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An Introduction to Qualitative Research

Seventh Edition
  • Uwe Flick - Freie Universtität Berlin, Germany
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October 2022 | 784 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Continuing to be THE guide to the whole qualitative research process for students, this book looks at both the theory behind qualitative research and how to put it into practice in your own work. For students across a range of social science disciplines and beyond, this is a must to help you enhance your research project.

This edition introduces:   

  • a decolonisation of methodologies   
  • a range of indigenous, queer and feminist perspectives on methodologies
  • assistance with defending a viva and alternative forms of assessment to suit a changing world.

More additions to this seventh edition include a section on the subjectivity of a researcher, and how your identity will shape your research. The further reading has been curated to include more than just western voices, providing you with global perspectives on qualitative research. This text introduces how to sensitively undertake ethical and inclusive research with marginalised groups.

This book will help you master a comprehensive understanding of qualitative research.

 
Foundations of Qualitative Research
 
Why and How to Do Qualitative Research
 
The Qualitative–Quantitative Distinction
 
Theoretical Frameworks
 
Methods and Data in Qualitative Research
 
Subjectivity, Identity, and Texts in Qualitative Research
 
Research Design
 
Formulating a Research Question
 
Choosing and Constructing the Research Design
 
Planning the Process in Qualitative Research
 
Ethics of Doing Qualitative Research
 
Using The Existing Literature
 
Access, Fields Relations, and Participatory Research
 
Sampling
 
Qualitative Designs with Multiple Methods
 
Verbal Data
 
Collecting Verbal Data
 
Doing Interviews
 
Doing Focus Groups
 
Using Narrative Data
 
Data Beyond Talk
 
Collecting Data Beyond Talk
 
Observation and Ethnography
 
Visual Data: Photography, Film and Video
 
Documents as Data and Secondary Data Analysis
 
Digital and Social Media Research
 
Qualitative Data Analysis
 
Analysing Qualitative Data
 
Transcription and Data Management
 
Grounded Theory Coding
 
Thematic Coding and Content Analysis
 
Analysing Naturally Occurring Data: Conversation and Discourse
 
Using Software in Qualitative Data Analysis
 
Grounding, Writing And Outlook
 
Quality of Qualitative Research: Criteria and Beyond
 
Writing Up and Assessment in Qualitative Research
 
State of the Art and the Future

Professor Uwe Flick has been a leading qualitative methodologist in the social sciences for decades. His methods texts reflect his considerable talent for presenting complex concepts and approaches in a thorough and accessible manner. This latest text is no exception.

Darrin Hodgetts
PhD, Professor of Societal Psychology, Massey University, New Zealand

Uwe Flick

Uwe Flick is Senior Professor of Qualitative Research in Social Science and Education at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. He is a trained psychologist and sociologist and received his PhD from the Freie Universität Berlin in 1988 and his Habilitation from the Technical University Berlin in 1994. He has been Professor of Qualitative Research at Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany and at the University of Vienna, Austria. Previously, he was Adjunct Professor at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s, Canada; a Lecturer in research methodology at the Free University of Berlin; a Reader and... More About Author

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