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Critical Issues in Qualitative Research Methods

Critical Issues in Qualitative Research Methods

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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.

On Origins

Janice M Morse
Qualitative Research
Fact or Fantasy?

On Learning Qualitative Methods

Katharyn A May
Abstract Knowing
The Case for Magic in Method

More on Theory

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

The Democracy of Interpretation

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

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
Good Phenomenology is...

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

Clarifying Phenomenological Methods

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

On Emic and Etic

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

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

Phyllis Noerager Stern
Eroding Grounded Theory
Questions About Focus Groups

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

Using Videotaped Data

Joan L Bottorff
Using Videotaped Recordings in Qualitative Research
On Mentoring

Sally Thorne
Secondary Analysis in Qualitative Research
Issues and Implications

On Writing It Up

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

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

On Being a Stranger in the Field

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

The Politics of Writing

Juliene G Lipson
Ethical Issues in Ethnography
Sloppy Science

Kathleen A Knafl
Promoting Academic Integrity in Qualitative Research

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