Methods of Mind
- Johnny Saldana - Arizona State University, USA
Qualitative Methods | Qualitative Research | Sociological Research Methods
Written in Johnny Saldaña's elegant and accessible style, Thinking Qualitatively: Methods of Mind boldly pursues the challenge of teaching students not just how to collect and analyze data, but how to actively think about them. Each chapter presents one “method of mind” (thinking analytically, realistically, symbolically, ethically, multidisciplinarily, artistically, summarily, interpretively, and narratively), together with applications, a vignette or story related to the thinking modality, points to remember, and exercises. Designed to help researchers “rise above the data,” the book explores how qualitative research designs, data collection, data analyses, and write-ups can be enriched through over 60 different lenses, filters, and angles on social life. Venturing into more evocative and multidimensional ways to examine the complex patterns of daily living, the book reveals how the researcher's mind thinks heuristically to transcend the descriptive and develop "highdeep" insights about the human condition.
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Such an inspiring book about thinking, in so many modes. An essential book for those who wonder why we think like we do and where do theories come from? Dissertation students of all levels could benefit from this text.
IIt offers a reach set of options for thinking qualitatively. Good ideas and very communicative style.
Comprehensive and informative text.
This book will be particularly useful for the science based trainees who struggle to get to grips with the qualitative data and pulling out the key themes from their data.
Innovative and motivating text that will be very helpful for students conducting research at post graduate level.
Interesting book for introduction in qualitative thinking. It is not sufficient for students to serve as a major handbook, but may serve as an inspiring and philosophical source.