Basics of Qualitative Research: Techniques and Procedures by Juliet Corbin, Anselm Strauss

By Juliet Corbin, Anselm Strauss

The Third version of the bestselling Basics of Qualitative Research:Techniques and methods for constructing Grounded conception continues to provide immensely useful recommendation and technical services to assist researchers in making feel in their amassed facts. Authors Juliet Corbin and the past due Anselm Strauss (co-creator of Grounded concept) current equipment that let researchers to research and interpret their info, and eventually construct conception from it. hugely obtainable of their process, Corbin and Strauss supply a step by step consultant to the learn act--from the formation of the examine query via numerous ways to coding and research, to reporting at the learn. packed with definitions and illustrative examples, this e-book concludes with chapters that current standards for comparing a learn, in addition to responses to universal questions posed by means of scholars of qualitative learn. considerably revised, Basics of Qualitative study remains a landmark quantity within the research of qualitative tools.

Key gains of the 3rd Edition:

  • Allows for college students to advance their serious considering talents within the "Critical matters" part on the finish of every bankruptcy.

  • Shows the particular steps thinking about information research (from description to grounded thought) and information amassing through theoretical sampling.

  • Provides routines for pondering, writing and staff dialogue that enhances fabric awarded within the textual content.

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Chapter 5 uses familiar materials on context and process, but includes them early in the text and presents them as additional analytic tools. It also includes a section on integration. Chapter 6 then focuses on memos and diagrams. What is different about this chapter in the present edition is its placement early in the text. Chapter 7 is about theoretical sampling, again an earlier placement of this chapter. Chapter 8 is the first chapter in a series of five new chapters that demonstrate the “doing of analysis” and uses materials from the Vietnam War as the research project.

I certainly would never want to exploit my participants and did give them an opportunity to read and give input into chapters that involved them. I told them that the interviews would be used in a methodology book and they agreed to this. I also worried about ethics and made certain that they were agreeable to putting their words into print as some of them were very graphic—but their words tell the story far better than I—a woman who has never been to war—could. What was not feasible for participants and myself was to construct these findings together, though in a way it is a co-construction because it does present their words along with mine.

Chapter 9 moves on to concept elaboration. Chapter 10 is about contextualizing data. Chapter 11 brings process into the analysis. Chapter 12 is devoted to integration and theory development. Chapter 13 offers slight revisions of an earlier chapter on writing theses, monographs, and giving talks about research. Chapter 14 is about evaluating qualitative research and has some new components to bring it more in line with contemporary thinking. Finally, Chapter 15 is on student questions and answers to these questions—a chapter that remains popular from previous editions This book remains a joy to write and a testament to my teacher and mentor, Anselm Strauss.

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