Qualitative Research from Start to Finish, Second Edition: Edition 2

Guilford Publications
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This book will help readers understand the practice of qualitative research--whether they want to do it, teach it, or just learn about it. All the major research phases are encompassed (startup, design, data collection, analysis, and composing), including newly emerging trends. Numerous easy-to-read vignettes show how other scholars have successfully implemented specific procedures. Equally distinctive, the book presents qualitative research as an adaptive craft. The array of choices among different procedures and methods enables readers to customize their own studies and to accommodate different worldviews and genres.

New to This Edition:
*Stronger discussion of different worldviews (e.g., constructivism, postpositivism, and pragmatism) and how they relate to different methodological choices.
*Clearer emphasis on doing a generalized qualitative study, while acknowledging 12 specialized genres (e.g., action-based research, arts-based research, autoethnography, grounded theory, phenomenology, and others).
*Expanded discussions of different kinds of qualitative study samples and of mixed methods.
*New ideas on how to avoid getting stalled when analyzing qualitative data.
*Consideration of an additional way of concluding a qualitative study: by taking action.

Pedagogical Features
*Chapters start with an abstract and end with a suggested exercise.
*Key terms and concepts appear in boldface throughout the text and are listed in end-of-chapter recaps as well as in the book’s glossary.
*Sections within each chapter start with a preview box: “What you should learn from this section."
*An appendix presents a semester- or yearlong field-based project.
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About the author

Robert K. Yin, PhD, is Chairman of the Board and CEO of COSMOS Corporation, an applied research and social science firm that has been in operation since 1980. COSMOS has successfully completed hundreds of projects for government agencies, private foundations, and other entrepreneurial and nonprofit organizations. Dr. Yin has authored five books--including Case Study Research, now in its fifth edition--and over 100 peer-reviewed articles. His research has covered a wide array of fields, such as primary, secondary, and postsecondary education; health promotion, HIV/AIDS prevention, and substance abuse prevention; organizational development and program evaluation; neighborhood, community, and urban development; and technological innovation and communications.
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Publisher
Guilford Publications
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Published on
Aug 5, 2015
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Pages
386
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ISBN
9781462521364
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Marketing / Research
Education / Research
Medical / Nursing / Research & Theory
Psychology / Research & Methodology
Social Science / Research
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Now in its fourth edition, this popular book provides clear, step-by-step guidance for new and experienced interviewers to develop, shape, and reflect on interviewing as a qualitative research process. Using concrete examples of interviewing techniques to illustrate the issues under discussion, this classic text helps readers to understand the complexities of interviewing and its connections to broader issues of qualitative research. The text includes principles and methods that can be adapted to a range of interviewing approaches.

Appropriate for individual and classroom use, the new edition has been expanded to include:

In Chapter 2, clarification of important phenomenological assumptions that underlie the interviewing approach presented in the book.In Chapter 7, new sections on Long-Distance Interviewing and its implications for the relationship between interviewers and their participants.In Chapter 8, a new section on the pros and cons of Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software.Chapter 9, "The Ethics of Doing Good Work," is a new chapter which discusses the interplay between ethical issues in interviewing and how interviewers carry out their work as researchers.

“I have used Seidman's text with great success with graduate students new to qualitative research. Its complex yet readable treatment is an essential part of the toolbox for both novice and experienced qualitative interviewers.”

—Mark R. Warren, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs, University of Massachusetts Boston

“This is a thoughtful and well-written introduction to the topic. I assign it in multiple undergraduate and graduate classes I teach. The chapter on interview technique is particularly helpful, giving students useful advice on topics like how to avoid asking leading questions. Highly recommended.”

—Amy Bruckman, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology (on the third edition)

Praise for Previous Editions:

“A comprehensive perspective of the nature of qualitative inquiry and the art of interviewing.” 
—Theory and Research in Social Education

“A good starting point for training new researchers.”
—The Journal of Higher Education

Leading and Managing in Nursing, 6th Edition offers an innovative approach to leading and managing by merging theory, research, and practical application to better prepare you for the NCLEX® exam and the transition to the practice environment. This cutting-edge text is organized around the issues that are central to the success of professional nurses in today's constantly changing healthcare environment, including consumer relationships, cultural diversity, resource management, delegation, and communication. UNIQUE! Each chapter opens with The Challenge, where practicing nurse leaders/managers offer their real-world views of a concern related in the chapter, encouraging you to think about how you would handle the situation.UNIQUE! The Solution closes each chapter with an effective method to handle the real-life situation presented in The Challenge, and demonstrates the ins and outs of problem solving in practice.The Evidence boxes in each chapter summarize relevant concepts and research from nursing/business/medicine literature.Theory boxes highlight and summarize pertinent theoretical concepts related to chapter content.Research and Literature Perspective boxes summarize timely articles of interest and point out their relevance and applicability to practice.Separate chapters on key topic areas such as cultural diversity, consumer relationships, delegation, managing information and technology, legal and ethical issues, and many more.End-of-chapter Tips offer guidelines for applying information presented in the chapter.Numbered exercises challenge you to think critically about concepts in the text and apply them to real-life situations.Eye-catching full-color design helps engage and guide you through each chapter.Glossary alphabetically lists and defines all the boldfaced key terms from the chapters.Chapter Checklists provide a quick summary of key points and serve as a handy study tool.NEW! QSEN competencies incorporated throughout the text emphasize the importance of providing safe, high-quality nursing care.NEW! What New Graduates Say section at the end of each chapter provides you with a real-world perspective on the transition to clinical practice.NEW! Expanded content on legal and ethical issues, care delivery strategies, staffing, quality, and consumer relationships.NEW! Updated photos throughout the book maintain a contemporary and visually appealing look and feel.
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