Qualitative Research is the essential guide to understanding, designing, conducting, and presenting a qualitative research study. This fourth edition features new material covering mixed methods, action research, arts-based research, online data sources, and the latest in data analysis, including data analysis software packages as well as narrative and poetic analysis strategies. A new section offers multiple ways of presenting qualitative research findings. The reader-friendly, jargon-free style makes this book accessible to both novice and experienced researchers, emphasizing the role of a theoretical framework in designing a study while providing practical guidance.
Qualitative research reaches beyond the what, where, and when of quantitative analysis to investigate the why and how behind human behavior and the reasons that govern such behavior, but this presents a number of significant challenges. This guide is an invaluable reference for students and practitioners alike, providing the deep understanding that this sometimes difficult area of research requires to produce accurate results. The book contains a step-by-step guide to analyzing qualitative data and an addendum for graduate students with a template for a thesis, dissertation, or grant application.Build a strong foundation in qualitative research theory and applicationDesign and implement effective qualitative research studiesCommunicate findings more successfully with clear presentationExplore data sources, data analysis tools, and the different types of research
This issue begins with a look at the nature of wisdom, thewisdom of nature, and how it relates to current issues in the fieldof adult education. It then looks to neuroscience and theevolution of sacred knowing to explore theconnection between learning and wisdom. Covering transcendentand practical wisdom, the issue then draws on Eastern, Western, andMideastern cultural and religious perspectives to develop a fullerunderstanding of wisdom. Finally, it covers the aspects of genderand/or culture in relation to wisdom, though in quite differentways.
This is the 131st volume of the Jossey-Bass higher educationquarterly report series New Directions for Adult and ContinuingEducation. Noted for its depth of coverage,this indispensable series explores issues of common interestto instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in abroad range of adult and continuing education settings, such ascolleges and universities, extension programs, businesses,libraries, and museums.
The contents covers: Adult Learning in Today’s WorldTraditional Learning TheoriesAndragogySelf-Directed LearningTransformative LearningExperience and LearningBody and Spirit in LearningMotivation and LearningThe Brain and Cognitive FunctioningAdult Learning in the Digital AgeCritical Thinking and Critical PerspectivesCulture and ContextDiscussion questions and activities for reflection are included atthe end of each chapter.
With contributions from leading experts in the field, The Jossey-Bass Reader on Contemporary Issues in Adult Education collects in one volume the best previously published literature on the issues and trends affecting adult education today. The volume includes influential pieces from foundational authors in the profession such as Eduard C. Lindeman, Alain Locke, and Paulo Freire, as well as current work from authors around the world, including Laura L. Bierema, John M. Dirkx, Cecilia Amaluisa Fiallos, Peter Jarvis, Michael Newman, and Shirley Walters.
In five sections, the book's thirty chapters delve into a wide range of compelling topics including:social justice, democracy, and activismdiversity and marginalizationhuman resource developmentlifelong learningethical issuesthe meaning and role of emotionsglobalization and non-Western perspectivesthe role of mass media, popular culture, and "social learning"technologyhealth, welfare, and environment
Each piece is framed within its larger context by the editors, and each section is accompanied by helpful reflection and discussion questions.
Thanks to a growing body of research and theory-building, threetopics briefly touched on in 2001 are now separate chapters in thisthird update:spirituality and adult learninglearning through the bodynarrative learning in adulthood
Also new in this update is a chapter on non-Western perspectiveson learning and knowing. New developments in two other areas arealso explored: understanding the connection between the brain andlearning, and how modern and postmodern ways of knowing areconverging and are bring expressed in social movements. Theconcluding chapter identifies two trends in adult learning theoryfor the twenty-first century: attention to context, and to theholistic nature of learning in adulthood.
This is 119th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report seriesahref="http://www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-ACE.html"NewDirections for Adult and Continuing Education/a. Noted forits depth of coverage, New Directions for Adult andContinuing Education is an indispensable series thatexplores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators,counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of adult andcontinuing education settings, such as colleges and universities,extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums.
—Peter Jarvis, professor of continuing education and seniorresearch professor, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
This volume brings together scholars from the fields of adulteducation and financial literacy and covers topics that revealthe interrelatedness of the two fields. They show how concepts andknowledge about adult education can be utilized in and illuminatefinancial education, and they offer insights about how financialeducation, as an eminently practical subject, shows adults learningand putting their new knowledge into action.
This is the 141st volume of this Jossey-Bass series. Noted for itsdepth of coverage, it explores issues of common interest toinstructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in abroad range of adult and continuing education settings, such ascolleges and universities, extension programs, businesses,libraries, and museums.