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Critical Issues in Qualitative Research Methods
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Critical Issues in Qualitative Research Methods

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November 1993 | 401 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The issues of soundness of qualitative research are examined in this book. Contributors discuss how a researcher does qualitative research, considering such questions as: whether one deviates from the developer's protocol and what the ramifications are of such deviation; how students learn to acquire the conceptual skills necessary to conduct qualitative inquiry and how theory `emerges' from the data.

The book discusses group effect in focus groups and describes an observational method using videotaped data. The various schools of phenomenology and their major characteristics of excellence are explained, and the Glasserian and Straussian methods of grounded theory are compared. Issues of ethics and scientific integrity are also raised. Each chapter, dealing with a matter that has not yet been resolved or addressed in the literature, is preceded by a dialogue in which contributors raise questions and comment upon the concept presented.

 
Dialogue
On Origins

 
Janice M Morse
Qualitative Research
Fact or Fantasy?

 
 
Dialogue
On Learning Qualitative Methods

 
Katharyn A May
Abstract Knowing
The Case for Magic in Method

 
 
Dialogue
More on Theory

 
Janice M Morse
`Emerging from the Data'
The Cognitive Processes of Analysis in Qualitative Inquiry

 
 
Dialogue
The Democracy of Interpretation

 
Margarete Sandelowski
The Proof Is in the Pottery
Toward a Poetic for Qualitative Inquiry

 
 
Dialogue
On Qualitatively Derived Intervention

 
Janice M Swanson and Linda Chapman
Inside the Black Box
Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Conducting Evaluation Research Using a Qualitative Approach

 
 
Basic Versus Applied Ethnography
Madeleine Leininger
Evaluation Criteria and Critique of Qualitative Research Studies
 
Dialogue
Good Phenomenology is...

 
Marilyn A Ray
The Richness of Phenomenology
Philosophic, Theoretic and Methodologic Concerns

 
 
Dialogue
Clarifying Phenomenological Methods

 
Marlene Zichi Cohen and Anna Omery
Schools of Phenomenology
Implications for Research

 
 
Dialogue
On Emic and Etic

 
Joyceen S Boyle
Styles of Ethnography
 
Dialogue
Sorting Out the Styles...

 
Majorie A Muecke
On the Evaluation of Ethnographies
 
Dialogue
More on Muddling Methods

 
Phyllis Noerager Stern
Eroding Grounded Theory
 
Dialogue
Questions About Focus Groups

 
Martha Ann Carey
The Group Effect in Focus Groups
Planning, Implementing, and Interpreting Focus Group Research

 
 
Dialogue
Using Videotaped Data

 
Joan L Bottorff
Using Videotaped Recordings in Qualitative Research
 
Dialogue
On Mentoring

 
Sally Thorne
Secondary Analysis in Qualitative Research
Issues and Implications

 
 
Dialogue
On Writing It Up

 
Melanie Dreher
Qualitative Research Methods From the Reviewer's Perspective
 
Dialogue
Researcher-Participant Relationships

 
Sally Hutchinson and Holly Wilson
Research and Therapeutic Interviews
A Poststructuralist Perspective

 
 
Dialogue
On Being a Stranger in the Field

 
Toni Tripp-Reimer et al
Research Teams
Possibilities and Pitfalls in Collaborative Qualitative Research

 
 
Dialogue
The Politics of Writing

 
Juliene G Lipson
Ethical Issues in Ethnography
 
Dialogue
Sloppy Science

 
Kathleen A Knafl
Promoting Academic Integrity in Qualitative Research

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Janice M. Morse

Janice M. Morse, PhD (Nurs), PhD (Anthro), FAAN is a professor and Presidential Endowed Chair at the University of Utah College of Nursing, and Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta, Canada., from 1991-1996, she also held a position as professor at The Pennsylvania State University. From 1997-2007, she was the founding Director and Scientific Director of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, University of Alberta, founding editor for the International Journal of Qualitative Methods, and Editor of the Qual Press monograph series. She remains the founding editor for Qualitative Health Research, (now in Volume 2, Sage1)... More About Author

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