An Introduction to Qualitative Research is a comprehensive guide to the qualitative research process written by an accomplished expert in the field. Uwe Flick is relentless in his efforts and ambition to spread knowledge about a rich research tradition that is continually evolving and refined within the social sciences. It is a volume with both breadth and depth containing what you need to know about qualitative research to be able to try it out. Also more experienced qualitative researchers will find this text valuable and insightful.
In the 7th edition of his well-proven Introduction to Qualitative Research the marked expert on qualitative Research, Prof. Flick, has upgraded the scope of his thoroughly basic textbook (e.g.: actual debates on post-colonial perspectives, mixed-methods, qualitative online research). A special merit of the Introduction is, that students get a feeling of what qualitative research is about: many well conditioned didactically examples of classic studies as well as of Flicks and his students´ own research encourage students to do their first steps in Qualitative Research.
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.
A gentle, supportive, engaging guidebook to the complex terrain of qualitative research. I recommend this book to students because it introduces key debates without jargon, and provides a practical scaffolding for one’s own research design by synthesising each chapter’s learning in a series of critical questions.
This is an excellent source for our students. We have recently used a different book for our module, however, this is a valuable resource to help students who are completing qualitative research for their dissertations.
Great overview of different research methods that will be really helpful for my students
A very clear introduction to QR - easy to navigate and find information quickly for busy students.
Real world application and question prompts mean students can use the book in an active way.
An excellent and comprehensive overview of qualitative research. It is accessible at an introductory level and is a useful 'one-stop shop' for our students. I will be recommending it to colleagues.
An extremely useful book for students that provides a comprehensive overview of qualitative research methodologies. It is particularly useful for students grappling with theory and provides a good basic introduction that is suitable for undergraduates in psychology. It would be great, however, to see a little more on the conceptual basis and frameworks of the various methodologies in future editions. This is largely absent in most undergraduate textbooks on qualitative research methods aimed at undergraduates.
This edition is well structured and easy to follow. It provides clear direction of the theory and methods behind qualitative research and how it can be applied
A coherently structured and easy to read text that guides the students through the complex procedures of qualitative research.
The text is suitable for our Undergraduate and Postgraduate students conducting research projects. A comprehensive presentation of planning and executing qualitative research.
An excellent text that takes a robust and comprehensive approach to a wide range of qualitative concepts and ideas that will be very helpful to student researchers and their lecturers.
Does not meet the needs of nursing doctoral students.
Excellent book but I won’t include enough qualitative content in this course to justify the purchase of an entire textbook. Thanks! :)
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All students have engaged with the contents of this book. The book allows depth to qualitative research for social science researchers
Useful text for qualitative researchers
A really useful read about the basics of qualitative research, written in a simple and easy to read format.