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Qualitative Research Writing

Qualitative Research Writing
Credible and Trustworthy Writing from Beginning to End

November 2023 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Finding your academic voice to tell a strong story about your research is a difficult hurdle for many qualitative writers. Qualitative Research Writing: Credible and Trustworthy Writing from Beginning to End takes you through the writing process, starting with how you think about your research and building towards presenting credible and trustworthy work. Authors Michelle Salmona, Dan Kaczynski, and Eli Lieber offer practical guidance based on over two decades working with faculty and doctoral students. By integrating digital tools and qualitative research steps into the writing process, readers will seamlessly move from the research process to writing. This brief text will help writers make sound arguments and develop their authorial voices to build connections between themselves and their intended audience.
Chapter 1: Thinking before writing
Chapter 2: Beginning the story
Chapter 3: Organizing your writing
Chapter 4: Visualizing your writing
Chapter 5: Writing about your research design
Chapter 6: Writing about data
Chapter 7: Writing up findings
Chapter 8: Writing up conclusions and recommendations
Chapter 9: Sharing the story of your research with others

This book provides a detailed account of how to think about enacting the process of qualitative research for students. Beginning with the brainstorming process of writing and moving through the critical components of qual research, the book helps students new to these concepts feel more familiar with qualitative research.

Saili Kulkarni
San José State University

This book provides your students with a roadmap for writing up qualitative research projects. It's a good length and level of detail for undergraduate or early-stage graduate students.

Andrew N. Smith
Suffolk University

Chapters 7 and 8 are CRUCIAL for my students. I have to do a lot of explaining around writing up findings, discussion, and conclusion. I offer lots of examples, but these chapters put it all into easily digestible bites, with really good examples. I would definitely use these chapters – they are excellent.

Meagan Call-Cummings
George Mason University

This book is a primer on how academic research writers can effectively begin, think about, and accomplish qualitative research.

Deidra Faye Jackson
University of Mississippi

There are some helpful tips for students. For example, the tips to self-evaluate and acknowledge one's role in the research process and to start writing even if the ideas are not clear yet are things I cover with every cohort of students I teach and are useful to include in the text.

Aimee Adams
Lehigh University

This book will really help our graduate students think about writing as a process and not as a product — something they really need to understand.

John R. Goss, III
Shenandoah University

The accessibility of the language and how the text focuses on leading the student through the writing process to support them in making connections between their research questions, research purpose, and data makes this book distinct from others.

Dr. Siomonn Pulla
Royal Roads University

This is a great book with detailed steps of considerations and tasks needed to complete each step of the research process.

Carolyn Sipes
Walden University

Challenging topics are addressed in a clear and easy-to-comprehend format. The tools and strategies shared are very useful and show the reader that there is no one right way of doing things in qualitative research. There are multiple options to choose from based on personal preferences and ways of doing things. The chapters provide a good framework to guide students and novice researchers through the process.

Inci Yilmazli Trout
University of the Incarnate Word

Whilst I meant to dip in and out of this book there are many chapters that I sat and read through due to their motivational and interesting viewpoints. This book is very relatable to problems that students find challenging such as how to write themes and introductions and conclusions to chapters. Many of the topics such as "joining the conversation" struck a cord with my own experiences too as a nurse and educator.

Miss Paloma Flynn
Health and Well-Being, Bolton University
June 6, 2024

Michelle Salmona

Dr. Michelle Salmona serves as President (co-founder) of the Institute for Mixed Methods Research (IMMR) with an academic appointment as Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra, Australia. She has authored multiple books and academic papers including her book co-authored with Dan Kaczynski and Eli Lieber Qualitative and Mixed Methods Data Analysis Using Dedoose: A Practical Approach for Research Across the Social Sciences. Michelle has been working for over 20 years as a mentor in writing about strong research, and a teacher in qualitative data analysis and the use of Qualitative Data Analysis Software (QDAS). In addition, she is a... More About Author

Dan Kaczynski

Professor Dan Kaczynski is Professor Emeritus at Central Michigan University and a senior research fellow at the IMMR. He is currently an adjunct professor supervising doctoral candidates at the University of Canberra, Australia. His research interests promote technological innovations in qualitative and mixed meth­ods data analysis in the social sciences in the United States and Australia. Dan is a program evaluation consultant and has more than 20 years’ experience conducting state, national, and international evaluations. Leadership roles include K-12 and higher education administration and research center director with extensive... More About Author

Eli Lieber

Dr. Eli Lieber is an interdisciplinary social scientist, methodologist, and data analyst.  He has spent over 20 years at the University of California, Los Angeles focused on advancing our thinking about and strategically implementing qualitative and mixed methods approaches in social science research.  Initially trained as a quantitative psychologist, he soon began working with colleagues from other social science disciplines and came to appreciate the deep importance and role in qualitative perspectives.  From a practical view, he believes that the informed integration of methods, study design, and the data generated... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781071818107