Doing Qualitative Research in Education Settings

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A step-by-step guide to qualitative research in the field of education.

J. Amos Hatch offers a methods book that speaks directly to novice qualitative researchers in the field of education, providing a step-by-step guide to the development of a research project. Written in accessible language, the book emphasizes learning how to do qualitative work. Specific examples from real studies, using real data, and demonstrating real analyses are provided throughout. The book is designed to guide doctoral candidates through the dissertation process, from unpacking assumptions and identifying research questions, through project design, data collection, and analysis, to writing the final draft. Recommendations for writing and publishing qualitative work are included.
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About the author

 J. Amos Hatch is Professor of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education at the University of Tennessee and the editor of Qualitative Research in Early Childhood Settings and coeditor (with Richard Wisniewski) of Life History and Narrative. He was coeditor (with Richard Wisniewski) of the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education for five years.

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Publisher
SUNY Press
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Published on
Mar 30, 2010
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Pages
312
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ISBN
9780791487945
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Research
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Accessible, practical, and packed with indispensable advice, this bestselling textbook is the perfect hands-on guide for any student embarking on their own research. With expert advice from the author and real-life experiences from students, this book shows you how to go from the ideas of research to the practicalities of designing, conducting, and writing about your research yourself.

What’s new in this edition:

· Fully interactive digital field guide including video tutorials and real data to practice with

· An improved structure that takes you step-by-step form start to finish

· An overview and practical guidance on mixed methods and working with different kinds of data


The free digital field guide secures its place as the ‘take this everywhere’ textbook that supports students both in the classroom and in the field providing access via tablet/phone/laptop for easy access to:

- A readymade bibliography of qualitative research contained in SAGE journal articles curated by the author, to enrich reading and offer top research articles to cite;

- Definitions to explain key concepts and methods to deepen understanding of what is discussed in the text;

- David's quick, practical video tips and instructional guidance for when students are in the field (or preparing to go into it). David steps in as an instant supervisor to give encouragement and avoid common pitfalls;

- A treasure chest of online resources and weblinks chosen by David offering expert guidance on how to do research and do it better. These include research websites and resources as well as insider guides from trusted experts, links to organizations/software, online text/articles;

- Datasets provide students with research data on which to practice organizing, analysing, and drawing conclusions;

-'Cheat sheets' and reflective trackers students can use to monitor their progress and plan and manage projects.

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