Author: David M. Fetterman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412950457

Category: Social Science

Page: 173

View: 9941

The Third Edition of the best-selling Ethnography: Step-By-Step guides readers in managing mountains of ethnographic data and making meaningful statements based on that data. The second edition provided coverage of a then "new frontier"--the Internet. This new edition builds on that coverage and offers an up-to-date discussion of technology in ethnography, covering a range of topics from technological tools to research with virtual communities. Other notable additions to this updated classic include increased coverage of ethics in ethnography and updated examples and references from a broader range of fields, so as to represent the landscape of ethnography today. Popular with readers for its friendly and accessible approach, this new edition will be an indispensable resource for doing ethnographic research. It is especially well suited for courses in ethnography, qualitative research methods, and social research methods.

Proposals That Work

Author: Lawrence F. Locke,Waneen Wyrick Spirduso,Stephen J. Silverman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452216851

Category: Social Science

Page: 383

View: 3777

Covering all aspects of the proposal process, from the most basic questions about form and style to the task of seeking funding, this Sixth Edition has been completely updated and revised to offer clear advice backed up with excellent examples.

Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

Author: Professor Leonard Bickman,Leonard Bickman,Debra J. Rog,Rog Debra J,MS Debra J Rog

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761906728

Category: Social Science

Page: 580

View: 5757

The Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods shows how to make intelligent and conscious decisions so that researchers can refine and hone their research questions as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or contextual shifts take place - all key elements in the iterative nature of applied research. With examples and illustrations from the authors' own experiences, this book gives readers a practical guide to conducting applied research.

DiY WiFi: Re-imagining Connectivity

Author: K. Jungnickel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113731253X

Category: Computers

Page: 150

View: 4396

Based on extensive fieldwork, Jungnickel's research into community WiFi networking explores the innovative digital cultures of ordinary people making extra-ordinary things. Committed to making 'ournet, not the internet', these digital tinkerers re-inscribe wireless broadband technology with new meanings and re-imagined possibilities of use.

ESOMAR Seminar on Qualitative Research

from international to cross-cultural marketing-- the qualitative connection : Singapore, 30 November-2 December 1997

Author: ESOMAR.

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

View: 3647

Resettlement from Large Psychiatric Hospital to Small Community Residence

One Step to Freedom?

Author: R. V. E. Forrester-Jones,Gordon W. B. Grant

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 1397

This book renders an account of the social lives of people with long-term mental illnesses based on an analysis of their discourses and everyday experiences. Exploring social networks within and beyond the immediate care environment, this book aims to redress the balance between the wealth of knowledge of clinical medicine and the neglected research area of necessary social support.

Qualitative Research for the Information Professional

A Practical Handbook

Author: G. E. Gorman,Peter Robert Clayton,Sydney J. Shep,Adela Clayton

Publisher: Facet Pub


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

View: 6063

This established text is the only introduction to qualitative research methodologies in the field of library and information management. Its extensive coverage encompasses all aspects of qualitative research work from conception to completion, and all types of study in a variety of settings from multi-site projects to data organization. The book features many case studies and examples, and offers a comprehensive manual of practice designed for LIS professionals. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and includes three new chapters. It has been updated to take account of the substantial growth in the amount and quality of web-based information relevant to qualitative research methods and practice, and the many developments in software applications and resources. The authors have identified a clear need for a new chapter on the evaluation of existing research, as a gateway into new research for information professionals. The final chapter, 'Human Resources In Knowledge Management', takes the form of a model case study, and is an 'ideal' qualitative investigation in an information setting. It exemplifies many of the approaches to qualitative research discussed in earlier chapters. Readership: Directed primarily at the beginner researcher, this book also offers a practical refresher in this important area for the more experienced researcher. It is a useful tool for all practitioners and researchers in information organizations, whether libraries, archives, knowledge management centres, record management centres, or any other type of information service provider.

