - Nigel Gilbert, University of Surrey `An elegantly written, scholarly and accessible text. Jane Elliott shows a sophisticated appreciation of contemporary methodological developments, and makes a persuasive case for the use of narrative approaches in both qualitative and quantitative research. The book challenges and advances debates about combining methods, and shows how stories can work within and across conventional research boundaries. It is a truly original contribution to the literature' - Amanda Coffey, Cardiff School of Social Sciences `An outstanding book. Jane Elliott breaks new ground by demonstrating to new generations of social scientists how the power of narrative can fruitfully be harnessed in social research. This is a "must read" book' - Professor Mike Savage, University of Manchester This is a lucid and accessible introduction to narrative methods in social research. It is also an important book about the nature, role and theoretical basis of research methodology in general. Jane Elliott instructs the reader on the basic methods and methodological assumptions that form the basis of narrative methods. She does so in a way that is practical and accessible and in a way that will make the book a favourite with students and experienced researchers alike. Elliott argues that both qualitative and quantitative methods are characterised by a concern with narrative, and that our research data can best be analyzed if it is seen in narrative terms. In concrete, step-by-step terms she details for the reader how to go about collecting data and how to subject that data to narrative analysis, while at the same time placing this process in its wider theoretical context. She works across the traditional quantitative/qualitative divide to set out the ways in which narrative researchers can uncover such issues as social change, causality and social identity. She also shows how the techniques and skills used by qualitative researchers can be deployed when doing quantitative research and, similarly, how qualitative researchers can sometimes profit from using quantitative skills and techniques. "This book provides both a fascinating and a challenging read. What sets this text apart from other books on research methodology and methods is that it does not focus exclusively on either quantitative or qualitative research approaches, but rather attempts to bridge the divide. The book should be compulsory reading not only for those aspiring to undertake narrative research and those students undertaking higher degree research courses, but also for those more experienced researches wishing to explore contemporary issues in research methods and methodology. As a recent recruit to a lecturer-practitioner post with little recnt experience in the subject area covered by this book, i found it met my needs very well. I would certainly recomment this book for purchase." Dr Andrew Pettipher, University of Nottingham, UK.
A Guide for Researchers in Education and the Social Sciences, 4th Ed. Irving
Seidman. Stacey, J. (1988). ... A new approach to understanding human memory
offers a solution to the crisis in the study of history. The Chronicle of Higher ...
Author: Irving Seidman
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Now in its fourth edition, this popular book provides clear, step-by-step guidance for new and experienced interviewers to develop, shape, and reflect on interviewing as a qualitative research process. Using concrete examples of interviewing techniques to illustrate the issues under discussion, this classic text helps readers to understand the complexities of interviewing and its connections to broader issues of qualitative research. The text includes principles and methods that can be adapted to a range of interviewing approaches. Appropriate for individual and classroom use, the new edition has been expanded to include: clarification of important phenomenological assumptions that underlie the interviewing approach presented in the book; new sections on Long-Distance Interviewing and its implications for the relationship between interviewers and their participants; a new section on the pros and cons of Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software; The Ethics of Doing Good Work, is a new chapter which discusses the interplay between ethical issues in interviewing and how interviewers carry out their work as researchers.
That challenge accompanied a major growth of interest in using qualitative methods, and this in turn produced a split in ... of new perspectives, and of new approaches to data and to the analysis of data, within qualitative research
Author: Keith F Punch
Category: Social Science
'Introduction to Social Research' presents the essential elements of both qualitative and quantitative approaches for conducting empirical research in the social sciences.
The new arithmetic not only leads to better results in traditional numerical analysis, but also suggests promising new approaches. It changes the interplay
between computation and numerical analysis in a qualitative way. Very general ...
Author: Ulrich W. Kulisch
A New Approach to Scientific Computation is a collection of papers delivered at a symposium held at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center on August 3, 1982. The symposium provided a forum for reviewing various aspects of an approach to scientific computation based on a systematic theory of computer arithmetic. Computer demonstration packages for standard problems of numerical mathematics are considered. Comprised of 12 chapters, this volume begins by summarizing an extensive research activity in scientific computation as well as the experience gained through various implementations of a new approach to arithmetic on diverse processors, including even microprocessors. A complete listing of the spaces that occur in numerical computations is presented, followed by a discussion of aspects of traditional computer arithmetic and a new definition of computer arithmetic. The properties of semimorphisms are also considered. Subsequent chapters focus on potential applications of programming packages to standard problems in numerical analysis implemented on a Z80 based minicomputer, with a PASCAL extension called PASCAL-SC as the programming language; methods for solving algebraic problems with high accuracy; and the use of a computer with floating-point arithmetic to obtain guaranteed sharp bounds for the value of an arithmetic expression. An extension of FORTRAN which satisfies contemporary requirements of numerical computation is also described. This book will be helpful to students and practitioners in the fields of computer science and applied mathematics.
"The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research presents a comprehensive and student-friendly overview of the field of qualitative research and is intended for students of all levels, faculty, and researchers across the social sciences.
Author: Patricia Leavy
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
"The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research presents a comprehensive and student-friendly overview of the field of qualitative research and is intended for students of all levels, faculty, and researchers across the social sciences. It provides strong focus on methods instruction with coverage of theoretical approaches, analysis, writing, evaluation, and the politics of research"--
The product - oriented approach deals with the quality of the translations while
the process - oriented approach combines quantitative and qualitative analyses ,
and focuses on the extent to which the participants proceed in a strategic manner
Author: Fabio Alves
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The Copenhagen Studies in Language Series includes studies of language for general purposes and also language for special purposes (LSP). It covers grammar, semantics, pragmatics, text linguistics and translation, both from theoretical and applied perspectives. It is editorial policy to bring out the journal in the form of a series of thematic volumes. Although produced from the Copenhagen Business School, the journal welcomes contributions from linguists based at other institutions either in Denmark or the wider world. This volume brings together five papers presented at the 1st International Research Workshop "Methodology in Translation Process Research" held from April 6 to 8, 2009, at the University of Graz, Austria. The first three articles provide insights into the methods employed in the TransComp project at the University of Graz and discuss some of the findings this longitudinal study has yielded so far. The fourth presents results from another longitudinal study, the CTP project ("Capturing Translation Processes"), conducted at Zurich University of Applied Sciences. The collection concludes with a contribution which bridges methodology in translation and interpreting process research.