Qualitative methods in organizational research

a practical guide

Author: Catherine Cassell

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9780803987692

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 253

View: 6770

If you're looking for a resource that clearly outlines practical techniques and methods for conducting qualitative research in organizational settings, then this is the book for you. Covering a diverse range of methods, this invaluable book focuses on qualitative approaches in practice. After considering the role and distinctive features of qualitative methods in organizations, the contributors outline a number of different approaches and techniques. The purpose, rationale, and context of each approach is described and guidelines on when and how they might be used are presented. Case examples illustrate costs and limits as well as advantages of each technique. A special feature of this volume is its attention to range and diversity: Alongside well-known methods such as interviewing, participant observation, and case studies, newer approaches like stakeholder analysis and tracer studies are included.

Ethnographic Writing Research

Writing it Down, Writing it Up, and Reading it

Author: Wendy Bishop

Publisher: Boynton/Cook

ISBN: 9780867094862

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

View: 5759

The primary goal of Ethnographic Writing Research is to help you conduct your day-to-day research - whether it means developing an informal classroom report, writing a dissertation prospectus and study, or participating in local, civic literacy research.

Doing early childhood research

international perspectives on theory and practice

Author: Glenda MacNaughton,Sharne A. Rolfe,Iram Siraj-Blatchford

Publisher: Open Univ Pr


Category: Education

Page: 306

View: 4599

There are a growing number of courses on early childhood education at university level. This has placed new demands on both students and staff as research is a key feature of many of these courses. Research training is an important element in both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in early childhood education and there is a genuine need for an accessible textbook that addresses the particular research issues which are a feature of this important field. Doing Early Childhood Research introduces the most common qualitative and quantitative methods in the early childhood context. The contributors cover a wide range of conventional and newer approaches including observation, surveys, action research, ethnography, policy analysis and poststructuralist approaches. The reader is shown step by step how to select a topic, review the literature, design their research project, analyse data and produce a report. Throughout the emphasis is on practical application of the methods and the text is illustrated by a wide range of examples and case studies. Each chapter includes checklists, explanations of key concepts, annotated further reading and questions for reflection. Written by leading international early childhood researchers, this book is a standard introduction to research in the early childhood field.

Fit for the global future?

new approaches in marketing, advertising and market research in response to a changing business environment : Lisbon (Portugal), July 1997

Author: Advertising Research Foundation,ESOMAR.,Japan Marketing Association

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 7666

On Becoming a College Teacher

A Qualitative Study of New Faculty Members' Transitions Into Full-time College Teaching

Author: Katherine Elizabeth Mezei

Publisher: N.A


Category: Community college teachers

Page: 482

View: 1142

Qualitative data analysis

an expanded sourcebook

Author: Matthew B. Miles,A. M. Huberman

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc


Category: Science

Page: 338

View: 4946

The latest edition of this best-selling textbook by Miles and Huberman not only is considerably expanded in content, but is now available in paperback. Bringing the art of qualitative analysis up-to-date, this edition adds hundreds of new techniques, ideas and references developed in the past decade. The increase in the use of computers in qualitative analysis is also reflected in this volume. There is an extensive appendix on criteria to choose from among the currently available analysis packages. Through examples from a host of social science and professional disciplines, Qualitative Data Analysis remains the most comprehensive and complete treatment of this topic currently available to scholars and applied researchers.

Handbook of Research for Educational Communications and Technology

A Project of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology

Author: David H. Jonassen

Publisher: Macmillan Library Reference


Category: Communication en éducation - Recherche - Guides, manuels, etc

Page: 1267

View: 3743

Examines the use of technologies to facilitate teaching and learning as well as the design of instruction and learning environments. Outlines the breadth of issues, theories, and methods that define the field of education, educational communications, and technology; describes the theoretical and intellectual foundations for the methods and models that researchers and designed use to develop and criticize the research and products; and summarizes and critiques the base of research studies on hard technologies. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR